Strawberry Angel Food Cake

Strawberry Angel Food Cake
Karen Lo

This recipe is an adaptation of strawberry shortcake using store-bought angel food cake. It's incredibly light, fluffy, and summery, even though it was a bit of a challenge to whip up the cream in my 90 degree apartment. 

6
Servings
455
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 store-bought angel food cake mix
  • 1 quart container of strawberries
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 mint sprig
  • 1 Cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons confectioner's sugar

Directions

Prepare the angel food cake according to instructions on the box. When the cake is is baked and cooled, gently cut it in two halves.

Slice the strawberries and put them in a bowl with sugar and the juice of half a lemon. Finely chop the mint and add to the strawberry mixture. Set aside for at least 15 minutes to draw out the juices.

Whip the cream with a stand mixer and gently incorporate the vanilla extract and confectioner's sugar. If you're whipping the cream by hand, start by freezing the whisk and mixing bowl so the cream stays cool as long as possible and is easier to whip. 

To prepare the cake, generously spread the whipped cream onto the cut angel food cake, and top with the strawberry mixture, Place the second half of the cake on top, and use the remaining whipped cream and any left over strawberries for the top of the cake!

 

Strawberry Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Strawberry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
15g
23%
Sugar
56g
N/A
Saturated Fat
9g
46%
Cholesterol
54mg
18%
Protein
6g
12%
Carbs
77g
26%
Vitamin A
165µg
18%
Vitamin B12
0.1µg
1.8%
Vitamin C
73mg
100%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.8mg
3.9%
Vitamin K
4µg
5%
Calcium
152mg
15%
Fiber
3g
12%
Folate (food)
43µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
72µg
18%
Folic acid
17µg
N/A
Iron
0.7mg
4.1%
Magnesium
26mg
7%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.7mg
3.3%
Phosphorus
285mg
41%
Polyunsaturated
0.8g
N/A
Potassium
283mg
8%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
15.1%
Sodium
580mg
24%
Sugars, added
7g
N/A
Zinc
0.4mg
2.5%