Thyme Angel Food Cake

This herb-flavored angel food cake cries out for a scoop of strawberry ice cream.

Herbs in a dessert? Here's a thyme-enhanced angel food cake that cries out for a scoop of strawberry ice cream on a summer evening. Whip up some homemade ice cream with the reserved egg yolks.

55 min Prep: 20 min Cook: 35 min
Serves: 12 Save

Ingredients (9)

  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 10 egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoon stemmed thyme leaves
  • 2 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Sift flour and powdered sugar together.
  3. Beat egg whites with a mixer at high speed until foamy. Add cream of tartar and salt; beat until soft peaks form. Beat in lemon juice, then beat in granulated sugar in 2-tablespoon increments, allowing each to become incorporated before adding the next. Beat in thyme and lemon rind.
  4. Fold flour mixture into egg white mixture with a rubber spatula. Spoon batter into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan.
  5. Bake 35 minutes or until cake is lightly browned and springy to the touch. Invert pan; cool completely. Loosen cake from sides of pan using a narrow metal spatula. Transfer cake to a serving plate.