Caramelized Angel Dessert Recipe
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Caramelized Angel Dessert Recipe

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"This quick-and-easy treat is wonderful," assures Sharon Bickett of Chester, South Carolina. Cake slices, spread with a sweet caramel-like sauce and broiled, get an elegant treatment when topped with sour cream and mandarin oranges.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 6 slices angel food cake
  • 1 cup mandarin oranges
  • Sour cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 298 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 377mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the lemon juice, cinnamon and nutmeg until blended.
  2. Spread about 1 tablespoon on the top and sides of each cake slice. Place on a baking sheet. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until bubbly. Top with oranges and sour cream if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Caramelized Angel Dessert in Quick Cooking September/October 1999, p36

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MDalman User ID: 6056046 203263
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2011

"I used a scoop of ice cream instead of sour cream and peaches instead of oranges only because I didn't have the ingredients on hand. It was an great hit and easy to make!"

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