angel food cake


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

Origin of angel food cake

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; after the white color of the cake
Also called angel cake. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for angel cake

angel cake

esp US angel food cake


a very light sponge cake made without egg yolks
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