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Angel Food Birthday Cake

It’s fair to say that I am a versatile eater, but I can be picky when it comes to dessert. Food Sharing Network is pleased to share a family favorite using a mix for angel food cake and other simple ingredients.  It is by far the easiest cake recipe in my repertoire, and excellent for any special occasion.

Angel Food Birthday Cake

The Basics:

  • Angel food cake mix
  • Tube pan, very clean and ungreased
  • 1 pint heavy cream*
  • 1 large can pineapple cubes packed in juice
  • 1 large can sliced peaches packed in juice or light syrup
  • 1 lb fresh sliced strawberries, lightly sweetened if tart
  • Ice cream
  • Maraschino cherries with stems (optional)
Serve angle food cake with toppings for an old-fashioned birthday treat.

Serve angel food cake with toppings for an old-fashioned birthday treat.

A few hours before serving, bake the cake according to directions on box. I use Duncan Hines. It couldn’t be easier, and it only requires water.

Put fruit into serving bowls. Pass with a spoon and fork. Not everyone wants the juice or syrup.

Whip cream with a small spoonful of sugar. The cake is large, and you may want to start with half of the cream if you have a small group. Leftover cream doesn’t do well overnight in the fridge.

Serve each person a plain piece of cake (with or without ice cream), and pass toppings.

*Resist the temptation to use canned whipped cream. The richness of homemade whipped cream makes the different flavors pop. Invest in an eggbeater. You’ll have it forever, and you won’t have to get out the mixer.

Forgive the poor photography (by me) and the condition of the eggbeater. Not everyone knows what that is, apparently, and I have need for new one. This works just fine.

Forgive the poor photography (by me) and the condition of the eggbeater. Not everyone knows what this is, apparently, and I have no need for a new one. This works just fine.

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