Angel Food Cake

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Appears in
The Cook's Book of Everything

By Lulu Grimes

Published 2009

  • About

Angel food cake is a light sponge cake made with egg whites but no yolks or fats. The cake relies on air beaten into the egg whites (usually 10 to 12) to make it rise. Traditionally, it is baked in an angel cake tin or ring mould as this allows the cake to cook evenly. In contrast to the delicate colour and texture of angel food cake is devil’s food cake — a dense, rich chocolate cake.