Broiled Angel Food Cake with Maple Whipped Cream Recipe

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Broiled Angel Food Cake With Maple Whipped Cream is a tasty dessert that can be made using either a store bought cake or a cake you make from scratch.

Broiled Angel Food Cake with Maple Whipped Cream Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Broiled Angel Food Cake with Maple Whipped Cream

Once you’ve tried broiled 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. If you buy a pre-made cake, be sure to 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.

Equipment Needed

  • large mixing bowl
  • immersion blender or hand blender
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper
  • measuring spoons

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Ingredients

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

Broiled Angel Food Cake with Maple Whipped Cream Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

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.

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 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.

Broiled Angel Food Cake with Maple Whipped Cream Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Broiled Angel Food Cake with Maple Whipped Cream

Broiled Angel Food Cake with Maple Whipped Cream Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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. 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 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.

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    8 comments

    Saidah Washington August 3, 2017 - 8:31 am

    I’ve never had angel food cake this way. It sounds so delicious. I’m definitely going to give this a try.

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    Heather Johnson August 3, 2017 - 12:56 pm

    You had me at maple, which is one of my favorite sweet flavors! I love angle food cake, and the maple whipped cream sounds like a super tasty addition!

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    Liz Mays August 3, 2017 - 1:36 pm

    Oh this is an awesome dessert idea. I’m definitely interested in the flavored whipped cream. I should try to make this with homemade angel food cake. I think it would be a fun surprise for the family.

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    Emily Erson August 3, 2017 - 2:01 pm

    OMGoodness. This looks absolutely amazing. I am heading off to the store now to grab the ingredients. My kids say, thanks for their dessert tonight…

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    Heather August 3, 2017 - 6:17 pm

    What you did by broiling the cake just takes it over the top! This looks so delicious.

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    Brandy August 3, 2017 - 7:08 pm

    I never thought to broil angel food cake, love the idea of maple whipped cream topping though. Being in New England, I love some maple flavored ANYThing really. I think this will be a fun recipe idea to try one day with the family!

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    Annemarie LeBlanc August 6, 2017 - 12:55 pm

    Interesting recipe! I have never tried broiling angel food cake or any other cake for that matter. I do think this will turn out delicious though. I will try this and include it in my meal plan for next week.

    Reply
    pat. August 7, 2017 - 10:14 pm

    Intreging.

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