angel cake

noun

variants or angel food or angel food cake
: a white sponge cake made of flour, sugar, whites of eggs, and usually flavoring (such as vanilla or almond)

Word History

Etymology

so called from its pure white color

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of angel cake was in 1879

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“Angel cake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angel%20cake. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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