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Toasted Angel Food Cake

Once you’ve tried Toasted Angel Food Cake, there is a good chance you’ll never want it any other way. With a crisp, golden brown crust reminiscent of toasted marshmallows and that tender melt-in-your-mouth interior you’ve come to expect from angel food cake, this is sure to become one of your favorite go-to dessert recipes for fast and delicious results.

This recipe can be made with your favorite homemade angel food cake recipe or with the store-bought variety. However, if you buy a pre-made cake, look for one that is not packaged inside a disposable baking pan.

The exterior of cakes sold like this tend to be very sticky, which makes them more difficult to slice. Look for one that is packaged with just plastic wrap around it for protection, instead.

How To Make Toasted Angel Food Cake

For this sweet angel food dessert recipe, you need the following ingredients:

  • 1 pint heavy whipped cream
  • 1-2 T. real maple syrup
  • 1 angel food cake, homemade or purchased
  • 5 T. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, washed, hulled, and cut into chunks or slices
  • ½ pint fresh of blueberries, washed

To make it, get a large mixing bowl and blend 1 pint of heavy whipping cream with a hand or immersion blender until it doubles in size and changes texture.

Next, drizzle maple syrup into the bowl and continue blending until the mixture is light and fluffy. Set the sweet cream mixture aside.

Place the top rack of your oven at the highest setting and turn the broiler on high.

Due to its round shape, angel food cake is normally cut into a series of wedges. However, the pieces will not brown evenly under the broiler if cut like this. Instead, carefully slice the angel food cake with a sharp knife into equally thick sections by making a series of parallel 2” wide cuts, starting on one side of the cake and working toward the opposite side. Trim the pieces so they are all approximately the same size. The result should be uniformly sized pieces that will brown evenly.

Place the angel food cake slices on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and brush the top with melted butter. Turn over each piece and repeat on the other side.

Place the baking sheet under the broiler until a golden-brown crust starts to form. (You may need to rotate the baking sheet to get uniform results).

Keep a close eye on the cake during this time because it can burn very quickly. Once toasted, remove the baking sheet from the oven and turn over each piece of angel food cake. Place back under the broiler and toast the remaining side until golden brown.

Arrange the toasted slices on individual serving plates and top with maple whipped cream and fresh berries.

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Toasted Angel Food Cake

With a crisp, golden brown crust reminiscent of toasted marshmallows and that tender melt-in-your-mouth interior you’ve come to expect from angel food cake, this is sure to become one of your favorite go-to dessert recipes for fast and delicious results.
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword angel food, cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 192 kcal
Author Jane

Ingredients

  • 1 pint heavy whipped cream
  • 1-2 T. real maple syrup
  • 1 angel food cake homemade or purchased
  • 5 T. unsalted butter melted
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries washed, hulled and cut into chunks or slices
  • ½ pint fresh blueberries washed

Instructions

  1. In a large glass bowl, blend 1 pint of heavy whipping cream with a hand or immersion blender until it doubles in size and changes texture. Then, drizzle maple syrup into the bowl and continue blending until the mixture is light and fluffy. Set aside.
  2. Place your oven’s top rack at the highest setting and turn the broiler on high. 
  3. Due to its round shape, angel food cake is normally cut into a series of wedges. However, the pieces will not brown evenly under the broiler if cut like this. Instead, carefully slice the angel food cake with a sharp knife into equally thick sections by making a series of parallel 2” wide cuts, starting on one side of the cake and working toward the opposite side. Trim the pieces so they are all approximately the same size. The result should be uniformly sized pieces that will brown evenly.
  4. Place the angel food cake slices on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and brush the top with melted butter. Turn over each piece and repeat on the other side.
  5. Place baking sheet under the broiler until a golden-brown crust starts to form. (You may need to rotate the baking sheet to get uniform results). Keep a close eye on the cake during this time because it can burn very quickly. Once toasted, remove baking sheet from oven and turn over each piece of angel food cake. Place back under the broiler and toast the remaining side until golden brown.
  6. To serve, arrange toasted slices on individual serving plates and top with maple whipped cream and fresh berries. 

Nutrition Facts
Toasted Angel Food Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 192 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 39mg13%
Sodium 39mg2%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Strawberry Facts

  • The majority of 7 to 9-year-olds pick strawberries as their favorite fruit.
  • There are only 55 calories in 1 cup of strawberries.
  • Strawberries are loaded with antioxidants and Vitamin C.
  • Strawberries are grown in every state in the Union.
  • California produces the most strawberries in the US, followed by Florida.


If you like strawberries, be sure to check out the recipes on the blog for Strawberry Cream Cheese Pudding Pie, Strawberry Bread, Strawberry Power Smoothie, and Strawberry Pie.


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