If you enjoy homemade treats but miss the traditional flavor, this broiled angel food cake with maple whipped cream recipe is for you. This treat is quick and easy to make with only a few ingredients, and the results are as fluffy as angel food cake should be!
There’s a high possibility that once you’ve tasted broiled angel food cake, you’ll never want it any other way. This angel food cake is destined to become one of your favorite go-to dessert recipes, with a crisp, golden-brown crust reminiscent of toasted marshmallows and the delicate, melt-in-your-mouth inside you’ve come to expect from angel food cake.
How do you make angel food cake Fluffy?
Here are 10 tips to make fluffy and perfect angel food cake:
- When the egg whites are cold (straight from the refrigerator), separate them from the yolk; otherwise, the yolk will break into the whites.
- Make sure you’ve used up all of the yolks. Egg whites will not whip to their full potential if there is even a trace of yolk in them.
- Allow egg whites to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes after separating so they can become fluffy when beaten.
- In a clean glass bowl, whisk the egg whites. Fat from even a tiny bit of grease or oil prevents the whites from becoming as fluffy as they should be.
- Egg whites should not be over-or under-beaten. They should be firm but not dried.
- Using a gently folding motion, add the flour mixture to the egg white mixture slowly but steadily, about 1/4 cup at a time. As a result, the egg whites will keep their fluffier texture. To fold, use a spatula to cut vertically through the mixture. Scrub the bottom of the bowl with the spatula. Carry part of the mixture from the bottom across the surface as you bring it back up the other side. Repeat, rotating the bowl each time, until all of the ingredients are well mixed.
- Do not overmix the batter after combining the ingredients. Instead, beat until a gentle peak forms. The egg whites in the recipe will deflate if you overbeat it, and your cake will be tough.
- The pan should not be greased (one in which the center tube is higher than the walls of the pan and the bottom is removable).
- Smooth the cake’s surface using a spatula.
- Before checking on the cake, bake it for the minimum time specified in the recipe. The cake may fall due to temperature changes caused by regularly opening the oven door.
Why do you turn an angel food cake upside down?
The egg whites give it its rise, and its structure isn’t set until it cools. Allowing it to cool upside down prevents the cake from collapsing. For this reason, many angel food cake pans have feet around the edges.
Do I have to bake angel food cake in a tube pan?
Because the batter clings to the sides of the pan as it rises, it’s critical to use a pan without a nonstick coating here, as it is with any angel food cake. A nonstick surface would prevent the cake from rising to its optimum lofty, fluffy height.
What are the ingredients to make broiled angel food cake with maple whipped cream?
This recipe can be made with either homemade angel food cake or store-bought angel food cake. If you’re buying a pre-made cake, be sure it’s not wrapped in a disposable baking pan.
Cakes served in this manner have a sticky coating that makes slicing them more difficult. Instead, look for one that has only plastic wrap around it for protection.
With a prep time of 15 minutes and a cook time of 4 to 6 minutes, these are the ingredients you’re going to need for 8 servings.
- Heavy whipped cream – For better whipping and holding its shape longer.
- Real maple syrup – Sweetener that is amazing, natural, and wholesome.
- Real vanilla extract – Ideal for desserts because of its buttery smoothness, extra-sweet flavor, and faint floral overtones.
- Angel food cake – The delicate and fluffy cake is a delicious canvas for a variety of flavors, toppings, and frostings.
- Unsalted butter – Gives you complete control of the overall flavor of this recipe.
- Fresh strawberries – To make the cake refreshing and delicious.
- Fresh blueberries – Also to make the cake refreshing and delicious.
How to make broiled angel food cake with maple whipped cream?
Now that you have gathered all of your ingredients, it is time to make this recipe. Follow the instructions below.
Remember that angel food cake is usually divided into wedges before serving because of its spherical form. However, if the pieces are cropped this way, they will not brown uniformly under the broiler. So instead, carefully cut the angel food cake into 2-inch broad pieces, starting on one side and working your way to the other. Trim the pieces once they’ve been sliced to make them all about the same size.
The first step is to blend 1-pint of heavy whipping cream in a large glass bowl with a hand or immersion blender until it doubles in size and changes texture. Next, pour in the maple syrup and vanilla extract and continue to combine until the mixture is light and fluffy. Refrigerate until ready to use, then cover and store in the refrigerator.
Second, set the top rack of your oven to the second-highest position and the broiler to “High.” Set aside a large, rimmed baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.
Then brush the angel food cake slices with the melted butter and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Turn each piece over and repeat the process on the other side.
Place the baking sheet under the broiler for 2-3 minutes, or until the angel food cake is golden brown. To achieve uniform results, you may need to rotate the baking sheet. During this time, please keep a close check on the cake because it can burn quickly. Then remove the baking sheet from the oven and flip each slice once it has toasted. Place the remaining side under the broiler and toast until golden brown. It takes about 2-3 minutes.
Lastly, remove the toasted pieces from the oven and set them aside to cool slightly before putting them on individual serving plates. Serve immediately with some maple whipped cream and fresh berries. Enjoy!
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- 1 pint heavy whipped cream
- 1-2 T. real maple syrup
- 1 t. real vanilla extract
- 1 angel food cake, homemade or purchased, sliced as described above
- 5 T. unsalted butter, melted
- 1 pint fresh strawberries, washed, hulled, and sliced
- ½ pint fresh blueberries, washed
- In a large glass bowl, blend 1-pint heavy whipping cream with a hand or immersion blender until it doubles in size and changes texture. Drizzle maple syrup and vanilla extract into the bowl and continue blending until the mixture is light and fluffy. Cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
- Place your oven’s top rack on the second-highest setting and turn the broiler on “High.” Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and set it aside.
- Place the angel food cake slices on the prepared baking sheet and brush with the melted butter. Turn over each piece and repeat on the other side.
- Place baking sheet under the broiler until the angel food cake turns golden brown, approximately 2-3 minutes.
Tip: You may need to rotate the baking sheet to get uniform results. Keep a very close eye on the cake during this time because it can burn very quickly.
Once toasted, remove the baking sheet from the oven and turn over each slice. Place back under the broiler and toast the remaining side until golden brown. Approximately 2-3 minutes.
- Remove from oven and cool slightly before arranging the toasted slices on individual serving plates. Top with some maple whipped cream and fresh berries and served immediately. Enjoy!
Note: Due to its round shape, angel food cake is normally cut into wedges before serving. However, the pieces will not brown evenly under the broiler if cut like this. Instead, carefully cut the angel food cake into uniform 2-inch wide slices, working from one side to the other. Once sliced, trim the pieces so they are all approximately the same size.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 145Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 30mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g
These nutritional calculations might not be accurate. Please speak with a licensed nutritionist to assist you.