Keto Angel Food Cake Recipe

a low carb angel food cake with a piece sliced out

5 from 6 reviews

This Keto Angel Food Cake recipe is absolutely fabulous. And each slice of this angelic sponge cake has just 58 calories and 10g net carbs.


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  • 12 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup Swerve or equivalent granulated sweetener, divided
  • 1 cup arrowroot starch

whipped cream:

  • 1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup Confectioner's Swerve or equivalent powdered sweetener


  • berries
  • fresh herbs
  • edible flowers


Step 1.  Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F and place the rack in the middle

Step 2.  Separate eggs, being careful not to get any yolk into the whites.  Crack an egg over one small bowl, separate the egg, and transfer the egg white to a large mixing bowl.  Repeat with remaining eggs.

Step 3.  In a medium-sized bowl, sift together 1/4 cup sweetener and 1 cup arrowroot starch.

Step 4.  In the large mixing bowl, use a stand mixer or an electric mixer to beat the egg whites on medium-high speed until foamy, 30 seconds.  Keep the speed at medium-high for the rest of the recipe.

Step 5.  Add cream of tartar, almond extract, and vanilla extract and beat until soft peaks form.

Step 6.  Slowly beat in 1/2 cup sweetener, 1 tablespoon at a time, until soft glossy hills form.

Step 7.  Slowly beat in arrowroot mixture, 1/4 cup at a time, until smooth.

Step 8.  Pour the batter into a 12-inch ungreased tube pan and run a fork through the batter to pop any large air pockets.  Smooth the top of the batter with a spatula.

Step 9.  Bake for 35-40 minutes until the cake has doubled in size and the top is a medium brown.

Step 10.  Immediately invert the angel food cake pan.  Air needs to be able to circulate around the pan as it cools.  If the pan has legs, do nothing, but if not, hold the pan above the counter, using a bottle or can.  Cool for 1 1/2 - 2 hours until completely cooled.  

Step 11.  Use a knife to carefully cut around the sides of the pan to release the cake.  Pull apart the two pieces of the pan.  Slice around the top of the pan.  Slice around the inner tube of the pan.  Carefully release the cake.  

Step 12.  To make the whipped cream, add heavy whipping cream and powdered sweetener to a large bowl.  Mix with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form, 2 minutes.

Step 13.  Garnish the top with berries, fresh herbs, and edible flowers. 

Step 14.  Slice the cake using a serrated knife.


The nutritional information below does not include cake toppings.


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