Want to know my favorite dessert hack? It's a store-bought angel food cake! Angel Food Cake Desserts are quick to make, full of flavor and so easy to put together!
Whether you are craving something fruity, with cream or full of chocolate, one of the dessert recipes on this list will satisfy that sweet tooth!
Growing up, my mom always made this Strawberry Jello Dessert that was our favorite. And when I shared it on the blog and Pinterest, it became one of my most popular posts!
People love it for many reasons. It's, of course, delicious. But it's also nostalgic and super easy! It prompted me to make this yummy Angel Food Cake with Peaches and Cream dessert too.
This list of desserts with angel food cake has even more easy and tasty recipes that you'll love!
Why These Recipes Work
The irresistible light and airiness of angel food cake make it a favorite for incorporating into many desserts. From trifles and parfaits to homemade batters flavored with cocoa or fruits, angel food cake is always a sweet treat.
Made mostly of beaten egg whites, this fluffy cake batter yields a sponge-like texture that's practically irresistible.
Angel food cake is heavenly on its own, but pair it with other flavors like berries, citrus, cream cheese, pudding, and even chocolate, and you've got a scrumptious dessert just waiting to be devoured.
These easy Angel Food Cake Desserts are a great way to enjoy a sweet treat without feeling too guilty (and are often used in Weight Watchers desserts like this Angel Food Cake with Pineapple).
They are also very easy to make, which means you can spend more time enjoying your dessert and less time preparing it.
Most of these recipes use store-bought angel food cake. But a few use the angel food box cake mix, like my Strawberry Shortcake Dump Cake. And you KNOW I love Cake Mix Desserts.
If you're looking for a way to up-level this melt-in-your-mouth cake, you'll find plenty of inspiration in this collection of angel food desserts.
Desserts with Angel Food Cake
This list of desserts with Angel Food Cake are perfect for anytime you need a sweet treat but they are also great for parties and potlucks.
Easy Strawberry, Jello and Angel Food Cake Dessert Recipe
This simple Strawberry Jello Dessert with Angel Food Cake is no-bake, sets up in the refrigerator and is perfect for sharing with friends and family. It's such a great make-ahead dish for a party or potuck.
Angel Food Cake with Peaches Recipe
This quick dessert looks pretty but couldn't be easier to make! Store-bought Angel Food cake makes up the bulk of this dessert. Some fresh peaches, jazzed up with a little ginger and whipped cream make a perfect filling and topping!
Absurdly Easy Angel Food Pineapple Dump Cake Recipe
With just 2 ingredients, this quick dessert is just the thing to throw together when you want something sweet super fast! Add some fresh berries or whipped topping for an added jolt of sweetness.
Quick and Easy Strawberry Shortcake Dump Cake Recipe
If you love dump cakes like I do, you'll love this twist with canned strawberry pie filling topped with a boxed angel food cake! It's great for a crowd and perfect to serve any time of year.
Party Angel Food Cake
Look no further for a light and fun birthday cake that's melt-in-your-mouth amazing! The fluffy homemade angel food cake batter gets a smattering of rainbow sprinkles before being baked in a bundt pan. Top with a rich chocolate ganache when cooled. Scatter with additional sprinkles and chopped nuts for a funfetti cake that's certainly worth celebrating! Don't love to bake from scratch? Just add sprinkles to a boxed angel food cake mix then top with this decadent sauce!
Angel Food Cake with Strawberry Filling
You'll be amazed at this gorgeous cake that's baked in a loaf pan. After the cake is baked and cooled, cut it horizontally and fill it with a homemade macerated strawberries mixture. Replace the top and frost the entire cake with a whipped cream mixture and top with fresh strawberries. You'll love the presentation when you slice this cake! (Again, you can do this same technique with a store-bought cake. Just cut off the top half of the cake, create the trench for the strawberries, fill and reassemble!
Coconut Angel Food Cupcakes
Sweet and airy cupcakes are made from a boxed angel food cake batter with a dollop of coconut extract for additional flavor. Frost them with fluffy whipped cream. Keep the coconut theme going with unsweetened coconut flakes for a pretty garnish on top. It's the perfect dessert for spring and summer.
Berry Angel Food Cake Roll
This eye-catching rolled cake dessert will be the centerpiece of your dessert table. Use a boxed angel food cake mix and bake it in a jelly roll pan. A sweetened whipped cream and cream cheese mixture is slathered on the cooled cake, along with fresh berries. Roll it up, top with a cream cheese mixture and scatter strawberries, blueberries and raspberries on top. So elegant!
Lemon Blueberry Trifle
This stunning trifle is perfect for a summer occasion since it layers lemon pudding and fresh blueberries between cubes of angel food cake. Not only visually impressive, but this no-bake dessert is also super easy to make! Instant pudding, cream cheese, whipped topping fresh blueberries and a pre-made angel food cake are all you need to get started. Assemble ahead and chill before serving.
Angel Food Flag Cake
If you love being creative with your desserts, try this angel food sheet pan cake that's just perfect for decorating with fresh berries. Here, an easy flag design using blueberries and strawberries can be laid out on top of the whipped cream frosted cake. Pipe the additional whipped cream frosting between the flag stripes to complete the red, white and blue effect. (Swap in a boxed cake mix to save time!)
Heavenly Blueberries and Cream Angel Food Cake Dessert
This light and fluffy dessert combines blueberries with angel food cake for a luscious no-bake dessert that no one can resist! It's super simple to put together. Just use a pre-made angel food cake and cut it into cubes. Layer it with a sweetened blueberry filling and a cream cheese and whipped cream mixture. Chill before serving. Boom.
