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Does anyone actually like Angel Food Cake?

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  • yayamom3yayamom3 Posts: 872Member Member Posts: 872Member Member
    It's a family tradition (homemade), and I love it. I recently shared my dirty secret with my mom that before I flip the cake over on the plate, I peel off the brown crunchy layer on the bottom and devour it, as it's my favorite part. She confessed to me that she does the same thing! It was a fun mother/daughter moment.
  • Go_DeskerciseGo_Deskercise Posts: 670Member Member Posts: 670Member Member
    I love angel food cake!! Love it plain or with strawberries, ice cream with a little whipped cream on top. YUM!
  • corinasue1143corinasue1143 Posts: 2,275Member Member Posts: 2,275Member Member
    yayamom3 wrote: »
    It's a family tradition (homemade), and I love it. I recently shared my dirty secret with my mom that before I flip the cake over on the plate, I peel off the brown crunchy layer on the bottom and devour it, as it's my favorite part. She confessed to me that she does the same thing! It was a fun mother/daughter moment.

    When I was a kid, we would sneak in and eat that part before mom even got the cake out of the pan.
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Posts: 1,605Member Member Posts: 1,605Member Member
    Which is better/worse...Angel food or pound cake?

    I prefer pound cake! More buttery/moist??
  • pinuplovepinuplove Posts: 12,765Member Member Posts: 12,765Member Member
    I’ve never had it, don’t know if it’s really a ‘thing’ in the UK or at least in the same form as in the US. We have Angel Cake 🍰 , which is usually a striped layer cake in the same flavour/colours as Neapolitan Ice Cream; chocolate, vanilla and strawberry.

    I have thought of trying to make it though, at various times but have hesitated because I have no idea whether a recipe looks legit or not since I don’t know what I’m aiming for! I imagine it being a very light, very close textured thing, like a Genoese Sponge but with less flavour?

    Many seasons ago on The Great British Baking Show, the technical challenge was an angel food cake. None of the contestants knew what it was. It really surprised me, as it’s very common in the US. Growing up, we had it frequently, especially with mascerated strawberries and real whipped cream. Plain with no toppings, it has lower calories than other cake.

    Nowadays, I am not much of a cake eater. It’s one food that I don’t miss and I can easily resist.

    I just re-watched that episode this weekend! That show is my current happy place, play in the background choice. I just wish Netflix would add the missing seasons.

    As for the original question, I will eat angel food cake if it is placed in front of me but I haven't actually made one since high school. Berries and whipped cream are required, not optional. I've never had one with any kind of frosting. Seems like it would be too sickly sweet without some tartness from the berries.
  • kimny72kimny72 Posts: 14,013Member Member Posts: 14,013Member Member
    Fresh made angel food cake is quite good, with syrupy strawberries and real, not too sweet, whipped cream. The airy texture is honestly different than any other dessert, and I suppose where the name comes from. It should be a light dessert.

    Store bought angel food cake is generally a waste of calories. It can be saved with a big scoop of good ice cream plopped on top and allowed to melt and soak into the cake a little, but honestly at that point I'd rather just eat the ice cream.

    Angel food cake and pound cake are like two different animals, which is better depends on what you are in the mood for and what you are going to top it with. Though if store-bought is the only option, you can get some decent store bought pound cake so I'd go with that in a pinch.
    edited September 30
  • etherealanwaretherealanwar Posts: 383Member Member Posts: 383Member Member
    It would definitely not be my first choice but I do like it.
  • MichSmishMichSmish Posts: 1,569Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,569Member, Premium Member
    It was legit my favorite cake as a kid. I requested it for every birthday.

    ETA: admittedly, I was a weird kid (and am now a weird adult lol), and had (and still have) a very weird palette. 🤷🏼‍♀️
    edited September 30
  • RelCanonicalRelCanonical Posts: 2,937Member Member Posts: 2,937Member Member
    MichSmish wrote: »
    It was legit my favorite cake as a kid. I requested it for every birthday.

    ETA: admittedly, I was a weird kid (and am now a weird adult lol), and had (and still have) a very weird palette. 🤷🏼‍♀️
    MichSmish wrote: »
    It was legit my favorite cake as a kid. I requested it for every birthday.

    ETA: admittedly, I was a weird kid (and am now a weird adult lol), and had (and still have) a very weird palette. 🤷🏼‍♀️

    I recall frosting an angel food cake for my birthday once. Like, out of the can frosting. It didn't work that well, but I still ate it because it was cake.
  • MichSmishMichSmish Posts: 1,569Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,569Member, Premium Member
    MichSmish wrote: »
    It was legit my favorite cake as a kid. I requested it for every birthday.

    ETA: admittedly, I was a weird kid (and am now a weird adult lol), and had (and still have) a very weird palette. 🤷🏼‍♀️
    MichSmish wrote: »
    It was legit my favorite cake as a kid. I requested it for every birthday.

    ETA: admittedly, I was a weird kid (and am now a weird adult lol), and had (and still have) a very weird palette. 🤷🏼‍♀️

    I recall frosting an angel food cake for my birthday once. Like, out of the can frosting. It didn't work that well, but I still ate it because it was cake.

