National Angel Food Cake Day is celebrated on October 10th each year and is a great opportunity to bake a delicious dessert that won’t break the calorie bank. Join the celebration and make your own masterpiece!
The origin of the cake is still hotly debated, though most historians think it originated in the United States in the 1800s. It is thought that it was first prepared by African-American slaves, who had to beat the egg whites by hand as there were no kitchen appliances available. Some believe the cake originated in Pennsylvania with the production of pans specifically made for baking the cake.
Angel Food Cake has different meanings in different cultures. For example, in Holland it is served at weddings to signify a strong and long-lasting union between the couple. African Americans prepare it for funerals, representing the transition of the soul to the realm of angels.
- The first recipe for Angel Food Cake was published in Lettice Bryan’s cookbook.
- There is also the opposite National Day – Devil’s Pie – celebrated on May 19th.
- Many famous chefs prepare it with fruit or icing.
- Cakes have a small amount of calories compared to other types due to the lack of oil in their preparation.
- Angel Food Cakes are baked in pans with holes in the center.
How to take part
Prepare a cake according to your signature recipe and enjoy it with your family. If you’ve never cooked it before, this is the perfect time to learn! It would be even more fun if you could have someone close to you help you. Once your masterpiece is ready, take a picture and post it on social media and wait for the compliments!
When is National Angel Food Cake Day celebrated in 2023?
National Angel Food Cake Day is observed on October 10 each year.