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)

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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

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“Angel cake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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