    My fav was plain with a little whipped cream
  • jthillkjthillk Posts: 9Member Member Posts: 9Member Member
    Birthday cake of choice in our family. Sometimes with whipped topping and strawberries sometimes with 7 minute frosting.
    I buy the boxed mix, don't care for the premade cakes at the stores, also don't care for the cakes that are truly homemade with a lot of egg whites, those are not sweet enough.
  • kshama2001kshama2001 Posts: 19,722Member Member Posts: 19,722Member Member
    pinuplove wrote: »
    I’ve never had it, don’t know if it’s really a ‘thing’ in the UK or at least in the same form as in the US. We have Angel Cake 🍰 , which is usually a striped layer cake in the same flavour/colours as Neapolitan Ice Cream; chocolate, vanilla and strawberry.

    I have thought of trying to make it though, at various times but have hesitated because I have no idea whether a recipe looks legit or not since I don’t know what I’m aiming for! I imagine it being a very light, very close textured thing, like a Genoese Sponge but with less flavour?

    Many seasons ago on The Great British Baking Show, the technical challenge was an angel food cake. None of the contestants knew what it was. It really surprised me, as it’s very common in the US. Growing up, we had it frequently, especially with mascerated strawberries and real whipped cream. Plain with no toppings, it has lower calories than other cake.

    Nowadays, I am not much of a cake eater. It’s one food that I don’t miss and I can easily resist.

    I just re-watched that episode this weekend! That show is my current happy place, play in the background choice. I just wish Netflix would add the missing seasons.

    As for the original question, I will eat angel food cake if it is placed in front of me but I haven't actually made one since high school. Berries and whipped cream are required, not optional. I've never had one with any kind of frosting. Seems like it would be too sickly sweet without some tartness from the berries.

    The Great British Baking Show makes me feel inadequate. And hungry. Bad combo. :lol:
  • pinuplovepinuplove Posts: 12,765Member Member Posts: 12,765Member Member
    kshama2001 wrote: »
    pinuplove wrote: »
    I’ve never had it, don’t know if it’s really a ‘thing’ in the UK or at least in the same form as in the US. We have Angel Cake 🍰 , which is usually a striped layer cake in the same flavour/colours as Neapolitan Ice Cream; chocolate, vanilla and strawberry.

    I have thought of trying to make it though, at various times but have hesitated because I have no idea whether a recipe looks legit or not since I don’t know what I’m aiming for! I imagine it being a very light, very close textured thing, like a Genoese Sponge but with less flavour?

    Many seasons ago on The Great British Baking Show, the technical challenge was an angel food cake. None of the contestants knew what it was. It really surprised me, as it’s very common in the US. Growing up, we had it frequently, especially with mascerated strawberries and real whipped cream. Plain with no toppings, it has lower calories than other cake.

    Nowadays, I am not much of a cake eater. It’s one food that I don’t miss and I can easily resist.

    I just re-watched that episode this weekend! That show is my current happy place, play in the background choice. I just wish Netflix would add the missing seasons.

    As for the original question, I will eat angel food cake if it is placed in front of me but I haven't actually made one since high school. Berries and whipped cream are required, not optional. I've never had one with any kind of frosting. Seems like it would be too sickly sweet without some tartness from the berries.

    The Great British Baking Show makes me feel inadequate. And hungry. Bad combo. :lol:

    It's rare that I crave something they're making on the show, which does seem odd now that I think about. Maybe because I know there is a zero percent chance of me actually getting in the kitchen and making it at that moment :lol:

    Hear you on the inadequate thing, though. Homemade phyllo dough? Yeah, not happening! Ever.
  • memurph88memurph88 Posts: 100Member Member Posts: 100Member Member
    Which is better/worse...Angel food or pound cake?

    Oooo that's a tough one. I find them equally delicious :love:
  • busyPKbusyPK Posts: 3,111Member Member Posts: 3,111Member Member
    I love it - especially with fresh fruit topping and whipped cream/ice cream. 2/3 of my kids ask for angel food cake for their birthday. :D
  • AliNouveauAliNouveau Posts: 33,100Member Member Posts: 33,100Member Member
    I love it!!!! It's so light and spongy and delicious
  • nooshi713nooshi713 Posts: 3,509Member Member Posts: 3,509Member Member
    I like it but rarely eat cake
  • missysippy930missysippy930 Posts: 1,429Member Member Posts: 1,429Member Member
    Which is better/worse...Angel food or pound cake?

    Well, pound cake definitely has more calories.
  • teresa19622015teresa19622015 Posts: 28Member, Premium Member Posts: 28Member, Premium Member
    It can be rubbery but if made well - yum!
  • JruzerJruzer Posts: 3,310Member Member Posts: 3,310Member Member
    Mrs Jruzer always asks me to make homemade chocolate angelfood cake with whipped cream for her birthday every year. And it's pretty darn good, if I do say so.

    Her grandmother made many angelfood cakes whipping the whites by hand. I cheat and use the stand mixer.
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