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angel food cake

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noun
  1. a white sponge cake with a light, delicate texture obtained by using stiffly beaten egg whites and cream of tartar.
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Origin of angel food cake

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; after the white color of the cake
Also called angel cake.
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