Low Carb Angel Food Cake
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To make this Low Carb Angel Food Cake, I used a stand mixer! I adore my stand mixer and it was my favorite foodie gift!
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Low Carb Angel Food Cake
- 12 large egg whites
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1 pinch Redmond Real salt
- 1 cup egg white strawberry protein powder
- 1 cup Natural Sweetener or powdered erythritol
- 1 teaspoon strawberry extract or other extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Sift protein and confectioners erythritol together and set aside.
- In a large clean bowl, (click HERE for the best Stand Mixer)whip egg whites with a pinch of salt until foamy (save the yolks for "healthified" creme brule, "healthified" coconut custard, OR "healthified" ice cream).
- Add cream of tartar and continue to beat until very stiff (you will be able to put bowl upside down and the whites won't fall out).
- Add your favorite extract flavor.
- Quickly fold in protein mixture.
- Pour into a greased 10 inch tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes.
- OPTION: Serve in Push Pop Molds with fresh whipping cream and strawberries.
- It also makes great FRENCH TOAST (see below for directions) and Strawberry Shortcake (click HERE.
“HEALTHIFIED” FRENCH TOAST
1 Angel Food Cake
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
Cut the cake into 1 inch thick slices. In a medium bowl, mix the eggs and almond milk. Heat a skillet to medium-high heat, greased with coconut oil. Dip each slice of angel food cake into the egg mixture. Place on skillet and fry on each side until golden brown.
Click HERE to find the Keto syrup I use.
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (1/4 cup syrup)
Maple Syrup = 210 calories, 0.2g fat, 0g protein, 54g carbs, 0g fiber (54 effective carbs)
Xylitol Sap Syrup = 50 calories, 0g fat, 0g protein,19g carbs, 18g sugar alcohol (1 effective carb)
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So what did you do with all the yolks, Maria? It looks wonderful, but one would hate to waste 1/2 the egg. Lots of pudding & egg nog? 🙂
I make some custard for the boys or a creme brulee or ice cream for Craig and I. 🙂
I would just save the yolks and add them to my breakfast eggs. Everyday I have a 3 egg omelet, so it would turn in to a 3 egg and 2 egg yoke omelet. Yet I have to say lately we’ve been using more egg yokes then we do egg whites so this recipe will come in handy!
I made the angel food cake into cupcakes and it tastes amazing!!! They puffed up beautifully but when I removed them from the oven for cooling they shrunk, is this normal? They were still GREAT tasting but did I do something wrong for them to shrink while cooling? I love your recipes!!!!
It may have under baked. It does shrink a tiny bit though.
They sank because you didn’t cook them upside down. Angel food has to cool inverted to maintain the tall sponge.
They sank because you didn’t cool them upside down. Angel food has to cool inverted to maintain the tall sponge.
wow 18 egg whites. can “just whites” be used instead? just to save on money and yolks?
Yes, that will work. 🙂
Looks delicious! Maria, I have a question for you. I’ve been unable to find an answer on the Net. Does whey protein powder denature when cooked? I see in your nutritional info that each serving is quite high in protein which suggests that whey conserves its structural integrity in heat….just wondering if you had any expert info on that! Can’t wait to try this recipe!
From all the research I have done they should hold up just fine. Thanks! 🙂
Maria, Thank you for the recipe. Angel food was one of my husbands favourites but we haven’t had it in 10 years since doing low carb. This will make him VERY happy!
Hi Maria, thanks for an awesome post!! As a 6mos survivor of Stage IIIC Breast Cancer (ER/PR+, HER2-) the one food my oncologist told me to avoid in any way shape or form was soy! Yep and it’s in everything as you well know!
I also try to avoid large quantities of dairy products due to the same “bad estrogen” because even if they don’t give cows hormones (i.e. Organic Dairy), the milk producer is still generally milking pregnant cows! So guess what the milk has in it? Yep, extra estrogen!
