Angel Food Cake Lab

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Who loves angel food or foam cake? Second period foods 2 class does. They made three homemade cakes by separating their own eggs, sifting cake flour and sugar, beating 9 egg whites and folding in the dry ingredients.

Their goal was a light, full volume cake.

I believe all three groups had good results. One all guy group had the highest volume cake.

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Students learned the importance of the rubber spatula. It’s a must with angel food.

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Finally, the cakes must be not be tapped on the counter or volume will be lost. An icing spatula releases any air bubbles.

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The groups learned how to hang their cake upside on a bottle to cool for an hour.

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The cake is done when it clings to the sides.

Students ate one the very next day and we have two that we froze for our upcoming Thanksgiving feast.

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