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angel food cake

noun
1.
a white sponge cake with a light, delicate texture obtained by using stiffly beaten egg whites and cream of tartar.
Also called angel cake.
Origin of angel food cake
1880-1885
An Americanism dating back to 1880-85; after the white color of the cake
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  • We 'll have a merry party arterward—with grog and angel cake.

    Wappin' Wharf Charles S. Brooks
  • "You're the angel cake and the strawberries and the peaches and cream," he said.

    The "Genius" Theodore Dreiser
  • Aggie had baked an angel cake and I had brought over a jar of cookies.

  • If you have only one angel cake tin, split the cake through the center after it is cold and put the icing between the layers.

  • Well, I guess you can give us some patty de foy grass, and squab on toast, and angel cake.

    The Huntress Hulbert Footner
  • She was a good cook and knew good cooking when she saw it, so I got my sister to make an angel cake, which I took around to her.

    The New Education Scott Nearing
  • The Countess is making a twogallon freezer of ice-cream for you, and she has a big pan of angel cake to go with it!

    The Happy Family Bertha Muzzy Bower
  • Make the same as angel cake, adding the beaten yolks of two eggs before putting in the flour.

    The Century Cook Book Mary Ronald
  • I have seen Peter Pan, and I like wings, and angel cake, very much indeed.

    Letters of the Motor Girl Ethellyn Gardner
  • When using the whites for angel cake or any white cake Aunt Sarah usually made salad dressing from the remaining yolks of eggs.

British Dictionary definitions for angel cake

angel cake

noun
1.
a very light sponge cake made without egg yolks
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