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NATIONAL ANGEL FOOD CAKE DAY
National Angel Food Cake Day on October 10th celebrates the delicious, light, and fluffy cake that many home cooks serve with fruit or glazes.
Making angel food cake requires whipping egg whites until they are stiff. Cream of tartar stabilizes the egg whites. Additional ingredients are then folded into the egg white mixture.
The cake is then usually baked in an ungreased tube pan, leaving a hole in the middle of the cake. The center tube allows the cake batter to rise higher than other pans, causing the batter to clings to all sides of the pan. After baking, the pan is inverted while cooling to prevent the cake from falling in on itself.
Usually, rather than frosting, angel food cakes are topped with a glaze or a sweet fruit sauce and a swirl of whipped cream. Angel food cake also makes beautiful and amazing trifles. The airy layers absorb the flavors of fruit, caramel, liqueurs, and chocolate well. Another dessert that angel food gives an elegant look to is the parfait.
HOW TO OBSERVE #AngelFoodCakeDay
Bake up an angel food cake to share. Invite friends to taste with you. There are so many different varieties, it’s hard to choose!
Pineapple Angel Food Cake
Orange Angel Food Cake
Strawberry Angel Food Cake
Mint Chocolate Chip Angel Food Cake
Lemon Angel Food Cake
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