A close up of a slice of vegan angel food cake with vegan whipped cream on top.

Vegan Angel Food Cake

A vegan Angel Food Cake with vegan whipped cream topping.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, vegan
Keyword Vegan Angel Food Cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 87 kcal


  • 3/4 cup aquafaba (the liquid from a can of chickpeas)
  • 1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp garbanzo bean flour (aka chickpea flour) double if making with gluten free flour
  • 1 cup white flour (or my gluten free flour mix if you need it to be gluten free)
  • 3 cups vegan whipped cream (for topping the cake)
  • 1 cup strawberries sliced for topping the cake


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 330° F.
  2. Put ¾ cup of aquafaba from a can of chickpeas into a large mixing bowl with 1 ½ tsp. of cream of tartar.

  3. Beat the aquafaba for 6 minutes on high until you get a fluffy meringue.

  4. Add 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract to the meringue and beat again for another minute until it turns white again.

  5. Add the powdered sugar slowly while continuing to beat the meringue on high for another 1-2 minutes.

  6. After you have beaten the aquafaba for at least 8 minutes add a tablespoon of garbanzo bean flour and beat for another minute.  (Use 2 tbsp of garbanzo bean flour for gluten free).

  7. Turn off the mixer and use a spatula to fold in the flour ¼ cup at a time until it is all incorporated, but DO NOT OVER MIX. (Once the flour has been added the meringue will start to deflate).

  8. Quickly pour the batter into an ungreased Angel Food Cake pan.

  9. Bake at 330° F for 1 hour. (It will pull away from the edges and be slightly golden when done).
  10. Allow to cool in the pan. (Do not flip upside down like you would a traditional Angel Food Cake).
  11. Once it has cooled to room temperature, cut it out of the pan with a large knife.
  12. Frost with my vegan whipped cream recipe before serving and top with fresh strawberries.

Recipe Notes

Pro Tips:

To make the cake gluten free:

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Angel Food Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 87
% Daily Value*
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 96mg3%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 7.1mg9%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.