Angel Food Cake with Balsamic Strawberries

Angel Food Cake with Balsamic Strawberries – One look at this cake and you can see why it’s called an Angel Food Cake

Angel Food Cake with Balsamic Strawberries! #angelfoodcake #strawberry #valentinesday

Some people are cookie people, pie people, or even ice cream people. Don’t get me wrong, I love all of those things.

But I, my friends, am a CAKE person.

If it’s soft and tender with layers of frosting, I’m all in.

Easy Angel Food Cake with Balsamic Strawberries! #angelfoodcake #strawberry #valentinesday

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Although there is no frosting on today’s cake, Angel Food Cake with Balsamic Strawberries is most definitely a favorite.

So light and pillowy, you might be tempted to cuddle up with it, just as well as eat it. The soft delicate taste and texture lend itself as the perfect platform for sauces and toppings.

But in this Angel Food Cake I wanted the cake flavor itself to shine through, not just the toppings. So I doctored it up with raspberry liqueur and almond flavoring.

Perfect Angel Food Cake with Balsamic Strawberries! #angelfoodcake #strawberry #valentinesday

Because the texture is so delicate, people often think that means Angel Food Cakes are tricky to make, but nothing could be further from the truth.

The secret to a perfect Angel Food Cake is to whip the egg whites into firm peaks. Remember talking about that Monday with macaroons? Once you have firm meringue, you simply fold in the cake flour and put the batter in a angel food cake pan.

It’s important to use a flat bottomed pan (not a bundt pan) because angel food cakes go into an ungreased pan to offer stability.  If you have a decorative pan with ridges, you may never get it out.

Simple Angel Food Cake #angelfoodcake #strawberry #valentinesday

But with a tube pan or loaf pan, you simply run a knife around the edges and gently dump it out.

See?

Balsamic Strawberries! #angelfoodcake #strawberry #valentinesday

I topped this angel food cake with tangy-sweet balsamic strawberries. The combination of the perky berries and rich balsamic vinegar is a winner.

The balsamic strawberry glaze seeps into the spongy cake, saturating the heavenly pillow, for a treat that is hard to resist.

Angelic Angel Food Cake with Balsamic Strawberries! #angelfoodcake #strawberry #valentinesday

Not to mention, as far as cakes go… Angel Food Cake with Balsamic Strawberries is a very low-cal treat.

Just the thing to follow a rich decadent homemade meal on Valentines Night!

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18 comments on “Angel Food Cake with Balsamic Strawberries

  1. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitnessposted February 5, 2014 at 6:46 am Reply

    I ate angel food cake with strawberries at all my family gatherings growing up! Although I have actually yet to make it from scratch. Love the balsamic strawberries..so pretty!

  2. Jenny Flakeposted February 5, 2014 at 7:54 am Reply

    Sommer! This is sooooo calling my name! Perfect for Valentine’s Day too! xo

  3. Mariaposted February 5, 2014 at 7:58 am Reply

    Thanks for making me my birthday cake..ha! I love angel food cake and this one looks perfect!

  4. Heather Christoposted February 5, 2014 at 9:28 am Reply

    This is completely GORGEOUS Sommer!!

  5. Amandaposted February 5, 2014 at 10:18 am Reply

    That cake looks so soft and delicious! Love the strawberries too, perfect for Valentine’s Day!

  6. marlaposted February 5, 2014 at 10:19 am Reply

    Oh wow!!! I would love a few slices of this cake Asap!

  7. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted February 5, 2014 at 11:24 am Reply

    One of my favorite desserts!! Simply gorgeous, Sommer!

  8. Patposted February 5, 2014 at 11:36 am Reply

    This looks delicious, strawberries and balsamic are so good together, then over a fluffy angel food cake! What a great combination.

  9. Julie @ Table for Twoposted February 5, 2014 at 12:13 pm Reply

    What a gorgeous cake, Sommer!! I love those balsamic berries!

  10. Laura @ My Friend's Bakeryposted February 5, 2014 at 12:17 pm Reply

    We usually reserve angel food cake for the summer months when the berries are sweet and fresh, but you may have just changed my mind!

  11. Gabyposted February 5, 2014 at 12:21 pm Reply

    I simply can not resist angel food cake, it is so good and gorgeous with the berries!

  12. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted February 5, 2014 at 8:31 pm Reply

    Beautiful cake and balsamic berries are a perfect topper!

  13. Tieghan Gerardposted February 5, 2014 at 11:22 pm Reply

    Oh those strawberries sound so delicious!! This cake is gorgeous, Sommer!

  14. Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Livingposted February 6, 2014 at 11:09 am Reply

    Loving this light dessert Sommer!

  15. Christine @ Cooking with Cakesposted February 6, 2014 at 2:57 pm Reply

    cleaaarrrlly I am a cake person too – it’s in the name! – but the angel food cakes looks like pillowy perfection, I just want to dive right in! oh and add in balsamic strawberries? you’ve won me over sista

  16. Gwen @SimplyHealthyFamilyposted February 6, 2014 at 6:15 pm Reply

    Totally cuddly worthy! Those balsamic strawberries are killing me! l.o.v.e.
    You know, I almost made some mini strawberry shortcake thingies but then changed my mind. I still came home with heavy whipping cream and a strawberries though so maybe this is a sign!

  17. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted February 8, 2014 at 9:05 am Reply

    This is a family favorite! Always a hit!

  18. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted February 9, 2014 at 4:55 pm Reply

    So nice and simple and so good!