angel food cake


Definition of angel food cake

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Sugar is important for rise and stability when beaten with egg whites, such as in angel food cake, though meringues are the most stark example. Washington Post, "Sugar adds more than sweetness to baked goods. Here’s what to know before you cut it.," 5 Oct. 2020 Mussi agrees with the angel food cake description, noting that the fluffy concoction slightly resembles a round loaf of bread. Lesley Kennedy, CNN Underscored, "What is cloud bread? TikTok’s latest colorful food trend, explained," 26 Aug. 2020 Best Used For: Sponge cakes, pound cakes, layer cakes, angel food cakes, muffins, and biscuits Pastry Flour With an 8 to 9 percent protein content, pastry flour falls in between all-purpose flour and cake flour. Carmen Collins, Country Living, "10 Different Flour Types to Use in Your Baking," 4 Feb. 2020 Topped off with a heavenly lemon angel food cake, that bit of tart sweetness was flavor layering at its 35,000-feet best. Sable Yong, Allure, "I Took the Longest Flight in the World to Experience Its Built-In Wellness Center," 28 Dec. 2019 The popularity of these whirligigs also corresponded to a new vogue for angel food cakes, which necessitated huge volumes of eggs to be beaten, the whites and the yolks separately. Ben Huberman, Longreads, "“Labor-Saving” Kitchen Gadgets End Up Creating More Work for Women," 3 Nov. 2019 Serving tip for those who prefer eating corn removed from the cob: Secure the end of an ear of corn in the hole of an angel food cake pan. Donna Erickson, Twin Cities, "Donna Erickson: Pair Mexican corn with buffet-style toppings bar for party fun," 9 Aug. 2019 Rich coconut flakes and angel food cake are a match made in foodie heaven. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "Coconut Cream Cake," 8 Feb. 2018 Butter and flour an angel food cake pan; tap out excess flour. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Double White Chocolate Cake," 29 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of angel food cake

1878, in the meaning defined above

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10 Oct 2020

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“Angel food cake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of angel food cake

US : a soft and light white cake

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