Have you ever stumbled upon something delicious just because you were being lazy? That is exactly how this little recipe came about. Honestly, I don’t even know if you can call it a recipe, it’s so easy. But, every time I make it, it comes out so elegant and pretty, I just had to share before this weekend’s big holiday dinner, just in case you need to bring dessert.
When I said I was lazy, I meant I didn’t want to whip up the whipped cream. I had whipping cream, but I didn’t want to spend time getting a bowl and the mixer dirty, so instead I just poured the whipping cream over the berries, and wow, was it good. It soaks into the cake to create a creamy cake that pairs perfectly with the tartness of the berries. We’ve been eating it that way ever since.
If you’re not much in the kitchen, then this is the dessert for you. It’s super simple and easy, and you just can’t mess it up.
About once a month during the spring and summer, usually at Sunday dinner, I like to surprise my family with one of their favorite desserts. We call it strawberry shortcake, but it’s always made with angel food cake. Usually I only use strawberries, and I make fresh whipped cream. I usually just grab a store bought angel food cake.
First, slice up about 1/2 a pint strawberries. If you want to skip the other berries, then slice up the whole pint of strawberries.
Next, you can any other berries you’d like. If it where just me eating this, I’d have blueberries, too, but my family hates them. So, this one just has raspberries and blackberries. I add about 1/4 of a pint of each.
Next, sprinkle about 2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup of sugar all over the berries. Then, seal up the lid and put them in the fridge for awhile. You can totally do this the night before. When you add the sugar, it pulls out the water from the berries and makes a delicious syrup that soaks into the cake as well.
This was very last minute, so I only had about an hour for my berries to sit in the sugar. You can’t see too much of the syrup. But, if you do it overnight, you’ll be surprised at how much syrup it makes.
Next, it’s time to cut the cake, and add the the berries. Then add a tablespoon of the syrup and drizzle over the top of the berries.
Now just drizzle whipping cream right out of the carton. I probably drizzled about a tablespoon. If you don’t have whipping cream, you could use half and half just the same.
And that is it! It’s one of the easiest and best tasting desserts I can whip up, and it’s so easy!Print
Cream Soaked Berry Angel Food Cake
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 8 1x
A simple way to serve angel food cake
- 1/2 pint of strawberries, washed and sliced up
- 1/4 pint of blackberries, washed
- 1/4 pint of raspberries, washed
- 1 angel food cake (store bought!)
- whipping cream (or half and half)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- At least an hour before serving (preferably the night before), cut up the strawberries and combine with raspberries and blackberries.
- Add 1/4 cup of sugar to the berries and mix. Then, cover and set in the fridge for at least an hour.
- When ready to serve, pull the berries out of the fridge and slice up the cake.
- Add berries to top of cake, add 1 tablespoon of berry juices to cake.
- Then, drizzle whipping cream (or half and half) over the top of the berries and cake.
- Serve and enjoy!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
Here are some other delicious Angel Food Cake recipes:
Angel Food Cake French Toast Casserole
Angel Food Cake Grilled Cheese
My husband is a nut for strawberry anything! I know what I’m making this weekend!
Yummy YUM!!! I love this dessert & sooooooooo easy to prepare! When I was growing up my mother would bake whatever cake we’d like for our birthday dinner dessert. I’d usually
Want home-made angel food cake topped with fresh strawberries & whipped cream. These FAB photos remind me of those special celebrations with my family! Thanks. Sarah in Minneapolis
This goes an entire step BEYOND trifle and it looks amazing! We’re a fan of wildberries so I can’t wait to bring this to the table!
Oh I can’t wait until the summer berry season! Pinning this recipe so I can make this for my family. Thank you!
OMG this looks sinfully delicious! YUMMO!
Angel food cake sounds so yummy, I haven’t had it in ages!
Yummy! I love anything with berries! 🙂
That cake looks so good, especially with Easter coming up. My grandmother makes three different kinds of pies for Easter, but with all that exhausting work, I could definitely get behind this simpler idea.
Oh goodness. Can’y talk now. Making a list and going shopping for ingredients.
It sounds really good and I love the mixed berries too. I’ll try it.
This looks so good. We love strawberry short cake in our house too.
I haven’t had angel food cake in a very long time. You’re right though, berries are the perfect accompaniment, and this looks amazing.
This looks so delicious, I’ve never had these type berries on my angel food cake. We usually eat strawberries and cool whip on ours but I’d love to try your recipe next time.
These are some awesomely delicious ideas indeed. I have to try some of these and the Cream Soaked Berry Angel Food Cake sounds and looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing.
Yum Yum and Yum. I love angel food cake with mixed berries. I usually just top it with cool whip. I have never thought to use cream.
This is my kind of dessert! I love shortcake style sweets, but angel food is often so blah – drizzling the whipping cream is such a great idea! Sounds like it’s almost like a tres leches when it’s all said and done – yum!!!
When I was a kid, we sometimes made strawberry shortcake. This brings back memories 🙂
My son would go nuts for that French Toast casserole!
My son would go nuts for that French toast casserole
The berries looked yummy, I bet the cake tastes really delicious. I wish I could ask you so I can try some 🙂
Yummy! It really looks delicious and it’s an easy-to-make dish. I love berries and these would be very lovely for my dinner’s dessert.