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Angel Food Cakes

Angel food cake gets its name from the spongy lightness of the cake. That lightness can be attributed to egg whites that make up much of angel food cake’s texture. While a glaze can be poured atop the angel food cake, it's not required; but it is a delicious addition.

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This recipe was first published in Martha Stewart Living in January 2007, then demonstrated on "The Martha Stewart Show" by Lucinda Scala Quinn, editorial director of food and entertaining for Martha Stewart Living.

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This light-as-air angel food cake from Newman's Own Organics's president Nell Newman was a favorite treat of her father, actor Paul Newman. Added bonus: It's low in fat and easy to make -- the trick is to prepare all the ingredients in advance.

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Lofty beaten egg whites are what give this classic recipe its lift. Serve slices of the confection with fluffy dollops of whipped cream and glasses of Champagne for a dessert that's truly heavenly.