This is a lovely angel food cake that is reminiscent of the deep south.
Gone with the Wind Cake
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
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.