Cinnamon Angel Food Cake with Caramelized Apples
A very light and fluffy cinnamon angel food cake is topped with sweet caramelized apples for a stunning holiday dessert!
How is it that we are already a week away from Thanksgiving?? Time is flying by too fast. I need to decide on what sides to bring to our Thanksgiving dinner at the in-laws. I try to do some sort of veggie side (NOT green bean casserole) or salad but I am having trouble this year coming up with a refreshing option. Do you have any favorite side dishes? Please share, I need some inspiration.
As far as dessert goes, I always have a number of options. This year, I am bringing this show-stopping cinnamon angel food cake with caramelized apples to the table. Why should pumpkin get all the glory for Thanksgiving?? Apples deserve a prime spot on the dessert table if you ask me.
I also think angel food cake should be an all-year round dessert; not just in the summer. It’s just so easy to whip up and with no fuss or decorating needed, it is the perfect holiday cake to wow your guests with little or no effort. For this cake, I used my favorite light and fluffy angel food cake recipe and infused it with some of fall’s warm spices (cinnamon and nutmeg) and flavors (apples and caramel). Topped with a sweet caramelized apple concoction, this cake is everything an apple dessert should be.
I’m sharing the recipe over on Best Friends for Frosting, one of my favorite lifestyle websites with lots of inspiration for stylish and creative living. Be sure to grab the recipe over there and make this cake this holiday season!
- ¾ cup sifted powdered sugar
- ½ cup sifted cake flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¾ cup egg whites (5 to 6 large), at room temperature
- ¾ teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 apples, peeled and diced
- 2-3 tablespoons caramel sauce