Are you looking for a delicious dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth while helping you lose weight? This Weight Watchers Lemon Angel Food Cake recipe is the answer. This cake is light, airy, and packed full of delicious flavors.

Angel Food Cake on Weight Watchers

Angel food cake is a popular dessert for members of Weight Watchers because this light, fluffy treat is relatively low in calories while giving you a sweet dessert.

 

Making Angel Food Cake at Home

While you can make angel food cake at home or with a pre-packaged mix, I encourage you to give this homemade version a try. The end result is well worth the extra effort.

Here are a few important considerations while to know when making homemade angel food cake.

  • The right pan matters. If you don’t have an angel food cake pan, a bundt pan also works. Don’t use a 9×13 pan since you are looking for a fluffy cake that rises.
  • Do not spray the sides of your pan. The cake needs to cling to the sides to get the correct rise.
  • Take care that there is no egg yoke in your whites so that the cake fluffs up properly.
  • Beat your eggs until stiff peaks form. A Kitchen Aid mixer is ideal for this, but a hand-held mixer also works. Do not try to mix by hand.
  • Turn cake upside down after baking so that it warm cake doesn’t fall and allow it to cool for at least one hour or until no longer hot to the touch. My mom used to cool angel food cakes on top of a soy sauce bottle. It’s just the right size for hanging a cake!

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WW Lemon Angel Food Cake Recipe

You’ll love this delicious lemon angel food cake. It’s worth the effort!


Lemon Angle Food Cake

Combine egg whites, salt and extract/juice in a bowl and beat till you get stiff peaks.

Add sugar and flour.

Lemon Angel Food Cake

Pour batter into cake pans and bake until golden brown.

We decorated our cake with lemon slices and fresh raspberries. Strawberries, Cool Whip Light, or Redi-Whip would also make a delicious and pretty garnish.

Whole cake - lemon angel food for WW

How many Weight Watchers points is this yummy Lemon Angel Food cake?

12 servings

7 points per slice with sugar
2 points per slice when cake is made with 1/2 sugar, 1/2 Splenda, Truvia, or other no-calorie sweetener

Cake with glaze (all sugar) – 8 points with 1 slice cake with 1/12 of glaze
Cake with glaze (half sugar, half Splenda) – 5 points

Cake with glaze (all Spenda) – 1 point

Optional toppings 
Redi whip – 2 points
Cool whip light or FF – 2 points
Fresh or frozen, thawed raspberries or strawberries – 0 points

Lemon Angel Food Cake - slice

Enjoy!

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WW Lemon Angel Food Cake

This delicious, airy Weight Watchers lemon angel food cake is 8 points per serving.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Servings: 12
Author: www.theholymess.com

Ingredients

  • 12 egg whites
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • Juice from half of a lemon
  • Glaze:
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Use bundt or angel food cake pan. DO NOT spray the pan.
  • Combine the egg whites, salt, and juice/extract into the bowl of a stand mixer and mix on high until the mixture forms stiff, glossy peaks. Take care that there is no yoke mixed into the egg white.
  • While the mixer is on, combine ¾ cup sugar, and flour into a small bowl and set aside. Add ¾ cup sugar to a small bowl and set aside.
  • Once the egg reach stiff peaks, add in the ¾ cup sugar and stir until well combined. Slowly add in the sugar/flour mixture.
  • Pour batter into the bundt or angel food cake pan and bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown and a tooth pick comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool upside down completely. After the cake is cooled, use a spatula or butter knife and run across the edges to loosen the cake from the pan.
  • Place on a cake plate or stand.
  • For glaze, combine the confectioners sugar and lemon juice and mix until combined and there are no lumps of sugar remaining. Pour over the top of the cake and serve!

 

Its light and airy structure comes from whipped egg whites known as a protein foam. Angel food cake originated in the United States and first became popular in the late 19th century. It gained its reputation along with its name due to its light and fluffy texture, it was said to resemble the “food of the angels”. – Per Wikipedia

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