How To Decorate An Angel Food Cake

How To Decorate An Angel Food Cake

Are you looking for the perfect topping for your angel food cake? Knowing how to decorate an angel food cake can take this already delicious dessert to the next level. This tasty dessert is great for serving at BBQs or any summer parties.

Light and airy, angel food cake is a true treat. The addition of whipped cream and fresh berries is the perfect topping for angel food cake. Not only does it make the cake taste amazing, but it gives a beautiful look as well.

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What You Will Need For This Recipe

Ingredients for the Cake

  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour, sifted
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 12 egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the whipped cream and berry topping

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • Fresh strawberries and blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Equipment

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Electric mixer
  •  Rubber spatula
  • Angel food cake pan
  • Wire rack
  • Sifter
  • Serrated knife
  • Offset spatula

Chicago Metallic Professional 2-Piece 9.5-Inch Angel Food Cake Pan with Feet

Step By Step Instructions

Step One: Preheat Oven and Sift Flour

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Sift the flour together with 3/4 cup of sugar.

Step Two: Beat the Egg Whites

In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat the egg whites and salt together until foamy. Then, add the cream of tartar and beat the mixture until soft peaks form.

Step Three: Add the Sugar

Add the sugar in, 1/4 cup in at a time, beating after every addition. Beat the egg white mixture until stiff peaks form and gently fold in the vanilla extract with a rubber spatula.

Step Four: Add the Flour

Carefully fold the flour into the egg white mixture, 1/4 cup at a time. After each addition, fold in by using an under and over motion. After the last of the flour is added, fold an additional 10 strokes.

Step Five: Bake the Angel Food Cake

Carefully pour the batter into the pan. Bake for 55-60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the middle, comes out clean and the top is lightly browned.

Invert pan onto a wire rack on the counter and let it cool for two hours before removing. When ready to remove, run a knife around the edge to loosen it.

Step Six: Make the Whipped Cream Topping

In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the whipping cream, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla. Beat the mixture at a high speed until stiff peaks form.

Whipped Cream Topping

Step Seven: Decorate the Angel Food Cake

Cut your angel food cake in half horizontally. Fill the middle with a layer of whipped cream.

Add the remainder of the whipped cream to the top. Using an offset spatula, spread the whipped cream to create swirls. Arrange sliced strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries on top of the whipped cream. Arrange in a circular pattern or at random.

Tips and Tricks To Decorate an Angel Food Cake 

Though fresh strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries all taste amazing on angel food cake, you can try other fruit as well. Try it out with blackberries, peach slices, pineapple, banana, or even coconut.

If you fancy, you can even top the angel food cake with chocolate or caramel drizzle. This will give the cake even more of a delicious flavor. Angel food cake also pairs especially well with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Tips and Tricks To Decorate an Angel Food Cake 

Angel food cake decorated with whipped cream and fresh berries should be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for one to three days. When serving, avoid keeping it in direct sunlight, as the whipped cream will melt quickly.

Undecorated angel food cake can also be frozen. Wrap the cake with plastic wrap and then place it in an airtight container. You want to avoid freezing a decorated cake, as the toppings won’t freeze well.

Freeze the angel food cake for 4-6 months and let it thaw overnight in the fridge. Once thawed out, you can decorate the angel food cake with your toppings of choice.

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How To Decorate An Angel Food Cake

Are you looking for the perfect topping for your angel food cake? Knowing how to decorate an angel food cake can take this already delicious dessert to the next level. This tasty dessert is great for serving at BBQs or any summer parties.
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How To Decorate An Angel Food Cake
Author: cakedecorist.com

Equipment

Ingredients
  

For The Cake

  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour sifted
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar divided
  • 12 egg whites at room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For The Whipped Cream and Berry Topping

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • Fresh strawberries and blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat Oven and Sift Flour - Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Sift the flour together with 3/4 cup of sugar.
  • Beat the Egg Whites - In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat the egg whites and salt together until foamy. Then, add the cream of tartar and beat the mixture until soft peaks form.
  • Add the Sugar - Add the sugar in, 1/4 cup in at a time, beating after every addition. Beat the egg white mixture until stiff peaks form and gently fold in the vanilla extract with a rubber spatula.
  • Add the Flour - Carefully fold the flour into the egg white mixture, 1/4 cup at a time. After each addition, fold in by using an under and over motion. After the last of the flour is added, fold an additional 10 strokes.
  • Bake the Angel Food Cake - Carefully pour the batter into the pan. Bake for 55-60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the middle, comes out clean and the top is lightly browned.
  • Invert pan onto a wire rack on the counter and let it cool for two hours before removing. When ready to remove, run a knife around the edge to loosen it.
  • Make the Whipped Cream Topping - In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the whipping cream, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla. Beat the mixture at a high speed until stiff peaks form.
  • Decorate the Angel Food Cake - Cut your angel food cake in half horizontally. Fill the middle with a layer of whipped cream.
  • Add the remainder of the whipped cream to the top. Using an offset spatula, spread the whipped cream to create swirls. Arrange sliced strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries on top of the whipped cream. Arrange in a circular pattern or at random.

Notes

Though fresh strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries all taste amazing on angel food cake, you can try other fruit as well. Try it out with blackberries, peach slices, pineapple, banana, or even coconut.
If you fancy, you can even top the angel food cake with chocolate or caramel drizzle. This will give the cake even more of a delicious flavor. Angel food cake also pairs especially well with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Angel food cake decorated with whipped cream and fresh berries should be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for one to three days. When serving, avoid keeping it in direct sunlight, as the whipped cream will melt quickly.
Undecorated angel food cake can also be frozen. Wrap the cake with plastic wrap and then place it in an airtight container. You want to avoid freezing a decorated cake, as the toppings won’t freeze well.
Freeze the angel food cake for 4-6 months and let it thaw overnight in the fridge. Once thawed out, you can decorate the angel food cake with your toppings of choice.
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Knowing How to Decorate an Angel Food Cake

Angel food cake is truly delicious. Though it is great served on its own, it’s even better when decorated with whipped cream and fresh berries. This makes for a truly tasty dessert, perfect for any event, whether that is a birthday or dinner party.

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