Grandma Pauline's Anniversary Fiesta Cake

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“I've watched my brother-in-law, Nate, cram whole pieces of this cake into his mouth at one go! Needless to say it's a family favorite particularly in the summer time.”
1hr 10mins
1 angel food cake

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 14 cups sifted flour
  • 34 cup sugar (used in first half of recipe)
  • 12 cup egg yolk (about 7 eggs)
  • 14 cup cold water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup egg white (about 7 eggs)
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 34 cup sugar (used in second half of recipe)


  1. Sift together flour and 3/4 c.
  2. sugar.
  3. Make a well in center.
  4. Add egg yolks, cold water, lemon juice and vanilla.
  5. Beat until smooth.
  6. Set aside.
  7. With electric mixer whip egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt until foamy.
  8. Continue beating, adding remaining 3/4 c.
  9. of sugar a few T.
  10. at a time, until sugar is incorporated and meringue holds stiff peaks.
  11. FOLD batter into meringue until JUST blended.
  12. Pour into ungreased tube pan and cut through batter to break air bubbles.
  13. Bake at 350* for 50-55 minutes or until top springs back when touched.
  14. Invert on a wine bottle and hang until cool.
  15. Remove from pan and serve with whipped cream and strawberries.

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