This is probably a stupid question, but can you make an angel food cake in a regular round or square pan. I wanted to make a cake for mother's day, but my sister is recovering from a recent heart attack and she has to have low fat/low sodium, and I know that angel food is allowed...but I still want it to look like a normal cake. Or do they have to be made in bundt pans??
Can anyone out there help with this question?? I would also like to know..
Yes, you can bake them in regular pans.
handle them the same way, no grease. you can use parchment. When they are done, it will help if you can invert the cake so it doesn't deflate. I have suspended them on the edges of cups or baking sheets, whatever.
once it has cooled, you can set it upright and cut it loose.
Thanks for the advice, JoAnn!! I really appreciate it!!
what do you mean by invert it?
I would take that to mean turning the pan upside down. Because the pan is not greased, the cake shouldn't just fall out.
oh ok thanks
Yes - you definately have to invert it to cool so it doesn't collapse.
I usually hang mine upside down on a wine bottle (when I use the tube pan), hence the nickname "lampshade cake". Since I made a ton of mousse this past weekend, I need to make an angel food cake soon to use up those egg whites.
If you set up a few coffee mugs or same-height cans in a "perimeter" you can balance a normal cake pan on it upside down.
I do find it works better if I use my springform pans though - higher sides.
can you make angel food cupcakes?
Surely - from what I recall you don't have to worry about inverting because they're so small (although can't verify that since I skipped the papers and flipped the pan last time I made them).
Just make sure your cupcake pans are squeeky clean - no fat or residue whatsoever on them.
thanks! i'm thinking of offering angel's food cake as one of my flavors. it works with just whipped cream on top, right?
Yep - just figure out what you want to do with all those egg yolks though!