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NATIONAL ANGEL FOOD CAKE DAY – October 10

National Angel Food Cake Day - October 10

National Angel Food Cake Day – October 10

NATIONAL ANGEL FOOD CAKE DAY

The delicious, light and fluffy angel food cake is the center of attention on National Angel Food Cake Day which is celebrated each year on October 10.

Originating in the United States and first becoming popular in the late 19th century, angel food cake was so named because of its airy lightness.  It was said to be the “food of the angels”.

Making angel food cake requires whipping egg whites until they are stiff then adding cream of tartar to the mixture to stabilize the egg whites.  Additional ingredients are then folded into the egg white mixture.

The cake is then usually baked in an un-greased tube pan leaving a hole in the middle of the cake.  The center tube allows the cake batter to rise higher as it clings to all sides of the pan.  After baking, the pan is then inverted while cooling to prevent the cake from falling in on itself.

Usually rather than frosting, angel food cakes are often topped with a glaze or a sweet fruit sauce and a swirl of whipped cream.

Have a happy National Angel Food Cake Day !

CELEBRATE

Enjoy one of theese “tried and true” recipes.

http://baking.about.com/od/cakes/r/pineappleangel.htm
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/gale-gand/orange-angel-food-cake-recipe/index.html
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/strawberry-angel-food-dessert/
http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/mint-chocolate-chip-angel-food-cake/f5eb92c1-c6d4-48e2-aac5-3440729b5cda
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/lemon-angel-food-cake-recipe/index.html

Post on social media using #AngelFoodCakeDay to encourage others to do the same.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Angel Food Cake Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

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