Gone with the Wind Cake

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This is a lovely angel food cake that is reminiscent of the deep south.

Gone with the Wind Cake

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 egg yolks

Instructions

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2 Beat cold water and egg yolks together until mixture makes 1 quart – at least 10 minutes. Slowly add sugar and vanilla to egg yolk mixture, beating for at least 7 minutes.

3 Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together. Fold into the egg yolk mixture.

4 Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form and fold in smoothly to the egg yolk mixture. Pour batter into an ungreased 9 or 10 inch tube pan.

5 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 50 minutes. Turn upside down to cool in pan for 1 hour. Loosen sides and coax from pan. May be cut into layers and filled with Lemon Filling and iced with the same or with whipped cream.