Angel cake

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

Aggie had baked an angel cake and I had brought over a jar of cookies.
Tish, The Chronicle of Her Escapades and Excursions Mary Roberts Rinehart

She was a good cook and knew good cooking when she saw it, so I got my sister to make an angel cake, which I took around to her.
The New Education Scott Nearing

I have seen Peter Pan, and I like wings, and angel cake, very much indeed.
Letters of the Motor Girl Ethellyn Gardner

The Countess is making a twogallon freezer of ice-cream for you, and she has a big pan of angel cake to go with it!
The Happy Family Bertha Muzzy Bower

But I sez, “You’re cookin’ this minute, Lorinda, for a out-door meetin'” (she wuz makin’ angel cake).
Samantha on the Woman Question Marietta Holley

Make the same as angel cake, adding the beaten yolks of two eggs before putting in the flour.
The Century Cook Book Mary Ronald

If you have only one angel cake tin, split the cake through the center after it is cold and put the icing between the layers.
Civic League Cook Book Anonymous

angel cake, sunshine cake and sponge cake require a moderate oven.
Mary at the Farm and Book of Recipes Compiled during Her Visit among the “Pennsylvania Germans” Edith M. Thomas

“You’re the angel cake and the strawberries and the peaches and cream,” he said.
The “Genius” Theodore Dreiser

Will strawberry jam an’ angel cake an’ a bunch or so o’ water cress be enough, Mr. Geoffrey?
The Definite Object Jeffery Farnol

a very light sponge cake made without egg yolks


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