angel food cake


: a usually white sponge cake made of flour, sugar, and whites of eggs

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Others to meringue or angel food cake. Lesley Kennedy, CNN Underscored, 26 Aug. 2020 Pair with a souffle or angel food cake—where lightness meets lightness. Le Plus de la Fleur de Boüard. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 11 Feb. 2023 Better yet, find another use for them: Whites can be used for a wash on baked goods, macarons, merengue, souffle, foam on a whiskey sour or angel food cake. Lynne Sherwin, cleveland, 8 Apr. 2022 The same eligibility rules apply to the Farm Show’s apple pie and angel food cake contests, and Ms. Kurtz, 60, has won both of those, too. Scott Calvert, WSJ, 15 Aug. 2022 Other fail-safe options include pound cake, coffee cake, banana bread, angel food cake, even supermarket cake layers. Kyle Beechey, Bon Appétit, 17 May 2022 Best Used For: Sponge cake, pound cake, layer cakes, angel food cake, and muffins. Carmen Collins, Country Living, 19 Apr. 2022 This delicate, cloudlike cake is an adaptation of the classic angel food cake, using rice flour for regular flour so the cake is gluten-free, with a little crunch. Ashley Dunne, Sunset Magazine, 28 Apr. 2022 The loads of sugar in an angel food cake give it a chewy and sponge-like texture. Charlyne Mattox, Country Living, 21 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of angel food cake was in 1878

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“Angel food cake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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angel food cake

: a usually white sponge cake made of flour, sugar, and whites of eggs

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