I just posted a link to your blog post with the delicious looking cake recipe and informative post over to my facebook page!
Thanks for all your hard work and for educating us all!!
Thank you for the kind words!
Maria, would the vanilla whey work instead of the strawberry? What about the chocolate? I just bought these two flavors this week so I could try some of your recipes but they didn’t have strawberry.
You could give it a try. Vanilla would work I am sure. 🙂
And someone just posted on my facebook page that their mom used to make this with chocolate, so sounds like that would be a great option too! Good luck! 🙂
Jessice has the best sister ever
We beat the eggs whites until they were so stiff, you could hold the bowl upside down & they did not fall out. We folded in the other ingredients carefully. Poured into a Wilton two piece angel food cake pan, no problem. But once in the oven, the batter began to liquefy & leak out of the bottom of the pan & all over the floor of the oven, big mess! What are we doing wrong?
Hmm. I have never heard of that happening. If they are stiff they are usually good, they just rise a bit. We you sure to use 100% egg whites? Any yokes in the whites can cause problems. Here is my video showing how I do this. Good Luck! 🙂 https://vimeo.com/43271915
The reason Carolyn’s batter leaked out of the pan is because she over whipped the egg whites. If you beat the egg whites to the point of just to stiff peaks the batter will be fine.
Do I have to use Whey protein powder or can I use egg white protein powder instead and also for the icing may I use coconut milk instead of almond?
Yes and Yes. 🙂
Oh and I wanted to comment on Soy, after reading this I had a lot of questions answered personally for me on my struggles with weight loss. I had emailed you but I guess you are so busy it is hard to get back to them all. I have no thyroid and have STRUGGLED to get past a 10 pound weight loss and I need to lose 87 to be in a none overweight state. I had NO IDEA how bad soy was till this and once I expelled it from my diest my weight loss has started to pick itself up again. I also felt absolutely horrible because I breast fed my son for 6 months and then switched to formula and he had issues with regular formula so the doctors put him on soy and all this time I felt it was a healthier option for him other than breast feeding. I know I should not beat myself up over it, but if I do ever have another child it wll be breast feeding 100%, not just six months. I feel a bit guilty because he has issues and they were worse when he was younger and I wonder now if I would never have given him soy would maybe things have been easier for us to cope with.
Hi Margarita. I didn’t get your email. Maybe it went to my spam. Please send again if you would like.
Yes, several years ago I actually thought soy was OK too. The more research I read, the worse it got. Good luck and again, sorry I didn’t get your email. I make sure to reply to every one no matter how busy it gets. 🙂
I tried to make this recipe and it was all working fine until I took it out of the oven and the whole thing collapsed. I am not sure what I did wrong maybe a longer baking time?
It needed to bake longer. I have a convection oven and they are all a little different temp. 🙂
Also, I found that if I use a different whey powder than jay robb or added a different sweetener, it caused my cake to deflate, with all else equal.
Thanks Stacy! Good to know! 🙂
I just made this for the second time. It’s delicious! I don’t even bother frosting it. I cut it into squares and put it in the fridge, then I have it for snacks, either plain or with melted sugar free icing, or whipped cream, or sugar free pudding. It’s great as the base for a strawberry shortcake-like dessert. Also, cut into slices, it makes great bread for peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches!
Thanks! Glad you liked it! 🙂
So is that right that the “HEALTHIFIED” ANGEL FOOD CAKE is 12 egg whites.
And the “HEALTHIFIED” TIRAMISU ANGEL FOOD CAKE 18 egg whites?
Thanks for your help.
Sorry, fixed it now above. Thanks!
which recipe is fixed above they both say 12???
The above was changed to 12 🙂
thank you for clarification. Smiles, Ruth
I love this recipe. I make it with vanilla whey protein, swerve and vanilla extract. My boys like it a lot, too. I ate it plain, but they liked it with a little mascarpone frosting. yum.
