Angel Food Cake
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Broiled Angel Food Cake with Maple Whipped Cream

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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.

broiled angel food cake

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.

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Broiled Angel Food Cake

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Recipe by Don Carroll Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Once you’ve tried broiled angel food cake, there is a good chance you’ll never want it any other way.


  • Maple Whipped Topping
  • 2 c Heavy Whipped Cream

  • 2 Tbsp Real Maple Syrup

  • Angel Food Cake
  • 1 Angel Food Cake, homemade or purchased

  • 5 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, melted

  • 2 c Fresh Strawberries, washed, hulled and cut into chunks or slices

  • 1 c Fresh Blueberries, washed


  • In a large glass bowl, blend 2 cups 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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Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container

Serving Size2 slices

  • Amount Per ServingCalories409
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 27.2g 42%
    • Saturated Fat 18.2g 91%
  • Cholesterol 97mg 33%
  • Sodium 390mg 17%
  • Potassium 178mg 6%
  • Total Carbohydrate 35g 12%
    • Dietary Fiber 2.1g 9%
    • Sugars 7.7g
  • Protein 3.1g 7%

  • Calcium 12%
  • Iron 5%
  • Vitamin D 25%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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