Wednesday 19 October 2011


After using 8 egg yolks for the leche flan, I was left with a lot of egg whites. I know it is the other way around for the macaron bakers but since they are no where near me, I can't donate my egg whites to their awesome cause. On the first try, the egg whites were made into meringues and unsuccessful macarons. This time I decided to make angel food cake because it is dead easy and it is one of my favourite simple cakes.

We decided to reunite the yolks with the egg whites by eating the cake together with the leche flan. They tasted so great together. Why not? Isn't floating islands egg whites with egg yolk sauce? The caramel sauce on the flan was the best part though and it just made this good dessert fantastic. 


1 1/2 c. egg whites
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. almond essence
2 tbsps. of corn flour + plain flour to make 1 c.


Pre-heat the oven to 380° F/ 180° C. Put the egg whites, salt and cream of tartar together in a mixing bowl. Beat until soft peaks form when the mixer is lifted up. Add in the almond extract. With the mixer running, add in the sugar a little at a time. Sift the flour and corn flour over the egg whites then fold in until combined. Pour into an ungreased 9-inch tube pan and bake for 35 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. Invert the pan and leave to cool. Run a sharp knife along the sides and tube of the cake pan to loosen the cake. Serve on its own or with custard, fresh fruits or, best of all,  with the previously made leche flan.

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  1. Adora, I love that you served the angel food cake and the flan together! You're spot on to use the leftover whites for an angel food cake and yours looks heavenly. Brava!

  2. lOve the look of it and your creativity

  3. Hi Adora,

    Nice recipe. How about the method of making this? and how much flour did you use to make this?

    Hope to get the full recipe for this.


  4. Oh, my, how heavenly!! Serving angel food cake and caramelly flan together was just a brilliant idea!!!

  5. Apologies for the omission, Prez. I have added the full recipe. Hope you try it.

  6. Such a coincidence! I just made angel food cake as well! unfortunately mine didn’t look nowhere as good as yours, but I got to use my new kitchen aid mixer (I got last Christmas hiihi) so it was all good.
    Great idea to pair it with leche flan!

  7. A great sweet combo with no left overs. I hope you will visit my blog

  8. Oh Adora, you never disappoint..this cake look amazing. What a wonderful photos...totally yummy!!!!
    Have a beautiful day sweetie!!!!

  9. Really beautiful cake! i just saw it on knapkins (and voted for it!)

  10. I like how you shared posts back to back with egg whites and egg yolks recipes. The angel food cake looks soooo good! What a fluffy cake. I'd love to try with flan... must be heavenly!

  11. Awesome combination. like peanut butter and jelly. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Oooo, I love angel food cake! I love how you used the almond extract in it Adora. That is my all time favorite flavoring for cakes. It's adds that something special to them. And I love the idea of the flan with it. Excuse me... I need to go quietly drool somewhere now.


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