Tried the Angel Food Cake! I used a 2-pc tube pan! Went in to check the cake at about 20-min and most of the “batter” had leaked out the bottom of the 2-pc pan, onto the bottom of the stove!
What a mess an waste of $$
Sorry to hear that. Here are some tips: http://www.ehow.com/how_5586282_keep-tube-pans-leaking.html
Hi Maria, this recipe looks wonderful, will be trying it soon! I am a big fan of tiramisu, but basically gave up on it since I gave up wheat a few months ago. Quick question regarding the flavors and extracts: it seems that many of them (including the Frontier Strawberry extract found in your Astore) contain vegetable oils such as sunflower, canola, or cottonseed. Is it because we would use very small quantities that these are tolerable? Thanks for clarifying 🙂
Hi, Yes, the quantities are so low per serving that it is tolerable for me. It is much better than extracts that use Polyethylene glycol! Yuck! 🙂
Maria, you mention the polyethylene glycol is bad in extracts, but in your astore you have Bakto natural extracts which contain Propylene glycol. I ordered these and like them, but I’m wondering — is Propylene glycol acceptable?
Hi, yes, I am working on cleaning those out and only having the vegetable glycerine ones. 🙂
Hi! I just read Annies question and wanted to recommend Medicine Flower Extracts from
http://www.medicineflower.com . They offer a lot of flavours without any oils or alcohol in it. I don’t know how they do it but I think they invented a new way of getting the flavour out of the plants. I have the vanilla flavour and it smells and tastes divine! According to the supplier you need less in comparison to other extracts or flavourings. I don’t know if that is true as I never used other extracts or flavourings but I can guarantee that the vanilla flavour really tastes great and I don’t need much of it. Unfortunately they are expensive but in my opinion they are absolutely worth it and we have the pure flavour without oils and other stuff that shouldn’t be in food.
Thanks for all your recipes. My Cake dried out and was somewhat crunchy and tasted ‘eggy’, any suggestions, or is this the way it’s supposed to be?
No, this is a very moist cake. Not sure what happened. As you can see by the comments above, others seem to have good results. How long did you bake it for and at what temp?
The only think I can think that I did different was that I used egg whites from a carton (Trader Joes). I’ll try it again without carton egg whites and see what happens. Does your cake have an eggy smell? (that was turn off for my kids)
Hmm, that should work. Let me know how it goes. What brand sweetener and protein powder did you use?
I used Organic Zero (powdered with Magic Bullet) and it was either Jay Robb or a bulk protein powder that I got at a health food store.
Anyway, I really want to Thank You for all of your dedication to the research you’ve done and developing recipes and providing them to us. I know many of us are trully grateful that someone with so much knowledge is willing to share. — I’ll be getting all of your books soon and look forward to making more of your yummy recipes.
Thank you! 🙂
Oooh! I’ve made this and it’s soooo nice! I made the angel food cake with the “fat flush” protein that you have in your store Maria (well, similar, got mine in Australia, chocolate flavoured, sweetened with Stevia)… and it worked great (in case anyone ever wants to know!)… used vanilla as I didn’t have rum extract. I did half the recipe so it’s not as high and beautiful (mucked up my first 6 egg whites when some yolks fell in it, twice! so I put it in a large cup and will use that for omelets for the next few days!) – I definitely must’ve done something wrong the first time I tried a similar recipe (protein bread). This was nice, and it *is* moist, it’s DELICIOUS and will now feature in my regular recipes!
I have gotten some comments that certain protein powders will make the eggs fall. Haven’t narrowed it down to which one yet. Glad it worked out for you! 🙂
Can I use Jay Robb Vanilla, Just Like Sugar and a regular glass baking pan?
