I’ve always had one problem after the Holiday parties – left-over food particularly cake. This year, I have two friends you brought over Angel Food Cake. I do not know what to do with it! I find it very wasteful to just throw it away. Is there any way to keep it fresh? Can you freeze angel food cake?
Holidays are a day of festivity. Your problem is one shared by many. Some opt to reinvent these leftovers by turning them into another dish. This method is commonly done for savory dishes. However, there are limited ways of extending the shelf life of desserts.
Yes, angel food cake can be frozen. It is one of the few ways to preserve desserts. Before delving deeper into the process of freezing an angel food cake, it is first important to know what it is and what it’s made of. An Angel Food Cake is a foamy sponge-like cake made using egg whites.
It cannot be called as a sponge cake per se as it only uses egg whites and leaves out the egg yolks. It uses more sugar as it needs support to hold it up since it does not use the egg yolks. It also does not call for the use of any type of fat – be it butter, oil, lard, or shortening.
Angel Food Cake can be served plain, glazed, frosted, or topped with fruits, or dusted with cocoa and icing sugar.
Like most cakes, Angel Food freezes really well. It often retains its taste, shape, and texture. However, you have to be careful in wrapping it so it would not pick up the taste and smell of the other food stored in the freezer.
Aside from the aforementioned, angel food cake can be shelved for four to six months! But, it must be remembered that it would be better if you do not refreeze a cake that has been previously frozen. The best way to do this is to cut the cake into smaller pieces.
Here are the following steps to freeze an angel food cake:
- Cut the cake into smaller pieces, preferably in a rectangle or square shape for easier wrapping.
- Double wrap the smaller cake pieces using a plastic wrapper individually. Make sure that the cake is not exposed to the air in any part. You can also use a foil in wrapping the cake.
- Place the wrapped cake in a re-sealable storage bag. Squeeze out the air from the bag.
- Put the storage bag inside the freezer.
- Label the bag with the date of when it was frozen.
After learning how to freeze an angel food cake, it would also be great to learn how to make it! Here are three several ways of baking an angel food cake:
How To Use Up Extra/Leftover Angel Food Cake?
Angel food cake is a light and airy dessert that is perfect for any occasion. But what do you do when you have extra angel food cake? Here are five delicious ways to use up your leftover angel food cake:
- Make a trifle – A trifle is a layered dessert that typically consists of cake, fruit, and custard or whipped cream. To make a trifle with angel food cake, simply layer cubed cake, fresh fruit, and your favorite custard or whipped cream in a glass bowl.
- Use it as ice cream topping – Angel food cake makes a great topping for ice cream. Just crumble it up and sprinkle it over your favorite flavor of ice cream for a delicious and unique treat.
- Make a cake milkshake – Have you ever had a cake milkshake? They are delicious! To make one, simply combine cubed angel food cake, milk, and your favorite ice cream flavor in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Make fruit kabobs – Angel food cake is also great for making fruit kabobs. Just thread cubes of cake onto skewers with your favorite fresh fruits and enjoy!
- Wrap it up – If you’re feeling creative, you can even use angel food cake to wrap up other desserts. Cut the cake into strips and use it as wrappers for mini pies or cakes. Or, cut the cake into shapes and use it as a decorative topping for cupcakes or cakes.
So there you have it – five delicious ways to use up your leftover angel food cake. Next time you find yourself with extra cake, try one of these recipes and enjoy!
Homemade Angel Food Cake
Nothing beats homemade! Angel Food Cake is an excellent companion with tea or coffee during parties or picnics. Learn how to make it by watching this video:
Chocolate Angel Food Cake
The aesthetics of this cake is to die for! It preserves the light and airy form of the cake but with the chocolate-y goodness everyone loves. Chocolate Angel Food cake could be served as it is but it can also be topped with fruits or nuts. Watch this video to learn how to bake this delicious cake:
Angel Food Cupcake
What’s better than an Angel Food Cake? An angel food cupcake! It’s the same airy tasty cake but in a ‘to-go’ form. Check this video out to learn how to bake it:
You can extend the shelf-life of desserts like Angel Food Cake by freezing them. But you should be careful when wrapping the cake to avoid picking up other food’s taste and smell. Another way to preserve your leftovers is by turning them into another dish. This method is commonly done for savory dishes, but I think that it could work for dessert too! If all else fails, know that you’re not alone in having leftover holiday foods after parties – many people deal with this issue every year. Comment below and let us know what you do with any extra Holiday goodies so others may learn from your experience!