Healthy Meal Prep
Toasted Angel Food Cake with Strawberries Recipe

Toasted Angel Food Cake with Strawberries


Kids will go crazy over these light and airy toasted angel food cakes with lemon cream cheese frosting and laughing strawberry decorations.


  • 1 ¾ cups white sugar
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 12 egg whites, at room temperature
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 ½ (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 (16 ounce) package confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • ¾ cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • ¾ cup fresh blueberries
  • ¾ cup fresh blackberries
  • ¾ cup fresh raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 6 fresh strawberries with leaves
  • 12 black sugar pearls (such as Wilton® sprinkles)
  • 1 teaspoon stiff white decorator icing (such Wilton® Bright White), or as needed
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place 1 3/4 cups sugar in a food processor and blend until superfine, about 2 minutes.
  3. Sift half the fine sugar, cake flour, and salt together in a bowl.
  4. Whisk egg whites, water, cream of tartar, and lemon extract together in a large bowl for 2 minutes. Beat in remaining fine sugar using an electric mixer until medium peaks form. Sprinkle some of the flour mixture on top; stir in gently. Repeat with the rest of the flour mixture. Spoon batter carefully into an ungreased fluted tube pan.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 35 minutes. Invert onto a cooling rack and let cool completely, at least 25 minutes.
  6. Beat cream cheese and 1/4 cup butter together in a bowl using an electric mixer on medium speed until light and creamy. Add lemon juice; beat until just blended. Gradually mix in all but 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar on low speed until frosting is just blended. Stir in lemon zest.
  7. Mix 3/4 cup strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries thoroughly in a bowl with 2 tablespoons white sugar.
  8. Cut a curved, smile-shaped line near the bottom of each whole strawberry; carefully cut another, flatter curve above. Connect the two curves and carve out space between to create the smile. Leave room above the smile and below the leaves for eyeballs.
  9. Place reserved 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar in a small bowl. Dust hands with sugar and roll a tiny amount of stiff decorator icing between your fingers into a small ball. Place it on the strawberry, above the smile. Make another ball and stick it next to the first one. Stick 1 black sugar pearl onto each frosting ball to create eyes. Repeat with remaining whole strawberries.
  10. Remove cake carefully from the pan, scraping edges from side if needed. Slice into 6 slices about 2 inches thick. Spread 2 tablespoons butter equally on the outside of the slices.
  11. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add a cake slice; toast until lightly browned, about 1 minute per side. Place toasted cake on a plate. Spoon some frosting on top and let it drip down. Spoon sugared berries around the cake and place a smiling strawberry on top. Repeat with remaining cake slices, frosting, and berries.

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Nutritional Information

Toasted Angel Food Cake with Strawberries

Servings Per Recipe: 12
Calories: 501.9
% Daily Value *
protein: 15 %
carbohydrates: 27 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 7 %
fat: 25 %
saturated fat: 49 %
cholesterol: 15 %
vitamin a iu: 12 %
niacin equivalents: 18 %
vitamin b6: 3 %
vitamin c: 31 %
folate: 9 %
calcium: 4 %
iron: 8 %
magnesium: 5 %
potassium: 7 %
sodium: 9 %
thiamin: 13 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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