So you have some leftover angle food cake and you don’t know what to do with it? That’s where we come in. In this post, we are going to go over 13 different uses for leftover angel food cake and we’ll give you the recipe for a damn good strawberry cheesecake (it has no crust) that you can use your leftover cake for.
So put down that Netflix remote, get up off the couch, and read on!
Top Ideas For Using Leftover Angel Cake
Fill It With Fruit
We love to use angel food cake as a sponge cake for filling with fresh strawberries, blueberries, or even lemon curd. If you do this, it’s important to keep the cake chilled until you make the filling. If left out at room temperature, the berries will seep out a little of their fruitiness and it will taste like a soft fruit cake.
Make Angel Food Ice Cream
This is a great way to use up leftover cake and make a tasty dessert. All you need is a stand mixer and a couple of eggs. Beat the eggs, then gently fold them into your cake so it doesn’t deflate. Add milk and sugar if you want to make it sweeter (I usually don’t).
Use It For Crumb Topping
Angel food cake tastes great on vanilla cake or any yellow cake recipe that calls for a crumb topping. However, you can use angel food cake crumbs instead of regular cake or cookie crumbs in your favorite dessert recipes.
Make Angel Food Cake Popsicles
You have probably seen these before, but if you haven’t you need to make them now. Just cut your leftover angel food cake into bite-sized pieces and freeze them in a single layer on waxed paper. When frozen, place the popsicle mold over the cake pieces. I use these popsicle sticks.
Make French Toast For Cereal
If you have leftover angel food cake, make french toast with it and sprinkle it with cinnamon and sugar before you eat. It’s really delicious and tastes a lot like French toast that you would make with cinnamon bread.
Use It As The Center Of A Trifle
Angel food cake is the perfect food to put in a trifle because it absorbs the flavor of whatever you mix it with. You can do this by adding some of your favorite fruits and layers of whipped cream, cake, pudding, and sliced strawberries or blueberries on top. Sprinkle it with powdered sugar for presentation before serving.
Make Angel Food Cake Cookies
This recipe is super simple. Just take a half dozen of your leftover angel food cakes and chop them up in a food processor. Then, add 1/2 cup of chopped nuts to the food processor and pulse it again until mixed well. Take out the dough and roll it into balls. Put it in the fridge for about 15 minutes so it hardens a little bit, then cover them in powdered sugar or frosting!
Scoop Out The Center And Fill It
For this recipe, you will need a cupcake pan. Using about 1/3 of your angel food cake, push it into the bottom, making sure that it’s flat. Add the filling of your choice- I like to fill them with berries and whipped cream. Bake them at 350°F for 15 minutes and enjoy!
Ice Cream Topping
Put your leftover angel food cake in the fridge for about an hour to make it a little firmer. It makes it easier to scoop it out with an ice cream scoop when you want to use it as a topping. If you mix in some sugar into what is remaining, prevent from setting too hard by adding some milk or cream.
Make Angel Food Cake Balls
Take your angel food cake and mix in some chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, or chopped nuts. Shape it into a ball and roll it in powdered sugar. Enjoy!
Make Angel Food Cake Sticks
This recipe is really similar to the angel food cake balls, but you are shaping them differently. Again, take your extra angel food cake and mix in some white chocolate chips or some nuts like almonds or walnuts. Roll them into sticks using powdered sugar to coat them evenly.
There are many different things you can do with leftover angel food cake. I’m sure there are many more than what I’ve listed, but these should get you started. You can also try these things with pound cake, which is the same recipe as angel food cake only with baking powder added. However, there would be a lot more empty calories in the pound cake since it’s got that added fat.