Angel Food Cake Tips
To get the best cake height when making angel food cake, do not grease or flour the pan unless the recipe calls for it.
After filling an angel food cake pan with batter, run a knife through the batter to remove any air pockets.
To produce a marbling effect, fill the pan with batter, add a few drops of food coloring on top and use a butter knife to swirl the color through the batter.
Bake angel food cake on the lowest oven rack to prevent the top from getting too brown.
Angel food cake is done when the cracks are dry and the top springs back when lightly touched with your fingertip.
To prevent angel food cake from deflating, hang the pan upside down over the neck of a wine bottle immediately after baking until the cake is completely cool.
To loosen angel food cake from the pan after it has cooled, run a metal spatula around the edge of the pan and the center tube, turn the pan upside down and tap the side of the pan until the cake slips out.
To prevent the cake from sticking to the sides of the pan, use Pan Release to grease the pan instead of cooking spray or shortening with a dusting with flour.