Angel Food Cake with Coconut Whipped Cream and Berries
Classic angel food cake, filled with homemade coconut whipped cream and studded with berries for a pretty patriotic look!
When I think of the perfect summer dessert, I can’t help but think of angel food cake and berries. A light and airy angel food cake with that distinct sugar crust, served with fresh whipped cream and an assortment of summer’s juicy berries do not only scream SUMMER evening dessert but it also says American classic!! It’s a 4th of July perfect combination. And that is exactly what this cake is. It’s everything that we love about angel food cake plus a dairy free-coconut whipped cream (made from coconut cream) and berries that represent everything red, white and blue. Patriotic much? Yeah, this cake is!!
I’ve made angel food cake exactly one other time. It’s always been one of those desserts I leave to the experts until I found this solid and easy recipe from my Better Homes and Garden cookbook. I made a version of it last year in this honey coconut angel food cake and it was a huge hit with my family. This year, I decided to keep the cake a classic, skip on the honey or coconut in the actual cake and just make a good ole angel food cake. But of course, once the cake was cooling I realized life is always so much better with some coconut so I made some coconut whipped cream.
Using chilled coconut cream is an easy way to whip up a delicious dairy-free whipped cream at home. You do not have to rely on the fat on top of coconut milk. Just use chilled coconut cream and a whisk to get whipped cream. Use the coconut whipped cream to fill the cake and decorate with your favorite summer berries. I used strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries for a red, white and blue look. But you can use any of your favorite summer berries or even juicy peaches of the season. That’s one of the reasons I love this recipe, it is so versatile.
Wouldn’t this angel food cake be perfect for any 4th of July party?
Here are real-life comments from bakers who have tried and LOVED this recipe: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/225883737537330957/activity/tried
Assembly: cake layer adapted from better homes and garden cookbook
2 hours 5 minutes
Yield: 1 10-inch layer cake
Amount Per Serving:
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cake layer adapted from better homes and garden cookbook
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