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Angel Food Cake - Confectioners or Superfine?

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corey Feb 26, 2008 01:56 PM

Trying to find a great recipe for angel food cake, and I notice that some call for only superfine sugar while others call for a mix of confectioners and granulated. Any opinions on which is best?

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    pigtails RE: corey Feb 26, 2008 03:30 PM

    it just so happens that i made an angel food cake a couple of days ago. i used the cooks illustrated recipe, which calls for regular granulated sugar. they said that they tried everything else, and they concluded that the cornstarch in the confectioners makes for a heavier cake and that the superfine makes for an overly squishy cake. i agree with them - the cake texture was perfect with granulated.

    happy baking!

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      addicted2cake RE: pigtails Feb 27, 2008 08:33 AM

      I tried confectioner's sugar in an angel food cake recipe some time ago and was not happy with my results. I use only superfine sugar and my cakes have been delicious. Great texture and taste. Happy baking!

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      Kelli2006 RE: corey Feb 27, 2008 09:24 AM

      I tend to use bakers sugar that I make in a food processor.

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