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Lime & Ginger Angel Food Cake

Light egg white cake with ginger and lime

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cake
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 16
Author thebakingexplorer


  • 170 g Plain flour
  • 3 tsp Ground ginger
  • 400 g Caster sugar
  • 10 Egg whites large
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cream of tartar
  • 3 Limes
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • Crystallised ginger chopped


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4

  2. Sift together the plain flour and ground ginger, sift it 4 times to get plenty of air in it. Then add 100g of the caster sugar and stir in
  3. In a food mixer whisk up the egg whites, salt and cream of tartar. Once soft peaks form, slowly add 300g of the caster sugar whilst continuing to mix
  4. Once the mixture is glossy add the zest of the limes and the vanilla extract and whisk in
  5. Gently fold the flour and sugar mixture into the egg whites
  6. Pour the mixture into an Angel Food Cake tin and put it in the oven for 35 - 40 minutes

  7. When the cake comes out of the oven, tip the tin upside down to cool
  8. When it is fully cool run a palette knife around the edge and middle of the tin to help the cake come out
  9. Dust it lightly with icing sugar and garnished with some lime zest and chopped crystallised ginger
  10. Store leftovers in an airtight container in a cool place and eat within 3 days