This is a sure fire winner,an Angel Food Cake with a difference, yet so easy to make but the end result looks like you have spent hours making it. Great for a dinner party or special occasion as it looks so good too.
Once you’ve tried this version angel food cake, there is a good chance you’ll never make it any other way. With a crisp, golden brown crust similar in texture to toasted marshmallows and that tender melt-in-your-mouth interior you’ve come to expect from angel food cake, this is sure to end up as one of your favorite dessert recipes anytime that you want a fast and delicious results.
Here is the full recipe for you.
This recipe can be made with your favorite homemade angel food cake recipe or with the store-bought variety. However, if you buy the store bought 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.
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.
Place your oven’s top rack on the highest setting and turn the broiler on high.
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 (see photo below). The result should be equally sized pieces that will toast 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.This will stop the cake burning and result in a nice golden brown look
Place baking sheet under the broiler until a golden-brown crust starts to form. (You will probably need to turn the baking sheet to get even, all over results). Keep a close eye on the cake during this time because it can burn on the edges 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 other side until golden brown.(see photo below)
To serve, arrange toasted slices on individual serving plates and top with maple whipped cream and fresh berries.