angel cake

variants: or angel food or angel food cake

Definition of angel cake

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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of angel cake

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for angel cake

so called from its pure white color

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About angel cake

Time Traveler for angel cake

Time Traveler

The first known use of angel cake was in 1879

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near angel cake

angel bed

angel cake

angel dust

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for angel cake

Cite this Entry

“Angel cake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!