When you’ve tried broiled angel food cake, there is a possibility you’ll never need it some another 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 most loved go-to dessert recipes for quick and flavorful results.
The recipe can be made with your preferred homemade angel food cake recipe or with the ready-made variety. However, if you buy a pre-made cake, look for one that is not packaged inside a disposable baking pan. The outside of cakes sold like this will, in general, be clingy, which makes them increasingly hard to cut. Look for one that is packaged with just plastic wrap around it for protection, instead.
1 pint heavy whipped cream
1-2 T. real maple syrup
1 angel food cake, homemade or purchased
5 T. unsalted butter, melted
1 pint fresh strawberries, washed, hulled and cut into chunks or slices
½ pint fresh blueberries washed
In a big glass bowl, mix 1 pint of heavy whipping cream with a hand or drenching blender until it doubles in size and changes the texture. At that point, drizzle maple syrup into the bowl and keep mixing until the mixture is light and fluffy. Put in a safe spot.
Place your oven’s top rack on the highest setting and turn the broiler on high.
Because of its round shape, angel food cake is ordinarily cut into a series of wedges. However, the pieces will not brown evenly under the broiler if cut like this. Rather, cautiously cut the angel food cake with a sharp blade into similarly thick sections by making a progression of parallel 2″ wide cuts, beginning on one side of the cake and moving in the direction of 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.
Spot the angel food cake pieces on a rimmed baking sheet fixed with parchment paper, and brush the top with melted butter. Turn over each piece and repeat on the other side.
Place the baking sheet under the broiler until a golden-brown crust starts to form. (You may need to pivot the baking sheet to get uniform outcomes). Watch out for the cake during this time since it can burn rapidly. When toasted, expel baking sheet from oven and turn over each bit of angel food cake. Place back under the broiler and toast the remaining side until golden brown.
To serve, place toasted cuts on individual serving plates and top with maple whipped cream and fresh berries.
Enjoy your Broiled Angel Food Cake with Maple Whipped Cream!