Paleo And Keto Angel Food Cake {Nut Free}

 No one will ever guess it's Keto, Paleo, gluten-free, and nut-free! While not hard to make, it does require a certain technique.


1x2x3x – ▢12 Large Egg Whites – ▢⅓ Cup Coconut Flour – ▢⅓ Cup Arrowroot Flour - tapioca flour, or potato starch – ▢½ teaspoon Sea Salt – ▢1 ½ teaspoon Cream Of Tartar – ▢1 Cup Powdered Monk Fruit/Allulose Blend - or powdered coconut palm sugar for Paleo (see notes below) – ▢1 tablespoon Pure Vanilla – ▢Coconut Whipped Cream - for serving – ▢Berries - for serving

Step 1

Line the bottom of a tube pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

Step 2

Place the eggs in a large bowl and cover with warm water to bring to room temperature and preheat oven to 325 degrees. Alternatively, you can separate eggs while cold then allow the egg whites to sit on the counter until room temperature.

Step 3

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, arrowroot flour, and sea salt.

Step 4

Separate the eggs, putting the egg whites in a large mixing bowl, being very careful not to get any egg yolk in the egg whites.

Step 5

Add the cream of tartar to the egg whites. Beat on medium-low until the eggs are frothy, about 1 minute. Turn to medium-high and slowly beat in the powdered sweetener. Whip until soft peaks form. 

Step 6

Soft peaks will form peaks but then wilt back into the mixture instead of holding their shape. Add the pure vanilla and beat until just incorporated. Place the dry ingredients into a sifter and sift into egg whites in 3 additions, gently folding the ingredients into the egg whites with a rubber spatula after each addition.

Step 7

Gently pour or scoop the batter into an ungreased tube pan. Shimmy the pan on the counter to even out the top.Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until the top is a light golden brown and the top springs back when touched.

Step 8

Do not open the oven door until the cake has cooked at least 30 minutes, otherwise, it may fall!

Step 9

As soon as the cake comes out of the oven, turn upside down on a wire rack and cool completely, around 3 hours.

Step 10

Once cooled, run a thin knife around the edges and gently remove it. Cut into slices with a serrated knife and serve with whipped cream and berries!