|Alternative names||Angel slice|
|Place of origin||United Kingdom|
|Main ingredients||Flour, sugar, eggs, icing, vanilla extract, pink or red food colouring|
Angel cake is a type of layered sponge cake dessert that originated in the United Kingdom, and first became popular in the late 19th century.
Made with butter, caster sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, self-raising flour, baking powder, and red and yellow food colouring, it consists of two or three layers of sweet sponge cake which are often coloured white, pink and yellow. It is traditionally iced with a thin layer of white icing. To serve, long bars or small rectangular slices are usually cut.
The largest recorded Angel cake was 1 metre in length and 50 centimetres in width, which was baked in the English town of Bakewell.[failed verification]