Yes, that would work great! 🙂
Hi Maria, I made the angel food cake out of the Nutritious & Delicious book. I hope that’s okay on our ‘plan’. Is this recipe in one of your books? I made my cake in a bundt pan, it rose just beautifully. Shrank a bit after, but. The taste? Spot on! We both thought it was amazing! Then we added the lemon curd, I could hug you woman! That lemon curd is sooo good! It just about had me dancing in the kitchen! : ) Chrissy can’t believe its ‘legal’. Said it felt like we were cheating! Doesn’t get any better than that! Thanks again for all your hard work & for sharing all your knowledge…
Yes, this is good for staying on plan. 🙂
I’ve made the pop overs and the angle cake today using just plain whey that comes in a bulk bag it has nothing else added to the wpdr and both came out very dry and was like chewing a tyre, they both rose beautifully, so im guessing im doing something very wrong as I’m having this trouble with other things im making also, so im guessing my protein pdr is the problem and thinking maybe half the quantity I’m using. Any thoughts???
Not sure. When I make it with jay robb as linked above, it is just like angel food cake I remember as a kid. 🙂
Thanks Maria, The WPI has only amino Acid and non essential amion acids nothing else added so i would consider this to be raw, so ill give a made up brand a try as there are a few now with stevia in them and see if that makes a difference.
can i sub liquid stevia for the 1 cup of sweetner?
You will lose the bulk of the sweetener so the texture might change some, but it should work. 🙂
Wonderful recipe. The taste is spot-on to the angel food cakes of old. I used a 1/2 tsp each of almond and vanilla extracts, with vanilla protein powder. However, I’ll have to order some Jay Robb powder and see if I get different results. I used Isopure (0 carbs) protein powder and reconstituted powdered egg whites. At the halfway point of baking, it had risen beautifully, but by the time it was done baking, it had collapsed. That said, it’s still delicious. I’ll have to report back after trying again as to whether the issue seems to be the Isopure.
Should we store leftovers in the freezer or will they be ok on the counter in an airtight container?
I would store in the fridge or freezer. 🙂
Are the time and temperature directions for a regular oven and they should be converted for a convection?
I would use same time with 25 degrees less. 🙂
1 cup Swerve confectioners’ sweetener (or powdered erythritol) – please confirm that would be 1 cup erythritol and if using erythritol, nothing else, such as Stevie glycerite with it?
That would probably be good. Or a little stevia to taste if you like. 🙂
I posed my question because I remember reading the information on sweeteners included in many of your books, and you write “In any recipe that lists Swerve (or equivalent) you can use … (and you list several products, which don’t apply to my question). In order to use a different product, use this chart to convert: 1 cup Swerve = 1 cup erythritol and 1 tsp stevia glycerite.”
I just didn’t know if you accidentally omitted the “1 tsp stevia glycerite” in this particular recipe or if you omitted it on purpose, as in it wouldn’t work with this recipe since it’s for angel food cake.
Well, this is the general rule. This recipe will be sweet enough without it but you can add stevia to get more balanced sweetness if you like. 🙂
I save the yolks and use one at a time in my smoothies, also give to my dog.
what’s on the slice in the image? doesn’t look like frosting!
That is my lemon curd. http://mariamindbodyhealth.com/poundcake-with-lemon-curd-and-hormones/
Since Jay Robb’s protein powder is sweetened, would this still be ok with the addition of the Swerve? Or does it need that extra kick? Also, does the Swerve help give it structure/rise? Thanks!!
Argh, I meant withOUT the Swerve!
You can try it without yes. Everyone has a little different sweet tooth so that may be enough for you.
Thanks, I’ll try that! I just wasn’t sure whether the Swerve was also necessary for the structure of the cake and making sure it didn’t collapse.
Can I use Trim Healthy Mama whey protein powder instead of Jay Robb?
That looks like an ok option.
So I just bought the jay robb strawberry protein powder, and it says it contains soy??
Soy lecithin is in almost everything. It is a hard ingredient to completely avoid. But it is very small amounts.
