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Old fashioned recipe for Fairy Cake
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"Fairy Cake" recipe

Fairy Cake is perfect for a dessert!
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time48 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 156kcal
Author: Karrie


  • 4 eggs separated
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • Pinch salt


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Butter and flour 1 large or 2 smaller angel food cake pans.
  • Using a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, beat egg yolks on high speed with 7 tablespoons cold water, vanilla and almond extracts for 2-3 minutes, or until light. Add sugar and mix on medium-high another 2 minutes. Add flour and mix on medium-high another 2 minutes. Set aside while you beat the egg whites (I transferred to a different bowl, scraped out my mixing bowl, and washed it).
  • Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form, about 4 minutes.
  • Fold egg whites into egg yolk mixture, a little at a time to be careful to not deflate the batter. Scrape into prepared pans. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until golden and the cake springs back just slightly when pressed. Cool upside down in pans on a wire rack (the cakes may fall out of the pan, which is ok).
  • Cook to room temperature. Serve with berries and whipped cream.


Serving: 61g | Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 41.7g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 41.7g