The first time I made this cake was during recipe testing for Baked Elements. I loved it then and I still love it.
The downside to angel food cake is the need for egg whites – and a lot of them. But if you like lemon curd or ice cream, this is the perfect opportunity to kill two birds with one stone. My leftover yolks became Meyer lemon curd, although in hindsight, I wish I would have made a lime curd – it would be delicious with this cake.
This cake tastes like a very sweet margarita. I swapped out the tequila in the glaze for mezcal – mainly because that’s what I was drinking when I made it, but also because I don’t particularly like tequila. The mezcal adds just a hint of smokiness, and the crunch of the pistachios is the perfect foil for the light and airy cake.
For the recipe and to see how the other Baked Sunday Mornings bakers fared, head over to Baked Sunday Mornings.
- Lime Angel Food Cake with Lime Glaze (Baked Elements, p. 41)