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Coconut Angel Food Cake with Berries

Light and airy angel food cake flavored with coconut, and topped with whipped cream, coconut and fresh berries.


For the cake:

  • 1 cup cake flour (113 grams)
  • 1 ⅔ cup granulated sugar (333 grams)
  • 1 ¾ cup egg whites , from about 13 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ½ teaspoon coconut extract or flavoring

For serving:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream (250 ml)
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar (50 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract or flavoring
  • ½ cup sweetened flake coconut
  • Fresh berries


To make the cake:

  • Preheat oven to 300°F.
  • Sift the flour 3 times, then add ⅔ cup of the sugar and sift 1 more time.
  • Beat the eggs until frothy. Add the salt and cream of tartar and beat till they just begin to form soft peaks. Add the remaining sugar 2 tablespoons at a time and beat until they hold soft peaks. Beat in the vanilla.
  • Sift the flour mixture over the whipped egg whites in 4 additions, folding in each addition by hand until just incorporated.
  • Spoon into an ungreased 10 x 4 inch tube pan. Rap on a hard surface a few times to release any bubbles. Bake until spongy to the touch and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 ¼ hours.
  • If the pan has feet, invert it onto a flat surface. Otherwise, invert over the neck of a bottle. Let cool completely, about 2 hours. Use a thin knife to cut around the edges and release the cake.

To serve the cake:

  • Whip the heavy cream until it starts to thicken. While continuing to beat, add the sugar slowly, followed by the coconut extract. Beat to soft peaks.
  • Serve slices of the cake with whipped cream, coconut flakes and fresh berries.
Note: the cake can be made one day ahead. Let sit at room temperature, uncovered, until ready to serve.
Recipe adapted from my traditional angel food cake.


Calories: 228kcal, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 23mg, Sodium: 149mg, Potassium: 118mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 29g, Vitamin A: 250IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 15mg, Iron: 1mg
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