Slicing an angel food cake reminds me of those good memories with my mom. As a kid, I always see this dessert along with other holiday sweets. It's light and fluffy. It's a slice of heaven is what it is!
Aside from its topnotch flavor, the dessert also features simple ingredients that are likely found in the kitchen such as egg whites, cake flour, and sugar.
As time goes by, many pastry enthusiasts create different variations of the angel food cake and embellish them with garnishes to add extra texture and flavors to the dessert.
You're not a true fan of this sweet if you haven't tried some of these angel food cake topping ideas I have on hand. Today, you'll unlock all of them so be ready!
Angel food cake sauces
If you're new on pastry and wondering what to serve with angel food cake, then starting off with sauces is your best option.
Below, I've listed a few of my favorite angel food cake sauces that make a big flavor difference to your favorite dessert.
Just keep in mind that choosing a sauce should align with your cravings and likings. In my case, I always love the idea of combining cream and chocolate (chocolate ganache) to make my cake even lighter and fluffier.
Another topping for angel food cakes you shouldn't miss is the lemon dessert sauce. Garnishing them on top of your cake, bread pudding, pancakes, or even ice cream is truly heavenly!
Angel food cake fruit toppings
Aside from sauces, fruits are also an excellent addition to angel food cake!
When strawberries are in season, I always make a simple strawberry compote recipe. They're so versatile and work with almost everything. So imagine adding them on top of angel food cake? That must be good!
Other than that, sauteed apples, mango, and pineapple are also good choices if you want to incorporate a sweet and tangy flavor profile to your cake.
Try some of these fruit toppings and let us know what you think.
Creamy angel food cake toppings
Angel food cake won't be complete without those creamy and mouth-watering toppings. And caramel icing frosting is one of them!
This frosting calls for simple ingredients such as butter, vanilla extract, caramel, heavy whipping cream, and powdered sugar. It's easy to put together too!
But if you aren't into caramel flavor, then consider this marshmallow buttercream frosting. It features a sweet flavor with a light and fluffy texture from butter, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, and marshmallow fluff.
If your buttercream is too sweet, add a pinch of salt and make sure it dissolves completely once mixed in.
Check out more of these creamy angel food cake toppings:
Savory angel food cake toppings
Have you ever thought about topping your favorite angel food cake with cranberry pear sauce? If not, then this is the right place to start!
Infuse sweet and savory flavor to your cake with cranberry pear sauce. This recipe's sweetness comes from the maple syrup and the ripe pears; no refined sugar here!
Once tried, you’ll probably never pick up another bottle of store-bought cranberry sauce ever again!
Unique angel food cake recipes
You probably love eating your angel food cakes with chocolate ganache or caramel icing frosting, but a real sweet lover shouldn't stop there.
Who would expect that frying angel food cake will make the treat even better?
Take your favorite cake to the next level with these churro bites. It's a sugar and cinnamon treat topped with tempting glaze. So good!
So the next time you have angel food cake leftovers on hand, you know what to do!
The bottom line
Boring angel food cake no more!
Choosing what toppings for your angel food cake should mirror your wants and needs. For me, I always opt for chocolate ganache and caramel buttercream frosting. How about you?
I have great hope that the lists I've come up with have made you realize to experiment with your favorite dessert even more!
- Nutella ganache sauce
- Chocolate ganache
- Lemon dessert sauce
- Blackberry sauce
- Chai spiced pear sauce
- Coffee salted caramel sauce
- Cherry sauce
- Strawberry compote
- Mixed berry compote
- Pineapple topping
- Sauteed apples
- Fruit and nut topping
- Peach compote
- Mango topping
- Pistachio caramel sauce
- Caramel buttercream frosting
- Peanut butter icing
- Peppermint whipped cream frosting
- Marshmallow buttercream frosting
- Lemon buttercream frosting
- Cinnamon roll icing
- German buttercream
- Maple bacon icing
- Wine soaked berries
- Cranberry-pear sauce
- Balsamic berry sauce
- Cranberry sauce with dried figs and orange
- Honey glaze
- Angel food cake churro bites
- Blueberry lemon angel food cake
- Tiramisu trifle
- Pineapple angel food cake
- Angel food cupcakes
- Angel food cake cookies
- Strawberry jello, and angel food cake
- Pumpkin angel food cake
- Angel toffee dessert
- Choose two toppings
- Add them on top of your angel food cake
- Try other angel food cake recipes