How Long Does Angel Food Cake Take To Cool [Details Explained]

Angel food cake is a dessert made from a whipped egg white batter baked in a tube pan. It is often flavored with vanilla extract and has a light and airy texture. Angel food cake is usually served with fresh fruit or whipped cream.

Cooling time for angel food cake

It should be allowed to cool for hours before serving. In reality, however, the cake only needs about 30 minutes to cool before being served.

How to cool angel food cake faster?

There’s nothing quite like a slice of cool angel food cake on a hot day. But if you don’t want to wait hours for your cake to cool, here are a few tricks to speed up the process. One way is to place your cake in the refrigerator as soon as it comes out of the oven. Another is to put it in a large bowl filled with ice water. And finally, you can wrap your cake in plastic wrap and place it in the freezer.

If you don’t want to serve your angel food cake right away, you can freeze it in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, and then cover it with plastic wrap. Put it in the freezer for two to three hours. Remove the plastic wrap and wrap the cake in aluminum foil.

Only if you have time, remove the foil and place the cake back in the freezer for another 2-3 hours. Remove the cake from the freezer, unwrap it, and then wrap it again in plastic wrap. Put it back in the freezer for a few hours, and then take it out and serve it. 

How to store angel food cake?

Store angel food cake in a cool, dry place. It will keep for several weeks. Since it’s light, you may want to wrap it in plastic wrap before storing it. If you do, be sure to remove the plastic wrap before serving the cake.

How to thaw angel food cake?

If you’ve frozen angel food cake, you can remove it from the freezer and put it in the refrigerator for an hour. It will thaw quickly, so you can then cut it into slices.

What is the best way to serve angel food cake?

To serve angel food cake, cut it into wedges and place it on a serving plate. Sprinkle it with confectioners’ sugar or drizzle it with a little bit of melted chocolate. You can also serve it with whipped cream or a fruit salad.

Final Thought

Angel food cake is a light, moist cake that can be made with a variety of ingredients. It’s also a great cake to make ahead of time. So if you’re looking to cool angel food cake faster, you follow the tips that we’ve explained. 

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