Dolores Clark, a great grandmother who lives in Dade City Florida recently sent me a Paleo angel food cake recipe, a grain free version of this traditional favorite. Her grandkids have tested it and given it the thumbs up!
Dolores loves to cook and tackle any food challenge. Though relatively new to healthy eating, she is making rapid strides and is a great example to her family as she learns the new skills of Traditional Cooking later in life!
* This Paleo angel food cake recipe is a great way to use up all those pastured egg whites leftover from putting egg yolks in homemade ice cream or breakfast smoothies!
Paleo Angel Food Cake (Grain Free)
1/3 cup coconut flour (where to find)
1/3 cup plus 2 TBL arrowroot powder (where to find)
1 1/2 cups sustainably sourced coconut or palm sugar (where to find)
1 1/2 cups egg whites (about 12)
1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar (where to find)
1 1/2 tsp vanilla (where to find)
1/2 tsp almond extract (where to find)
1/4 tsp sea salt (where to find)
Run coconut or palm sugar through the food processor to achieve a fine texture. Mix coconut flour, arrowroot powder, and 3/4 cups coconut or palm sugar in a bowl with a wire whip and set aside.
In a second bowl, whip egg whites, cream of tartar and salt until foamy but not stiff. Slowly add (2 TBL at a time) remaining coconut sugar. Whip until stiff peaks form. Fold in vanilla and almond extract. With a rubber scraper or whisk, carefully fold the flour mixture into the egg whites mixture adding 2-3 tablespoons at a time.
Put into tube pan. Bake Paleo angel food cake at 375 F/191C for 30-35 min or until the top springs back when lightly touched.
Remove Paleo angel food cake from oven and invert to cool.
NOTE: This Paleo angel food cake has a lovely caramel flavor and is moister than regular angel food cake but with similar texture. It also doesn’t rise quite as high as regular angel food cake.
Love light and fluffy Paleo cakes and breads? Try this recipe for Paleo Honey Bread (just like Sara Lee pound cake).
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist