What type of knife should be used to cut angel food cake?

For each cake, you’ll want to cut them with a slicing knife. However, you’ll want to use a different edge style for different cakes. For example, since delicate cakes, like pound or angel, have to be cut in a sawing motion, you’ll want to use a slicing knife with a serrated edge.

How long do you leave angel food cake upside down?

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until breaks feel dry and top springs back. Immediately turn pan upside down onto a heatproof bottle or funnel. Let hang about 2 hours or until cake is completely cool.

How do you cut a cake cleanly?

What is the best way to cut a cake?

Whether you’ve made our Recipe of the Year (Classic Birthday Cake) or another impressive layer cake, slice it like a pro using our tips. Remember to use a small, sharp serrated knife and a gentle sawing motion. Chill your cake if you have time, then warm up your knife and wipe it clean between slices.

How do you cut a cake in half without breaking it?

Do you cut cake in half hot or cold?

The layers you‘d like to cut should be chilled, as a cold cake is much sturdier than a cake at room temperature. I like to bake my cake layers the day before and store them in the fridge.

Can I cut the cake while it’s hot?

2. Trimming a warm cake. But when you trim it is important; if you trim the layers when your cakes are still warm, they can easily crumble or tear. Follow this tip: If your cake needs to be trimmed, or if you plan to torte it by cutting it into thinner layers, never do this while the cake is still warm.

How long should a cake cool before cutting?

Let your cakes cool in the pan set on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Then, loosen the sides of the cake with a dinner knife, place a cooling rack on top of the pan, and swiftly turn over so that the cake falls out of the pan.

What knife do you use to cut a cake?

A chef’s knife can work, but a slicing knife usually has a thinner blade and works its way into your cake more delicately. We want to make as clean of a cut as possible, and in this case that means reducing crumbs. A heavy, thick-bladed chef’s knife or a serrated knife will dredge up crumbs in this instance.

Why does my cake fall apart when I cut it?

Turning a warm or hot cake out of a baking pan too quickly, will break and fall apart. Cake layers that cool in the pan too long will stick unless lined with parchment paper. If your cake has cooled in pan and was greased with shortening & flour, this will cause the cake layers to stick in cake pans.

How do you cut a fruit cake without crumbling?

While it tastes delicious it crumbles easily if you don’t cut it right.


  1. Break off any decorations holding the cake to the board before slicing.
  2. Use a sawing action with the serrated blade.
  3. Avoid pushing the knife down.
  4. Cut all the way to the baseboard.
  5. Wipe the knife between cuts.

What do you cut cake with?

A thin blade, like a tomato knife, is best, but a serrated bread knife also works. Use a gentle sawing motion to cut. (Here’s how to keep your knives sharp.) Cooling the cake and frosting makes both sturdier and less likely to squish, tear or crumble.