Light and airy, Angel Food Cake is the perfect summer desert. Lightly grilling slices of Angel Food cake gives you 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.
Whether you make your own Angel Food cake or purchase one from your local bakery, your summer desert will be a hit. Note: if you purchase your cake from the bakery section, look for one that is not in a disposable baking pan; the sides will be sticky and harder to slice.
Keep this healthy by whipping up your own whip cream. Please do not buy whip cream from the freezer section of your grocery store (it’s not really whip cream); plus it’s just too easy to make your own.
Melt-in-Your Mouth Grilled Angel Food Cake with Maple Whipped Cream
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
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.
Due to its round shape, angel food cake is normally cut into a series of wedges. However, the pieces will not brown evenly 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 grilling rack and brush the top with melted butter. Turn over each piece and repeat on the other side.
Place the grilling rack on the grill and grill each side until a golden-brown crust starts to form. Keep a close eye on the cake during this time because it can burn very quickly.
To serve, arrange toasted slices on individual serving plates and top with maple whipped cream and fresh berries.
Note: This can also be prepared by broiling the slices in your oven. Place your oven rack to the upper level and place cake on a cookie sheet that has been covered with parchment paper.