It is the hard stone of the fruit of the nutmeg tree and is covered with a lacy, red webbing that is harvested as a separate spice, mace.
Whipped egg whites act as the leavening for angel food and other sponge cakes.
Coconut milk, which is made by soaking grated coconut in water, is sold in cans or frozen in well stocked grocery stores.
To make unsweetened cocoa powder, much of the cocoa butter (the fat of chocolate) is removed from the liquor and what remains is ground.
One of the secrets to making a good cake is blending the eggs well into the batter.