Broiled Angel Food Cake with Maple Whipped Cream

Broiled Angel Food Cake with Maple Whipped Cream are an easy and delicious way to impress friends or family. The cake is light as air, fluffy, sweet, and loaded with vanilla flavor.

Looking for a fresh and unique dessert option, this recipe will blow your mind? Made with only six ingredients, this no-bake angel food cake is lighter than air and topped with maple whipped cream. Plus it’s super easy to make! Get ready to impress your friends and family with this new fall favorite!

If you’re a fan of homemade desserts and still crave that traditional flavor, then this recipe will be one worth trying. This dessert is super easy to make with only a handful of ingredients, and the results are as fluffy as angel food cake should be! All you need is some angel food cake from your local grocery store, pure maple syrup, and some heavy cream! Oh wait, also an oven.

Angel food cake is one of the simplest cakes to make. Slice the cake into layers, then place them upside down on a baking sheet. A quick broil in the oven and voila! You’ve turned a simple dessert into something over-the-top delicious. To take it one step further, we’ve added maple whipped cream for some extra sweetness!

This recipe is perfect for when you want a special occasion to feel extra special. Your friends and family will love the taste of this treat, but so will you!

How To Make Broiled Angel Food Cake

This recipe can be made with your favorite homemade angel food cake recipe or with the store-bought variety. However, if you buy a pre-made cake, look for one that is not packaged inside a disposable baking pan. The exterior of cakes sold like this tend to be very sticky, which makes them more difficult to slice. Look for one that is packaged with just plastic wrap around it for protection, instead.

Broiled Angel Food Cake

Broiled Angel Food Cake with Maple Whipped Cream Recipe

This recipe can be made with your favorite homemade angel food cake recipe or with the store-bought variety.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Course Desserts
Servings 8


  • 1 pint heavy whipped cream
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 angel food cake, homemade or purchased, sliced
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 pint fresh blueberries


  • In a large glass bowl, blend 1-pint heavy whipping cream with a hand or immersion blender until it doubles in size and changes texture. Drizzle maple syrup and vanilla extract into the bowl and continue blending until the mixture is light and fluffy. Cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • Place your oven’s top rack on the second highest setting and turn the broiler on “High.” Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.
  • Place the angel food cake slices on the prepared baking sheet and brush with the melted butter. Turn over each piece and repeat on the other side.
  • Place baking sheet under the broiler until the angel food cake turns golden brown, approximately 2-3 minutes.
    Tip: You may need to rotate the baking sheet to get uniform results. Keep a very close eye on the cake during this time because it can burn very quickly.
  • Once toasted, remove the baking sheet from oven and turn over each slice. Place back under the broiler and toast the remaining side until golden brown. approximately 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool slightly before arranging the toasted slices on individual serving plates. Top with some maple whipped cream and fresh berries and serve immediately. Enjoy!


Note: Due to its round shape, angel food cake is normally cut into wedges before serving. However, the pieces will not brown evenly under the broiler if cut like this. Instead, carefully cut the angel food cake into uniform 2-inch wide slices, working from one side to the other. Once sliced, trim the pieces so they are all approximately the same size.
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