Healthy Angel Food Cake

This angel food cake is the healthy dessert of your dreams! It’s fluffy and flavorful, yet it’s totally vegan and sweetened with just 1/3 cup of organic stevia! Top it with this seasons best fruit, and you’ve got the perfect summer dessert. 

A vegan healthy angel food cake made with aquafaba and sweetened with stevia!

This post was sponsored by Pyure. Thank you for supporting the partnerships that allow Brewing Happiness to grow and exist. xoxo.

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Healthy Angel Food Cake

Course: Dessert, Sweet Thangs
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8 people
Author: Brewing Happiness

This Healthy Angel Food Cake is made with aquafaba instead of egg whites and stevia instead of sugar, making it totally vegan and healthy!

Ingredients

  • 2 cans chickpeas (will produce about 1 1/2 cups aquafaba*)
  • 1/3 cup Pyure Organic All-Purpose Stevia
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 2 teaspoon potato startch
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour, sifted

Top with:

  • 6 strawberries, quartered
  • 10 cherries, pitted and halved
  • 3 kiwis, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon mint, diced

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350.

  2. In a small bowl sift together your Pyure granular stevia, potato starch, and cream of tartar. 

  3. In the bowl of a standing mixer using the whisk attachment, or in a large bowl using a hand mixer, add in your aquafaba (aka. the liquid in the cans of chickpeas). 

  4. Sift the contents of your small bowl into your standing mixer (yes, you're double sifting). Turn the mixer on to medium-high and beat for 5 minutes. 

  5. Meanwhile, sift your all purpose baking flour and baking powder into a medium sized bowl and set aside. 

  6. After 5 minutes, stop your mixer. Add in your lemon zest, lemon juice, vanilla extract, almond extract, and apple cider vinegar. Turn the mixer back on medium-high, and mix for another 5 minutes.

  7. After 5 minutes, stop your mixer and change from the whisk attachment to the paddle attachment. (Or if you are using a hand mixer, you can do this with just a rubber spatula.) Begin to slowly sifting your flour and baking powder into the mixing bowl, do this about a half cup at a time. You can either mix with the paddle attachment on the LOWEST setting possible, just until incorporated or use a rubber spatula to fold in the flour gently. Do this until all the flour is mixed in. You want to be VERY GENTLE to mix, but not to over mix. You don't want the batter to fully collapse (although it will reduce some.)

  8. Grease an angel food cake pan or a bunt cake pan, and pour the batter in. Bake on 350 for 35-40 minutes.

  9. Remove from the oven and let it rest in the pan until completely cool. 

  10. In a separate small bowl, combine all of the topping ingredients and refrigerate until ready to serve.

  11. Remove the cake from the pan, top with your fruit mixture, and serve.

  12. EAT UP.

Recipe Notes

*I HIGHLY recommend using a standing mixer for this recipe, because it would be friggin' exhausting to use a hand mixer. (Although it is possible.)

**If you have questions about aquafaba, I suggest checking out this guide from my friend Dana of Minimalist Baker

 

Three plates of healthy angel food cake topped with cherries, strawberries, and kiwi.

 

Hi. It’s my birthday and with the help of my internet friends I have accomplished one of my greatest baking feats ever. I made a vegan angel food cake sweetened with Pyure Organic Stevia. I made 11 versions of this cake before nailing it, and I nearly thought it couldn’t be done. But I have done it, and now I get to celebrate my birthday in the BEST way. With angel food cake and ALL the fruit toppings.

 Now let’s go ahead and get this out of the way… NO, this isn’t as buoyant as a regular angel food cake. It’s made with chickpea water instead of eggs, what can I say?  But I will say that the cake is fluffy, and the taste is ON POINT. So you’ll just have to let go of the old idea of an angel food cake and say hello to this new healthier version. 

Since I made this recipe with Pyure Organic Stevia instead of granulated sugar, and because Pyure only uses the sweetest part of the stevia leaf, you only need a little. I mean, just 1/3 cup sweetens a WHOLE CAKE. It’s crazy. And it’s granular instead of liquid (although they also have liquid stevia products), so it’s amazingly easy to bake with. They’re also launching a sugar-free honey and sugar-free maple syrup soon, which makes me super excited.

My favorite part of angel food cake is that it’s basically a vehicle for dessert fruit, and I love me some fruit, especially in the summer. Maybe it’s because I’m a fire sign, and cooling foods sound amazing around my birthday. (Balance or something.) So I loaded this one with all the best summer fruits – strawberries, kiwis, and cherries, plus some mint and honey. It soaks into the top of the cake and creates a fruit/cake medley that will blow you away. 

Now that we’ve celebrated the success of this cake, I want to celebrate more important things (aka. me. lol). Last year, I made a list of twenty four things I learned in my twenty four years of life and made a “Tropical Cowboy Caviar.” So this year I thought I’d carry on the tradition and make a list of twenty things I’ve learned in my twenty five years on this planet.  

 

side view of an angel food cake topped with strawberries, kiwi and cherries with some cherry juice running down the side of the cakeA clear bowl of chopped strawberries, kiwi, and cherries glistening in the light of a window

 

a circular angel food cake with one slice cut, a stack of plates and utensils, and Pyure Stevia

pyure organic stevia 

 

25 Things I’ve Learned in 25 Years

  1. Listening is more important than being heard. 
  2. Asking for help is helpful. 
  3. I am happiest when I am in transition.
  4. I used to hate smoothies, but now I can’t stop drinking this Pineapple Mint Green Smoothie. (Aka. test your old beliefs, they may not be true anymore.)
  5. I function much better (and am nicer to myself) when I go screenless at night and in the morning
  6. Being goofy is an important part of humanity. 
  7. Friendship is one of the most magic forces that exists.
  8. Some love is only meant for a short time. That is okay, too.
  9. Invest in nice skin products. It’s worth it.
  10. Never be ashamed to love Selena Gomez or Harry Styles. 
  11. Finding time for life outside of work is REALLY important. 
  12. I highly suggest learning about your alter-ego, and pursuing life through their eyes. 
  13. Admitting when your wrong makes life go a lot easier.
  14. Humans are valid simply because they exist. You do not need to prove your validity to others.
  15. You do however need to validate those that feel unseen in this world.
  16. Dogs make life better. Pet them as often as you can.
  17. Your body knows.
  18. Your heart knows.
  19. You mind only thinks it knows.
  20. Black lives matter. 
  21. I learned new ways to think about my body
  22. It is equally as valid to be optimistic and be let down as it is to be pessimistic and proven right. (Pod Save America taught me that one.)
  23. Read more. Just do it.
  24. Therapy is hard, but it helps.
  25. Learn to let go of the expectations you have for others and yourself. Life goes a lot easier that way.

So there you have it. A healthy angel food cake, and 25 life lessons. Now I’m off to get a new tattoo (woo!) and eat a fancy dinner with my sweet parents. Have your cake and eat it too. xo. 

 

three enamel plates with healthy angel food cake slices topped with fruit, sitting in the sunshine and shadows created by a nearby windowa whole, uncut angel food cake in the center of a white background, with colorful fruit on top

 

three plates of healthy vegan angel food cake

 

 

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