Red Velvet Angel Food Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Glaze
Consider this red velvet angel food cake for Valentine's Day or the holidays. Its rich red color will make a statement as well as a delicious dessert for these occasions. Food coloring and unsweetened cocoa powder contribute to the unique flavor and shade of this cake. Take it over the top with a coconut cream cheese glaze. So pretty!
Pina Colada Sheet Cake
Perfect for summer entertaining, this angel food sheet cake gets a tropical splash of flavors thanks to the additions of crushed pineapple and shredded coconut in the batter. Top it with vanilla frosting and garnish with shredded coconut and maraschino cherries. Plus it's boozy with a little bit of rum! You know I love my boozy desserts!
Lemon Angel Food Cake Roll A Heavenly Dessert
This lemon-flavored cake roll is a sweet way to serve a summer dessert. Bake a boxed angel food cake mix on a jelly roll pan. When cooled, slather with a lemon curd and cheesecake pudding mixture. Roll the cake and let chill completely before slicing and serving. Bright and sweet, this airy dessert is certain to be hit.
French Silk Angel Food Cake - My Recipe Confessions
French silk chocolate flavors combine with the lightness of angel food cake for a dessert that's perfect for that special celebration. Using a pre-made angel food cake, slice it horizontally and frost between the layers with a homemade chocolate mousse. Using a piping bag and decorative tip, continue frosting the entire cake with the chocolate mousse. Stunning!
Pumpkin Angel Food Cake
Fall season deserves this angel food cake that's flavored with pumpkin puree and spices like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves. Bake this scrumptious cake and serve it with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.
Lemon Meringue Angel Cake
This heavenly homemade angel food cake is baked in a tube pan. Once cooled, slice the cake horizontally and add a layer of lemon curd before replacing the top half of the cake. Frost the entire cake with homemade meringue. To lightly brown the peaks, bake in the oven for 15 minutes until desired effect is achieved. Stunning!
Heaven on Earth Cake
This creamy cherry dessert is a delightful treat that's perfect for spring and summer. It's a no-bake effort that comes together with the help of a pre-made angel food cake, vanilla instant pudding, sour cream, cherry pie filling, whipped topping and sliced almonds. Layer these ingredients in a baking dish and chill well before serving this scrumptious dessert.
Tiramisu Angel Food Cake
If you love the flavors of tiramisu, you'll adore this cake that uses espresso and coffee liquor to saturate the baked angel food cake layers. The layers of this homemade angel food cake are frosted with a sweetened mascarpone cheese mixture that continues on the top and sides of the cake, as well. Garnish with shaved chocolate and serve this cake for a special occasion.
Quick and Healthy Angel Food Cake Dessert with Vanilla-Honey Oranges
Using a pre-made angel food cake, make this homemade citrus compote to take it over the top. Sliced oranges and pomegranate arils get a touch of honey and vanilla for a delicious topping that is spooned over thick-sliced and broiled angel food cake wedges. Glorious!
2 Ingredient Angel Food Cake Mix Cookies!
Cookies are always a hit, and here, all you need is a box of angel food cake mix and flavored soda. You'll create the most fluffy and delicious cookies that will be gobbled up in record time. Oh, and switch out the flavors of the soda pop if you want to change up the flavor next time you bake them. These cookies are easy, quick and always appreciated.
If you use a store-bought angel food cake, you shouldn't need any other equipment other than a trifle dish or 9 x 13 pan to hold whatever dessert you are making (There are a few other style desserts on this list but each recipe will tell you specifically what type of equipment you will need).
If you are baking an angel food cake from scratch you will need an angel food cake pan.
- For almost all of these recipes, you can use a store-bought angel food cake, make a cake using a cake mix then decorate or break it up or add some things to a cake mix batter to make it extra special!
- Trifle recipes are very popular and you can change up the flavors anyway you want to! Angel food cake pairs really well with fruit but it's super tasty with chocolate and caramel too!
- For the easiest angel food cake dessert ever, simply slice the angel food cake, pop it in the broil to toast up for a minute then top with fresh fruit, a drizzle of chocolate sauce and a dollop of whipped cream!
- Desserts made with angel food cake are often pretty foolproof making them easy for beginners!
Frequently Asked Questions
I'm not a nutritionist but I do know that there is typically less fat and calories in a basic angel food cake than other types of cake. But when making one of the angel food cake desserts, you may be adding back in all the "bad" depending on if the recipe calls for cream cheese, etc.
You don't want to bake an angel food cake in a non-stick pan because you want the batter to cling to the pan as it bakes so it gets a nice rise which will make it light and fluffy.
For some, like the trifle or where you are just breaking up pieces of cake and mixing with other ingredients you may be able to use pound cake instead. But when making the rolled-up cake above, you'll want to use angel food cake to get the right texture.
Angel Food Cake Desserts are perfect to make as a quick treat for the family, but are pretty and tasty enough to serve to company! Next time you need something quick and easy, try one of these recipes!
- This Microwave Bread Pudding Recipe is an oversize portion that is perfect for one person. The chocolate chips make it extra decadent!
- This Bourbon Bundt Cake starts with a boxed cake mix that is jazzed up with dates to give it an amazing texture that pairs perfectly with the boozy caramel sauce.
- Looking for more easy dessert? Browse my list of quick and easy Dump Cakes!
- Cool Whip Frosting is always a good idea. It might even be delicious on some of these angel food cake desserts.
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