An ideal way of baking an angel food cake is to make sure that the cake is in one piece after it is removed from the pan. That is not the case when you bake an angel food cake in a bundt pan. The cake is very likely to collapse while being removed from the bundt pan, and it will appear over-brown and burnt at the bottom because the bundt pan is too intricate to bake a cake without you having to run a knife around the edges. Although there is a record of people who might have baked an angel food cake with a bundt pan, it is not the best practice.
How To Make Angel Food Cakes In A Bundt Pan
Angel food cake can be made in a variety of ways; there are numerous recipes for making angel food cake in various flavors, layers, and styles. It might look like a daunting cake to try out, but a trial would convince you.
Note: The ingredient’s measurement depends on how much cake you want to bake, but for a family-sized angel food cake, use this.
• 1 cup of cake flour (it is best you use cake flour instead of all-purpose flour because it doesn’t come out fluffy like the cake flour)
• 1/2 cup fresh egg whites, without any yolk. (Egg white serves as the only leavening ingredient for the angel food cake.)
• 1 cup of Corn starch
• 1½ cup of powdered sugar
• 1½ teaspoons of vanilla extract
• ¼ teaspoon of salt
• Distilled vinegar/lemon juice
• For serving: whipped cream, berries, and so on.
1. Preheat the oven to about 350F.
2. Sift your sugar, cake flour, and corn starch and keep them aside.
3. Mix the egg white, vanilla, salt, and vinegar together in a large clean bowl or in the mixer’s bowl until you see the soft peak form.
4. You can add more sugar. While mixing harder, add the cake flour, stiffed sugar, and corn starch gently until they are completely mixed.
5. Gently scoop the batter into a properly greased pan to easily take out the cake from the pan. You can insert a knife through the sides of the pan to expel bubbles.
Note: Some people would advise you not to grease so that the cake can stick to the pan and maintain its form better, but we are using a bundt pan, so it is advisable to grease to easily remove the cake from the pan.
6. Bake for about 30-35 minutes until the top turns golden brown and is no longer sticky.
7. Now, allow the cake to cool for about an hour. Remove it from the oven gently, invert it on a plate, and carefully let it slide on the plate.
8. Note: If the cake doesn’t slide out, carefully run a knife through the edges and the center then invert it again.
9. Now you can drizzle your cake with powdered sugar, fresh berries, or whipped topping, then serve.
How Do You Get A Angel Food Cake Out Of A Bundt Pan?
Many people have reported being victims of the bundt pan because their cakes collapse even with proper greasing while they try to get it out of the pan. This is a common issue for those who bake with a bundt pan. To avoid your angel food from being crushed, you should know how to prevent your cake from sticking to your bundt pan.
Here is how you get your angel food cake out of a bundt pan.
After taking out the pan from the oven, you leave it to cool off before inverting it to fall out in one piece. In most cases, it sticks to the pan and you might want to think of using a knife, but the knife can spoil the exterior lining of the cake.
You can use the steam method with a towel soaked with hot water and drape the pan until the temperature drops enough for you to invert the pan again.
You can wait a few minutes for the cake to cool off, then you can try to invert it again.
How To Prevent Bundt Cake From Sticking
When baking with a bundt cake pan, it is better to be safe from the beginning than be sorry at the end.
Here are some pointers to keep in mind while baking the bundt cake:
Ensure You Use The Best Quality Non-Sticky Bundt Pan:
When choosing a bundt pan, ensure that you choose a metal pan with a non-sticky protective coating. This coating enables it to release the cake freely on all sides without tearing any part of the cake. According to studies, a darker pan would cause the cake to be over browned, while a lighter-colored pan would prevent over-browning.
Apart from knowing which pan to choose, it is also important that you know how to take care of it. When washing it, ensure that you gently hand-wash it to protect its protective coating. Washing it in a dishwasher, iron sponge, or any metal material would only damage its coating, which would make it sticky.
Use softened butter and flour to grease the pan right before you pour the batter into the pan. The softened butter must be spread evenly within the pan, even the central tube. Ensure that the butter isn’t melted, that would only bead down to the bottom of the pan, making the pan unevenly greased.
Greasing should be done just before you scoop the batter into the pan. It shouldn’t be done before the batter is ready. Otherwise, it would slide and settle down at the bottom.
Allowing To Cool:
After baking time is complete in the oven, you should allow the cake to cool off well enough but not for too long. Allowing your cake to cool off ensures that it gets firm enough to be removed from the pan without breaking while sliding out of the pan. If you allow it to cool off for too long, it will be damp and will stick to the pan. If need be, you can use a knife to release any sticking spot and hit lightly beneath and let it slide out.
What Is The Difference Between Bundt Pan And Angel Food Pan?
The angel food pan is deep, smooth-sided, and flat bottomed with a removable bottom to remove delicate and heavy cakes easily.
The bundt pan is a heavily constructed tube pan with a fluted side without removable bottoms, making it almost impossible to get delicate cakes out of them without the cake collapsing.
The Angel food pan is a noteworthy pan, not essential for baking arsenals but solely essential for baking angel food cake.
Due to its high heat conductivity, the Bundt pan, on the other hand, has a tendency to overbrown or overbake. Though they both have a tube in their center to aid baking.
The angel food pan is capable of baking heavy, dense cakes like coffee cakes and pound cakes excellently as it can bake light and delicate cakes like angel food cakes.
The bundt pan isn’t capable of baking light, delicate cakes like angel food cakes. This confirms that the angel food pan and the bundt pan can’t be used interchangeably.