Hope you all are enjoying your Saturday! It is 80 degrees in Chicago today and we are soaking up every second but I wanted to share a quick recipe while Charlie naps. I planned on sharing this a few days ago but time got away from me. This angel food cake recipe is something I make every Mother’s Day for my family but I thought it would be a great dessert for Easter, too! Plus it is super easy and only 6 ingredients (if you buy the angel food cake pre-made…which you should). Keep scrolling for the recipe…
What are your plans for Easter? We are going to 8am mass (Charlie wakes up at 6am so we are going early to avoid the 9:30 church crowds), followed by brunch with my sister and her fiancé and then hosting friends for lasagna and this cake for dinner. I’m excited to have a slow day with few plans! Our weekends are filling up with lots of weddings, bachelor parties, bridal showers, baby showers etc. so it’s nice to take it easy.
Ok, on to the recipe. Like I said above, to save time I usually always buy my angel food cake pre-made. By the way, angel food cake is MY FAVORITE. Sweet, spongy and low in calories! I am a sucker for sweet carbs.
Here what you’ll need:
- angel food cake
- heavy whipping cream (1 pint, I use 3/4 of the bottle, you’ll have leftovers)
- 2 lemons
- cane sugar
- 1 egg white
- blueberries (I use large)
Using a Kitchen Aid mixer (or a whisk but it will take a little longer!), whisk heavy whipping cream until almost fluffy. Zest a lemon and set aside. Add 2 tablespoons of cane sugar and the juice of one lemon. Continue mixing until light and fluffy. Add the zest and mix with a spatula. Taste to see if more sugar needs to be added, depending on your preference.
Frost the angel food cake and fill in the hole with the whip cream. I like to do this roughly because I like to see the cake peak through. Cover the top with blueberries leaving a few spaces here and there. Set aside 10-12 blueberries, coat in egg whites and then cover in cane sugar. Place these randomly throughout top of cake (as shown above). Sprinkle with lemon zest and add a few small mint leaves (I usually do this but forgot mint!).
Enjoy! I completely forgot where I found this recipe originally. I’ve been making it for so long and tried to search with internet with no luck. I definitely can’t take credit for it so if you know the original source please let me know!
Happy Easter 🙂