An angel food cake tube pan is designed specifically so that the egg whites in the batter cook evenly and are allowed to rise high as they bake. The hole in the middle is required, as are tall, straight, non-stick sidewalls.
Does it matter what pan you use 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 nonstick surface would prevent the cake from rising to its optimum high, fluffy height. The pan should also be the same size as specified in the recipe.
Can I use a regular pan for angel food cake?
Angel food cake is traditionally made in a tube pan, but can be made in other pan shapes as well. Use a loaf pan to bake an angel food cake loaf, but only fill it 2/3 of the way full. Additionally, be certain that the pan is not greased.
Can you use a 9×13 pan for angel food cake?
There is no need to bake an angel food cake in a tube pan. It is possible to make it in a 9 x 13 size! It will take less time to bake and it will require some patience and gentle effort to get it out of the pan. In retrospect, I probably should have used parchment paper or wax paper on the bottom of the pan.
Why can’t you use plastic bowl for angel food cake?
While creating Angel Food Cake, always use metal or glass mixing bowls. Polycarbonate or ceramic bowls collect oils, which disrupt the rising process. While beating egg whites, avoid under- or over-beating; the egg whites should be firm but not dry.