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Mock Angel Food Cake


  • 4 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 16 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Sift cake flour, sugar and salt three times, then stir in the boiling water. Let cool.
  3. Beat egg whites, cream of tartar, baking powder, vanilla extract and almond extract until stiff peaks form. Fold into the flour mixture and pour batter into one ungreased 12 x 18-inch baking pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 minutes.
  5. Cool cake inverted in pan, laying a tea towel underneath the cake to absorb the steam.
  6. Frost as desired when the cake is cool.

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