I love all your recipes. My husband has a birthday tomorrow and I’m trying to find a cake recipe to use. I always wanted to make an angel cake. Do you think it’s possible with a bundt cake pan since I don’t have a tube pan? I have all your e-book recipes, love everything, working on staying consistent with no grain, low carb. Thanks Maria!
I think that should work. 😉
Hello I have a question about erythritol. How does the carb count work for sugar alcohols in general. Also is erythritol and Swerve the same thing. I’ve been using NOW brand erythritol for most products that call for the granular form. Thanks so much! I have one of your cook books and am really enjoying the recipes!
The sugar alcohols in erythritol don’t count towards your carb total. They are not digestible. Swerve is a blend of erythritol and another sweetener so it measures 1-1 for sugar (erythritol by itself is 70% as sweet as sugar).
This is the second recipe I have tried from your site. The fudge was awesome! But this this is my birthday cake and it is out of this world! I even cut down on the swerve to a little over half a cup and 3/4 cup powder egg whites in place of the whey. Could not ask for a sweeter cake no topping necessary. I am so happy I found you 🙂
Do you think I would be able to freeze this cake?
Yes, that should work. 🙂
Yum, I just tried this and it’s delicious, even my daughter, who usually turns her nose up at my healthified recipes likes this one! 🙂
When you fold in the protein powder do you do that by hand with a spatula or use your mixer on low…or?? thinking of making donuts with this!
By hand. Make sure the whites are very stiff (I beat on high with my stand mixer for about 5-10 minutes). 🙂
Should the cake be completely cooled in the pan before removing?
Maria, saw this dessert at a restaurant and thought it would be a good addition to your desserts. I tried it with your angel food cake recipes but didn’t caramelized the cake. I still need to tweak it.
ANGEL FOOD GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH
caramelized angel food cake, cream cheese filling, seasonal berry compote, vanilla ice cream, toasted sweet and salty sliced almonds
Thanks for the tip! 🙂
Turned out perfect BUT
(1) I did not grease the pan (the mixture needs to cling to the sides for support)
(2) I let it cool for one hour in the oven with the door cracked about 3″
(3) The pan was inverted during the time it cooled in the oven
(4) I let it then cool completely before removing from the pan.
The cake was about 4″ high and it did not collapse. It was perfect.
As always, another Maria hit. I used Quest vanilla protein powder and banana extract. So yummy and so easy. I did not make the frosting, too lazy. 🙂
Maria, I plan to use ALL WHITES instead of separating a dozen eggs – what is the conversion for 12 egg whites to how much ALL WHITES? Would that be one cup or two? I won’t begin the cake until I know how to measure the ALL WHITES. Thanks for your patience and help!
Check the side of the product. They have conversions on it.
Ruth, if I’m not mistaken…12 egg whites will equal 2 cups + 1/4 cup “just whites”
Does it turn out very dry for everyone?
Well I tried it today and had several problems. Waited until I got a new 2 piece angel food cake nonstick pan. The All White said that 3/4 cup equals 4 eggs – so I measured out 3/4 cup of All Whites times 3 to equal the 12 egg whites. Used the amount of cream of tartar, salt, 2 tsp Stevia glycerite, 1 tsp vanilla, and the cup of whey protein. It beat up nice and stiff and poured into the new angel food pan. Somebody commented above that the mix needed to be able to climb the sides of the pan, and not to spray so I did not spray the pan. Baked at 325 (convect) 45 minutes, let cool and it did sink as expected. Unfortunately, it stuck badly all around and did not release from the pan. But the most disappointing was the taste – I thought the vanilla would be good for making it tasty for any purpose but it did not. So besides not spraying the non-stick pan, what did I do wrong for taste? Was one teaspoon not enough flavor? It was very dryl like Sophie mentioned too. I will be trying this recipe again – what about the taste though?
Hey ther Maria
I have trouble with sugar alcohols. Would I be able to make this with stevia? Would I replace the bulk with coconut flour or something like that?
Yes. Using just stevia would work.