⭐️Preheat the oven. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lower the oven rack to the bottom to have room for the cake to rise.
Sift the dry ingredients. In a medium sized mixing bowl, sift together the flour, cornstarch and sugar. Set aside.
3/4 cup gluten free flour, 1/4 cup cornstarch, 1 3/4 cup superfine sugar, divided
⭐️Whisk the egg whites. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the egg whites, salt, and cream of tartar. Blend on medium until foamy. Add the almond extract. Increase speed to high and blend until stiff peaks which is when the mixture stands straight up when the beaters are lifted. Gradually add the remaining 1 cup of sugar, the mixture will become soft peaks.
11 large egg whites, 1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoons almond extract
Fold in the dry ingredients. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and fold until just incorporated.
⭐️Pour or spoon mixture into the pan. Add the batter to the tube pan. DO NOT GREASE the pan. Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve. Invert the pan as soon as removed from the oven and let cool completely. Once cool, use a butter knife or bakery spatula to go around the outside of the cake. Place onto a serving platter and remove the pan. Use the knife or spatula to gently remove the bottom of the pan. Top with whipped cream and berries if desired.
Cool upside down at room temperature by inverting the cake pan the second it is removed from the oven.
Serve slices of cake topped with homemade whipped cream or a dairy-free alternative and berries. It can also be dusted with powdered sugar, cocoa powder or served with banana slices and a scoop of ice cream.This cake could even be turned into a trifle cake by layering pieces of spongy cake with whipped cream and fresh fruit in a trifle bowl for a crowd or cubed into a parfait cup for an individual portion.
Freeze the entire cake or slice and store individual pieces in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature.Gluten-Free Guide: If you're new to eating gluten-free we understand it's overwhelming trying to figure out which foods may contain gluten and which ones don't. All of our gluten-free recipes marked with this symbol ✅ represent foods that need to be checked for gluten.Kids Cooking Instructions:The ⭐️ symbol in the recipe below denotes the steps in which kid cooks may need a helper (depending on age). If there is no ⭐️ symbol, that step (or recipe) doesn't require a helper.