Angel Food Cake is great base for a dessert. It’s light and fluffy instead of being dense like poundcake, yet can really stand up to just about anything thrown at it. And when you grill it, angel food cake sort of takes on this amazing marshmallow-esque flavor, reminiscent of s’mores.
Pair your grilled angel food cake with fresh berries and a homemade whipped cream for an amazingly simple dessert that’s sure to please.
Grilled Angel Food Cake with Fresh Berries and Whipped Cream
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You can use a store bought angel food cake, or make your own. Personally, I find store bought to be perfectly fine for this, so save yourself some time and energy.
for the whipped cream
- 1 pint heavy whipped cream
- 1-2 T. real maple syrup
For the Grilled Angel Food Cake
- 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, whip 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.
- Heat up your grill.
- Brush the cake pieces with melted butter. Place the cake pieces on the grill and heat until they start to form a crust. Turn over, and grill the other sides.
If you don’t want to grill your cake –
- Place your oven’s top rack on the highest setting and turn the broiler on high.
- Due to the round shape, angel food cake is normally cut into wedges. However, the pieces won't 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're 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 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.
- To serve, arrange toasted slices on individual serving plates and top with maple whipped cream and fresh berries.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 192 Total Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 39mg Sodium: 39mg Carbohydrates: 17g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 11g Protein: 2g
See how easy that is? And oh so tasty! This is a light, yet satisfying dessert that will serve you well throughout your summer entertaining. Everyone will be in awe of your Grilled Angel Food Cake with Fresh Berries. And you won’t have to tell them how simple it is to make. Unless you want to, that is.
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