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angel food cake

noun
1.
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 of angel food cake
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism; after the white color of the cake
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