angel food cake

angel food cake

noun
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:
1880–85, Americanism; after the white color of the cake

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angel cake or esp (US) angel food cake
 
n
a very light sponge cake made without egg yolks
 
angel food cake or esp (US) angel food cake
 
n

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