Southern Pecan Angel Food Cake

Light and airy angel food-like pecan cake.

Southern Pecan Angel Food Cake

Angie Halten
Light and airy angel food-like pecan cake.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Servings 12


  • 12 egg separated
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 1/8 cups icing sugar
  • 3 cups pecans finely ground


  • In a large mixing bowl, beat egg yolks until very thick.
  • In another bowl, beat egg whites and salt until foamy. Gradually add icing sugar and continue to beat until stiff. Fold 1/3 of the whites into the yolks, then fold in the remaining whites.
  • Gently fold ground pecans into egg mixture, then pour batter into a tube pan. Bake at 350°F for 50 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean and the top of the cake is light brown.
  • Remove from oven and invert pan to cool. Cool cake completely before removing from pan.
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