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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Cherry Angel Food Cake Magic

Is there any other cake that you can just eat, and eat, and eat, and...well eat?
The light airiness, just the right amount of sweet, and the great taste of angel food cake make me love it. Whenever there is angel food cake around, watch out. I can ever just eat one or even two pieces. I don't know what it is about it.
So when a friend of mine told me that you could bake a boxed angel food cake mix with just a can of cherry pie filling, I couldn't believe it.Since cherries happen to be my favorite I just had to it. And it worked, and instantly became one of my favorite desserts. It is so simple and people think that you spent forever preparing it. So here is my version of a little dessert I refer to as magic...Cherry Angel Food Cake.

Cherry Angel Food Cake
1 box angel food cake
1 can cherry pie filling (I'm sure any pie filling flavor would do, if cherry isn't your favorite)
Preheat oven to 350°
Combine angel food cake mix and cherry pie filling in a large bowl.
Stir well until no dry cake ingredients remain.
Pour into an ungreased tube pan. It tends to overflow in a bundt pan.
Bake 40-50 minutes, or until top is a golden brown and bounces back when touched.

The cake doesn't rise as much as a regular angel food cake, so it might look a little saggy in the middle.
Place on one side of the pan on a cooling rack.
I rotate it about every 10 minutes to a different side so it can pull away from the edges.
Then inset a knife and swipe around edges to loosen any spots that are stuck (typically where a cherry is touching the pan).
Then invert on a serving plate.

You can serve it at this point and it is simply amazing. With a dallop of whipped topping...YUM! can make your divine whipping frosting...

Whipped Frosting
2 cups whipping cream
5 Tbsp confectioner's sugar
1 tsp almond extract

Beat whipping cream in mixer on high until it starts to thicken.
Add confectioner's sugar and almond extract and continue to beat at a high speed for another 3-4 minutes until it begins to hold peaks.

Cover the cake with a layer of the frosting to hold in the crumbs.
Then add another layer using the back of a spoon to create a decorative touch!
Serves about 12 slices.

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