10 Unexpected Things to Put on Your Angel Food Cake

Angel food cake is the perfect blank canvas for your next dessert creation!

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Chocolate Ganache

Turn your angel food cake into a faux Boston Cream Pie (like this Boston Cream Angel Cake) by slicing it horizontally, spreading vanilla custard or pudding between the layers and topping the whole thing with this almost-ridiculously simple chocolate ganache.

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Lemon Curd

This one’s inspired by our love for lemons! Just slice an angel food cake in horizontal layers, spread our best homemade lemon curd between the pieces and replace the top. Et voila!

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Lemon meringue cake
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…and Meringue

Well, now we can’t stop thinking about lemon curd, and wouldn’t you know it, angel food cake is the perfect base for a faux lemon meringue pie! You’ll need some time to make your meringue, but trust us, it’s worth it for a super-impressive sweet treat.

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Pie Filling + Cream Cheese

In only 10 minutes, a can of fruity pie filling and some cream cheese, you can make so many versions of this easy Blueberry Angel Dessert. One reviewer says she loved this torn-up cake with cherry pie filling; others thought it was fantastic with strawberry. It’s up to you!

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Homemade Sauteed Bananas Foster with Cinnamon and Ice Cream.
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Bananas Foster

This Slow Cooker Bananas Foster recipe takes only 10 minutes to prep, and when it’s done, it practically demands to be your angel food cake’s next topping! Just place a slice of angel food cake at the base of each serving dish and top with gooey banana goodness.

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Rainbow Sherbet

This Rainbow Sherbet Angel Food Cake looks way fancier than its five ingredients would have you believe! Simply slice your angel food cake horizontally, layer with your favorite rainbow colors of sherbet, and frost the top and sides with spiky whipped cream.

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Cream Pie Filling

Feeling like a coconut cream pie and have an angel food cake at the ready? You can whip up the easy coconut cream pie filling from this recipe, and top your angel food cake with it, plus some toasted coconut.

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Balsamic Vinegar

This Grilled Angel Food Cake uses balsamic butter, along with fresh strawberries, to create an unexpectedly delicious dessert. Serve with ice cream for the perfect end to any backyard barbecue.

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Ice cream scoops with cherry and whipped cream.
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Sundae Fixin’s

You can start with a slice of angel food cake at the bottom of your dish, and simply build your sundae from there. (Have 20 minutes to spare? You can caramelize the angel food cake first as in this Caramelized Angel Food Cake Sundae recipe.)

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Instant Pudding + Strawberries + Cream

Who’da thunk that this fancy-looking Strawberry Trifle can be made in a lickety-split 20 minutes, with nothing more than angel food cake, instant pudding mix, fresh strawberries and cream?

Lauren Cahn
Lauren Cahn is a New York-based writer whose work has appeared regularly in The Huffington Post as well as a variety of other publications since 2008 on such topics as life and style, popular culture, law, religion, health, fitness, yoga, entertaining and entertainment. She is also a writer of crime fiction; her first full-length manuscript, The Trust Game, was short-listed for the 2017 CLUE Award for emerging talent in the genre of suspense fiction.