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The usage of ducks egg for cake mixes is still rare since its foaming is lower than chicken egg. Albumen foaming and its stability are affected by egg age and chemical addition or stabilization. Chemical substance which can be used is citric acid. This research was designed to study whether albumen foaming and its stability of Tegal ducks egg in different age could be increased by adding citric acid in a given concentration before mixing. The result was hoped to supply information about the best albumen foaming and stability formed by Tegal duck egg by adding citric acid in different egg age. The research used Block Randomized Design factorial pattern. As first treatment were egg age which contained 4 factor levels; fresh, 7, 14 and 21 days of egg. Second treatment were citric acid addition, that also contained 4 factor levels; 0, 0.8, 1.6 and 2.4%. Egg which is collected in different days was used as block. The longer egg shelf life, the more block formed. Data which is obtained were analyzed by descriptive approach. The highest albumen foaming and its stability of Tegal ducks egg without citric acid addition was in fresh egg, which was 451.83±122.18% and 3.43±0.66% in leak percentage. Albumen foaming and its stability was decrease as egg age longer. Citric acid addition until 2.4% could increase albumen foaming and its stability only in fresh egg, with addition level best in 0.8%. This addition established foaming as much as 683.33±14.43% and 2.66±1.41% leak percentage.