These lighter-than-air cakes practically float off the plate.
Why This Recipe Works
One of our favorite pancake recipes is Cloudcakes. This recipe creates light-as-air pancakes with a tangy kick. Cloudcakes get their airy texture when the eggs are separated and the whites are beaten into a stiff foam. We used a rubber spatula to gently fold the whites into the other ingredients, and were careful not to deflate them. To create an even lighter texture in our Cloudcakes recipe, we added two egg whites to two whole eggs. We found that combining buttermilk with sour cream in this recipe created a great tangy flavor and gave the Cloudcakes an added lift.
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