NATIONAL ANGEL FOOD CAKE DAY
The delicious, light and fluffy angel food cake is the center of attention on National Angel Food Cake Day which is observed each year on October 10.
Originating in the United States and first becoming popular in the late 19th century, angel food cake was so named because of its airy lightness. It was said to be the “food of the angels”.
Making angel food cake requires whipping egg whites until they are stiff then adding cream of tartar to the mixture to stabilize 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 as it 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.
HOW TO OBSERVE
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