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Angel Food Cake served in a bundt mould

A cake is usually made with standard ingredients measured out to perfection. Sometimes the slight variations alter the taste, texture, and flavour of the cake completely. One such cake is the Angel Food Cake.

It is easy to confuse this cake with a sponge cake, or pound cake, but what makes this cake unique is that it is absolutely fat-free. To make this cake, you don't need butter, or oil. Not even to grease the pan.


Angel Food Cake, as its name suggests, originated in a Christian setting. However, it is still speculated whether this cake was created by the African Americans, or the Dutch. The former used to make it during a funeral, as a symbol of the ones who had died being joined in heaven by angels. This is a plausible origin theory because it requires great strength to beat egg whites, and the African American slaves could do it. Later when the electric whisk was invented, perhaps, this cake became more easily available.

Angel Food Cake is sometimes served with Chocolate sauce Image source: Photo by Jordane Mathieu on Unsplash

The Dutch use the concept of Angel Food to bless married couples on their wedding day, so, this cake is served in receptions. They believe that by offering this cake to the angels, they earn their blessing.

The most popular reason that modern chefs give for the Angel Food Cake retaining its name is because it contains no fat. Its sweet taste, light flavour, and fluffy texture lend it a 'pure' quality. It is baked in a tube pan to avoid greasing the pan. It is even cut with a special knife to keep its fluffiness intact. It is truly the stuff of heavens, when served on a plate with cream and berries.

Keywords: Cake, African Americans, Dutch, Angels, Origin story


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