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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
  • ¾ tsp Salt
  • 1 ½ tsp Cream of tartar
  • 3 Limes
  • ½ tsp Vanilla extract
  • Crystallised ginger chopped


  • Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4
  • 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
  • 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
  • Once the mixture is glossy add the zest of the limes and the vanilla extract and whisk in
  • Gently fold the flour and sugar mixture into the egg whites
  • Pour the mixture into an Angel Food Cake tin and put it in the oven for 35 - 40 minutes
  • When the cake comes out of the oven, tip the tin upside down to cool
  • When it is fully cool run a palette knife around the edge and middle of the tin to help the cake come out
  • Dust it lightly with icing sugar and garnished with some lime zest and chopped crystallised ginger
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in a cool place and eat within 3 days