Faith to Make a Heavenly Cake

  • Post published:April 16, 2024
  • Post category:Faith

Doesn’t this old recipe have a few odd directions?  I guess back in 1901 they would have made perfect sense. Whether we understand all the directions or not, we are at least familiar with the ingredients.  Let’s see how these ingredients can be applied to our lives.


I’m not sure why the angel food cake needs 11 egg whites. What do they do anyway? Egg whites provide structure, stability and aid in binding ingredients together. Before we can get the benefit of the egg whites for this heavenly cake, we have to separate them from the yolks.

When we separate the yolk from the white it’s similar to separating ourselves from the things of this world. We, like the egg white, are being set apart for heavenly purposes. For the egg white it’s to make a heavenly angel food cake. For us, it’s to follow God’s heavenly plan for our lives.  Making the separation allows a transformation to occur. As the egg whites are whipped together, they transform from runny to standing firm so they don’t bend. When we are transformed by God’s Word, we are able to stand in faith separate and firm in the truth, not bending to the ways of the world.

And do not be conformed to this world,
but be transformed by the renewing of your mind,
 that you may prove what is that good and acceptable
 and perfect will of God,
 Romans 12:2


In the 19th century flour was full of lumps and debris. The flour was lightened removing any lumpy, compacted areas by sifting them out.

How about our lives? Wouldn’t you like to lighten your load?  We all have areas in our lives that are compacted by anxiety, guilt, fear or rejection. Sometimes they act as a big lump that needs to be sifted out of our lives.  How do we sift them out?  By faith! When in faith we give them to Jesus, we can trust for His victory.  No matter how many lumps we have in our lives, Jesus is always there ready to show His love by lightening our load.

Come to Me, all who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest,
 Matthew 11:28


Cream of tartar stabilizes the dough and acts as a leavening agent. Doesn’t Jesus act as a stabilizer when we give our lives to Him?* No matter how crazy, confusing or chaotic the situation Jesus is there as a stabilizer for our peace. Like the cream of tartar makes the dough rise, through Jesus we can rise about the chaos.

You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You,
Isaiah 26:3


Sweet batter is finger licking good!

Sugar adds that sweetness that makes everything taste good. But did you know that it also helps retain moisture which prevents the cake from drying out? Isn’t sugar like God’s Word?  It’s not only sweet, but when we ingest it, it prevents our spirits from becoming dry.

How sweet are Your words to my taste,
Sweeter than honey to my mouth!

Psalm 119:103


Since it’s named angel food cake, we can assume it’s made with heavenly ideas in mind. Even the color symbolizes purity, virtue and cleanliness. However, did you notice that all the ingredients aren’t white? The pure vanilla extract is brown. Umm. That seems like a contradiction, doesn’t it?  Yet this brown ingredient doesn’t prevent the cake from turning out white.

Isn’t that like our sin?  No matter what color our sin, nothing can prevent it from being washed white as snow by our loving Lord when we sincerely repent.

Though your sins be as scarlet,
they shall be white as snow;
though they be red like crimson,
they shall be as wool,
Isaiah 1:18


Eggs = Following God’s Plan
Flour = Faith
Cream of Tartar = Jesus
Sugar = God’s Word
Vanilla = Repentance



Have you found the heavenly ingredients used to separate, loosen lumps, stabilize and add sweetness?


Heavenly Father, as I write Romans 12:2 and say it aloud, I give You the lumps to sift. Help me to stand separate in Jesus as I add more of the sweetness of Your word to my life. In Jesus name. Amen.


May your day be filled with love and laughter,

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Photo flour, Mikhail Nilov
Photo dog, Chris Slupski