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I'll never forget the first Thanksgiving after I got married. I was making a marble angel food cake to bring to my mother's house for dessert. I followed the directions to a "T" including the part tha
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A Devil of an Angel Food Cake

posted at 8/14/2008 12:02 PM EDT
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I'll never forget the first Thanksgiving after I got married. I was making a marble angel food cake to bring to my mother's house for dessert. I followed the directions to a "T" including the part that said I should let cool by inverting the pan on a soda bottle. Suddenly, I heard a crash in the kitchen. When I walked into the room, I saw that half of cake dropped out of the pan and fallen six inches to the table. The other part of the cake was still stuck in the pan. I thought dessert was ruined and this was back in the day when there were no stores open on a holiday. Well I cooled the rest of the cake on a cooling rack (which is where I originally thought I should cool the cake) and when it came out of the pan, I sliced the cake into pieces (salvaging most of it)arranged the pieces on a tray, and poured the chocolate drizzle over the top. The cake tasted great and I learned a very important lesson. I should trust my instincts as a baker no matter what a recipe might call for!

Re: A Devil of an Angel Food Cake

posted at 2/11/2011 10:06 AM EST
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very cute, and good job saving the cake. The same thing happened to me my first time!

Re: A Devil of an Angel Food Cake

posted at 2/11/2011 10:51 AM EST
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I think that you're supposed to cool the angel food cake by inverting it so that it won't fall.  But, this story about the fallen cake certainly takes the cake!

Re: A Devil of an Angel Food Cake

posted at 2/11/2011 11:35 AM EST
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I've never had such a problem ...... Wink
I've never baked an angel food cake in my life.

Re: A Devil of an Angel Food Cake

posted at 2/11/2011 1:14 PM EST
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I had a similar problem when the cake fell apart coming out of a pan.  I just crumbled it all up added in the icing.  Then I rolled them into balls like golf ball size rolled them in sprinkles and served them as French petifore's.  Everyone loved it and asked for the recipe!  When I fessed up everyone was rolling on the floor with laughter!

Re: A Devil of an Angel Food Cake

posted at 2/13/2011 8:56 AM EST
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Sorry that half your cake fell to the floor but luckily you had the idea to drizzle chocolate over the remaining cake.

Re: A Devil of an Angel Food Cake

posted at 2/13/2011 6:46 PM EST
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How clever!  I think some of the best ideas come about to "correct" mistakes.

Re: A Devil of an Angel Food Cake

posted at 2/13/2011 9:22 PM EST
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What a great idea!!!  It worked out ok for you!!!

Re: A Devil of an Angel Food Cake

posted at 2/13/2011 9:35 PM EST
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Great save!  Slicing the cake just saved a lot of extra work later on anyhow lol.

Re: A Devil of an Angel Food Cake

posted at 2/20/2011 5:26 AM EST
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Good thinking on your part and a great story!

Re: A Devil of an Angel Food Cake

posted at 2/20/2011 7:10 AM EST
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I make this angle food cake for my mom and the ladies at the block where she lives.

Re: A Devil of an Angel Food Cake

posted at 2/20/2011 11:24 PM EST
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Great save!! Angel food cakes are supposed to be cooled upside down so the air won't escape, and it will not fall.  I've made lots of angel food cakes, but I've never had one fall out.  Did you use some kind of spray on the pan?   Was the pan non-stick?  Actually the sides of the pan allow the batter to 'crawl " up the sides and rise, that's why you are not supposed to use any spray or shortening.  In any case your solution was perfect, and I'm sure everyone enjoyed the dessert.

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