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Does anyone actually like Angel Food Cake?

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  • not_my_first_rodeonot_my_first_rodeo Member Posts: 297 Member Member Posts: 297 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?

    Based entirely on the reaction of the contestants on one episode of The Great British Bakeoff, I'm going with it's not a thing in the UK. The contestants were all perplexed by it and totally baffled by the cake tin (you cool it upside down). Properly made it's delicious and light. Usually I've served/had it with berries and whipped cream.
    edited October 2019
  • nancydriedgernancydriedger Member Posts: 36 Member Member Posts: 36 Member
    I love it, could eat the whole damn cake in one sitting without frosting. I actually substituted angel food cake for bread to make french toast once. It was really good.
  • RelCanonicalRelCanonical Member Posts: 3,884 Member Member Posts: 3,884 Member
    I love it, could eat the whole damn cake in one sitting without frosting. I actually substituted angel food cake for bread to make french toast once. It was really good.

    This is an idea I didn't know I needed in my life, but now that I know, I have a gap to fill.
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member, Premium Posts: 20,851 Member Member, Premium Posts: 20,851 Member
    Which is better/worse...Angel food or pound cake?

    They're both better, neither is worse. ;)
  • lois1231lois1231 Member Posts: 325 Member Member Posts: 325 Member
    grew up with it. Had it on every birthday all 5 of us kids. My mom made it out of a box and served it with strawberies and whipped cream.
  • PAPYRUS3PAPYRUS3 Member Posts: 10,102 Member Member Posts: 10,102 Member
    I generally do not like it - but it's good cutting up in cubes and toasting them.
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 6,084 Member Member Posts: 6,084 Member
    PAPYRUS3 wrote: »
    I generally do not like it - but it's good cutting up in cubes and toasting them.

    Oh that would be good... or with warm berries
  • zebasschickzebasschick Member Posts: 413 Member Member Posts: 413 Member
    i LOVE angel food cake. alas, i can no longer eat wheat - cheap supermarket angel food cake was my fave.
  • RachellaJRachellaJ Member Posts: 58 Member Member Posts: 58 Member
    No, because the only time I’ve had it was when my grandma served it when I was a kid. It was always store bought, dry, and topped with frozen or canned fruit and fat free frozen yogurt. Totally disappointing dessert for a kid. But grandma was always kind of half-dieting and it was the late 80’s and early 90’s, so fat free was king. There were a lot of Snackwells (remember those?) and health food store cookies made with fruit juice. Maybe if I had a homemade one I would like it, but it wouldn’t be my first choice.
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 6,084 Member Member Posts: 6,084 Member
    RachellaJ wrote: »
    No, because the only time I’ve had it was when my grandma served it when I was a kid. It was always store bought, dry, and topped with frozen or canned fruit and fat free frozen yogurt. Totally disappointing dessert for a kid. But grandma was always kind of half-dieting and it was the late 80’s and early 90’s, so fat free was king. There were a lot of Snackwells (remember those?) and health food store cookies made with fruit juice. Maybe if I had a homemade one I would like it, but it wouldn’t be my first choice.

    I think this is the same for me!! We would have it whenever my mom was on hr low-fat kick... ahhhh
  • amandarawr06amandarawr06 Member Posts: 251 Member Member Posts: 251 Member
    Its the of the few desserts I like... but I'm not a huge dessert person. I eat it with whipped cream and strawberries.
  • Roza42Roza42 Member Posts: 247 Member Member Posts: 247 Member
    Toasted with butter. Or with strawberries and whipped cream. Oh and lastly my grandmother had to make it.
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 6,084 Member Member Posts: 6,084 Member
    Its the of the few desserts I like... but I'm not a huge dessert person. I eat it with whipped cream and strawberries.

    I came across this recipe and it actually looks good.
    https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a51178/seven-minutes-in-heaven-food-cake/rixxoxy16mzs.jpg


  • Ironwoman1111Ironwoman1111 Member Posts: 2,132 Member Member Posts: 2,132 Member
    I make my own and serve it with freshly picked raspberries from my backyard and just whipped whipping cream! 🍰🍰🍰
  • lkpduckylkpducky Member Posts: 13,201 Member Member Posts: 13,201 Member
    Angelfood cake is delicious when presented with copious amounts of dense sugar frosting. Think of it as a vehicle for eating the frosting.

    They sold angel food cake with chocolate frosting at the local bakery near where I grew up. When Mom and I went down there to buy dessert for dinner guests, I'd ask and ask for her to buy that cake. But she always bought coffee cake instead. Either that or pineapple rum cake (which I did NOT appreciate at the time).
  • mrslyngmrslyng Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
    I love it. Have since I was a child. My mom use to make me one on my birthday every year and I still get one for my birthday, just not made for me
  • corinasue1143corinasue1143 Member Posts: 5,511 Member Member Posts: 5,511 Member
    Its the of the few desserts I like... but I'm not a huge dessert person. I eat it with whipped cream and strawberries.

    I came across this recipe and it actually looks good.
    https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a51178/seven-minutes-in-heaven-food-cake/rixxoxy16mzs.jpg


    They had me at 4 cups whipping cream, never mind a double batch of chocolate pudding.
  • seltzermint555seltzermint555 Member Posts: 10,677 Member Member Posts: 10,677 Member
    The texture reminds me of the inside of a cheap sofa but sure, I'll eat it.

    I've never had homemade. Probably way better. I see someone shared the lovely and talented Claire Saffitz's version and I would 100% try that!
  • adotbabyadotbaby Member Posts: 199 Member Member Posts: 199 Member
    I make mine by adding a large can of sliced peaches in juice, instead of adding water. Delicious with low-fat yogurt topping!
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 6,084 Member Member Posts: 6,084 Member
    adotbaby wrote: »
    I make mine by adding a large can of sliced peaches in juice, instead of adding water. Delicious with low-fat yogurt topping!

    Oh, that would be good!
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