Angel food cake is a sponge cake and today is the day to bake, eat and enjoy! Angel food cake was originated in the United States and first became popular in the late 19th century. Angel food cakes requires egg whites whipped until they are stiff. Cream of tartar is added to the mixture to stabilize the egg whites. It is because of the light, airy nature that it is so called, “food of the angels”. Angel food cake is usually made with a tube pan – a pan with a tube up the center that leaves a hole in the middle of the cake, to make it even lighter. A simple glaze is most popular with Angel Food cake, too. Try a fruit sauce or powdered sugar glaze. Happy NAFC Day!
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