Why do angel food cake pans have legs?

Why do angel food cake pans have legs?

This aluminum pan bakes delicate angel food cakes to perfection. Your cakes rise and bake evenly due to aluminum's superior heat conductivity. The removable bottom and raised legs are designed for better, easier cooling.

Why do angel food cake pans have feet?

We used them to make Angel Food Cake (a classic application) and Cold-Oven Pound Cake, a denser, more traditional cake that we sometimes make in a tube pan. ... These feet allowed us to invert the pan onto a flat surface rather than try to balance it on a potentially tippy bottle for cooling.

Do I have to use a tube pan for angel food cake?

It's essential to use a pan without a non-stick coating here—as when making any angel food cake—since the batter clings to the sides of the pan as it rises. A non-stick surface would prevent the cake from reaching its optimal lofty, fluffy ideal. The pan should also have the same diameter as called for in the recipe.

Can you make angel food cake in non stick pan?

Traditionally, they contain no chemical leaveners (baking soda or baking powder) and instead depend upon air and steam for leavening. ... So, unlike other baked goods that you don't want to stick to the pan, you do want angel food cake to stick to the pan, which means you don't want to use a nonstick pan.

What happens if you overbeat angel food cake mix?

If you beat it too much, the egg whites in the mixture will deflate and your cake will be tough. Remember - your batter will not be as stiff as a meringue. Do not grease the angel food cake tube pan (one in which the center tube is higher than the walls of pan and the bottom is removable.)

How do you know Angel food cake is done?

When the surface is golden and springs back when you touch it lightly, the cake is done. Don't use the toothpick test: it can fool you on an angel food cake. The toothpick can slip right through the porous batter and come out clean even if the cake hasn't finished baking.