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What to Do with Your Leftover Angel Food Cake

What to Do with Your Leftover Angel Food Cake
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Do you have so much leftover angel food cake that you are struggling to find uses for it all? Well, do not throw out that angel food cake just yet, because there are a multitude of ways that you can easily enhance or transform this beloved dessert.

In this article, you will learn about some tricks and recipes to make your angel food cake even tastier so you have no trouble finishing it all.

Top Your Angel Food Cake

There are a few different ingredients that you can use to top your angel food cake, which will greatly enhance its deliciousness. Take a look at some of these additions below.

Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate ganache is insanely easy to make, it only requires two ingredients, and it can make almost anything taste yummier.

Here is a simple recipe that involves the use of two cups of heavy cream and two cups of chopped-up chocolate. You can also use more than two cups of cream if you would like your ganache to be thinner.

First, after adding your chocolate to a bowl, bring the two cups of cream to a boil in a saucepan over the stove. Next, pour the hot cream into the bowl of chocolate and let it sit for a couple of minutes.

Finally, whisk the mixture until it has become smooth. Now, you have yourself a rich chocolate ganache that’s ready to spread onto your angel food cake.

You can also sprinkle some chopped nuts onto the dessert.

Fruit and Whipped Cream

One way that a lot of people make their angel food cake taste better is by putting various types of fruit on top of it, along with whipped cream and reduced fruit sauce to really add some sweetness.

Many individuals prefer to use fruits such as strawberries and blackberries, but you can opt for anything your heart desires.

Ice Cream

There are not many cakes that don’t go well with ice cream. It turns out that angel food cake is no exception.

Put some scoops of vanilla, chocolate, or any other kind of ice cream onto your angel food cake to give it some moisture and add a cool, creamy texture. Feel free to also add some chopped nuts, caramel syrup, or chocolate shavings on top.

Transform Your Angel Food Cake

Fortunately, there are many ways to make a whole new dessert using your leftover angel food cake. Thus, if simply adding toppings to the cake just isn’t enough, you can always opt for trying out one of the recipes below.

Angelic French Toast

Once you have tried French toast using angel food cake, you may never go back to using any other kind of bread for this breakfast favorite. It gives you that crispy outside that you get with any French toast, but the soft and fluffy inner part of angel food cake is what makes this version so special.

Here are the ingredients you will need:

  • Angel food cake
  • ¾ cup milk or milk substitute
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 or 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Any toppings you would like

The first thing you need to do is mix your flour with the milk until the flour is dissolved. Next, put this in with the remaining milk.

After this, you will need to whisk together the eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon, salt, and the milk and flour mixture in a bowl. You will use this to dip your pieces of angel food cake into.

Next, put a skillet over low-medium heat on the stovetop, and put a little butter into it to prevent the French toast from sticking. Dip each piece of angel food cake into the egg mixture, getting them completely covered, before placing them into the skillet.

It should take about two or three minutes for each side to get properly crispy and golden-brown. Since angel food cake is thicker than other bread, you should fry the sides of each piece as well.

Once they are finished, you can top them with anything you want, such as whipped cream or a fruit-based sauce.

Chocolate Raspberry Trifle

This trifle recipe is an amazingly delicious way to use your leftover angel food cake. It calls for angel food cake, milk, instant chocolate pudding, raspberries, raspberry preserves, and whipped cream.

Here are the exact measurements for each ingredient:

  • Angel food cake
  • 2 cups milk or milk substitute
  • 1 package instant chocolate pudding
  • 2 cups raspberries, thawed or fresh
  • 1 cup raspberry preserves
  • Whipped cream

The first thing you need to do is use the instructions on the instant pudding package to properly make your chocolate pudding, and then chill it.

The next step is to cut up your leftover angel food cake into cubes that are about an inch in size. You can set half of these aside in a bowl, and in another bowl, mix the raspberries with the raspberry preserves.

Now, use a spoon to pour this raspberry mixture over half of your cake cubes, and then pour half of the chocolate pudding onto this.

Place the other half of your cake cubes on the pudding, and repeat the process of adding the raspberries and chocolate pudding again.

Once you have finished this process, you can top it all off with the whipped cream as well as a handful of raspberries.

Angelic Churros

The final recipe included in this article is a wonderful way to use your leftover angel food cake. Churros are delicious when they are the normal kind, but can you imagine how delicious angel food cake churros are?

Here is what you will need:

  • Angel food cake
  • Vegetable oil
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk or milk substitute

First, cut your angel food cake into cubes that are around one and a half inches in size, and fill a pan with enough vegetable oil to submerge the bottom half of your cake cubes.

On low-medium heat, fry each cube until it is golden-brown on both the tops and bottoms. You can also fry the sides of the cake pieces.

While they are still hot, toss them in a bowl of sugar and cinnamon, and set them aside. Mix together the powdered sugar and milk, and heat it up over the stove.

Once it is warm, you can drizzle the sweet sauce over your angelic churro bites.

Final Thoughts

Can you believe that there are so many ways to utilize the leftover angel food cake you have? There are even more recipes than the ones included here that you can find with a little research.

There is no sense in getting rid of some perfectly good leftover angel food cake with so many options at your fingertips. As you have seen, even a little bit of whipped cream and a handful of berries can make holding onto your extra cake a good idea.

You could even whip up some of that chocolate raspberry trifle and give it to someone you love if you do not feel like eating any more angel food cake yourself.

However you decide to use the extra cake you have, there is someone who is sure to enjoy every last bite of it.