Boxed cake mix is a game-changer for baking at home.
And these light and easy angel food cake desserts are just what you need when a sweet craving hits.
Sure, you can make a simple angel food cake and serve it with fruit. But why not try cupcakes, trifles, and even macaroons?
From chewy cake mix cookies to layered desserts with store-bought cake, these recipes are surefire winners.
Plus, they’re super quick and perfect for grilling season.
25 Best Desserts with Angel Food Cake
Despite its fancy appearance, this cake is effortless to make. And believe it or not, it uses only three – yes, three – ingredients.
It’s so simple, even novice bakers can pull it off.
Just mix boxed angel food cake with a can of crushed pineapples and bake until golden.
Then add a thick layer of whipped cream or Cool Whip and serve with extra pineapple pieces. Easy peasy!
I love this no-bake dessert recipe because it’s light, spongy, colorful, and just plain fun.
It’s kind of a mishmash of cake, pudding, fruit, and whipped cream. So you’ll need a spoon to enjoy it!
From the bright, sweet, and tangy taste to the 20-minute prep time, it’s ideal for a last-minute dessert.
Do you prefer desserts that are more tart and tangy than purely sweet? If so, you’ll love this blueberries and cream recipe.
It’s creamy and light, with the explosively bright taste of blueberries in every bite – just what you need for summer cookouts and backyard BBQs.
Add a few strawberries on top for a festive July 4th dessert.
Like the pineapple cake recipe above, this one calls for a box of angel food cake and a can of something sweet.
In this case, it’s bright and sticky cherry pie filling.
With those two simple ingredients, you’ll have a tender and fruity spongy cake ready in a flash.
Top it with some whipped cream and maraschino cherries for extra flair. Wow!
Trifles are some of my favorite desserts. I love how light and fruity they are, and I’ve always been a Cool Whip addict.
So if you’re a big fan of layered desserts, you’ll love trifle, too.
Basically, it’s layer upon layer of fruit, sponge cake, and pudding/cream (though you can make them with anything, really, like brownies and caramel).
This one is super summery and impressive in that big old glass dish. But they’re just as yummy in individual servings.
Here’s another terrific trifle recipe, only this time, it’s loaded with perfectly pretty peaches!
It has a bright, summery flavor, is wonderfully moist and juicy, and looks just as good as it tastes.
And, like most trifle recipes, it’s fantastically simple to make. Start with ready-made angel food cake, and you can have it ready in about 20 minutes.
Blueberry angel food cake is a light and airy dessert I know you’ll adore.
It combines sweet, soft cake with zippy blueberry pie filling and a generous dose of creamy vanilla pudding.
The result is a deliciously moist and flavorful dessert that’s perfect for any occasion.
Tiramisu is a classic and a big favorite of mine.
But while I obviously adore the OG recipe with lady fingers and egg-enriched cream, this shortcut version really is something else.
There’s still cocoa and coffee, vanilla and sugar. So every bite is just as dreamy as you’d expect.
But the angel food cake makes it super light, and the blend of Cool Whip and cream cheese is the perfect complement.
With its rich chocolate coating and sweet pudding filling, Boston Cream pie is always a hit.
It’s a super indulgent dessert that typically only comes out on special occasions.
With a recipe this simple, though, you can make Boston cream pie cake any time you want.
After all, it only takes five ingredients and about 15 minutes of hands-on time!
Here’s a fun little dessert you can easily make for two.
All you need is a store-bought angel food cake, some fresh strawberries, a dash of sugar, and whipped cream.
Layer everything like you would a trifle, and get ready to dig in!
Oh, and feel free to tweak this recipe. For example, you could use any cake and berry combo you like!
When the grill’s on, and you’ve got a backyard full of guests, the last thing you want is to spend time making a complicated dessert.
Instead, throw a few slabs of angel food cake on the grill and let it toast.
Serve it with Cool Whip and fresh berries or some of this sweet-tart rhubarb sauce.
Either way, it’ll be a hit!
This recipe is for anyone who loves cupcakes but wants something extra light and airy.
They’re tall, sweet, and impossibly tender. And you can top them with anything you like.
Oh course, they’re best with something equally as light, such as whipped cream and a berries.
Got some leftover cake that’s maybe a touch stale? Then you have to make this scrummy angel food cake French toast!
It’s made just like any other French toast recipe – thick slices of cake dipped in sweetened egg mixture, then fried until golden.
One bite, and you’ll never go back to boring old brioche!
Chocolate angel food cake isn’t something we have that often. But believe it or not, making it is as simple as adding cocoa to the recipe.
To make this fun jelly roll cake, you’ll need a 10x15x1-inch rimmed sheet pan. And you have to roll it while it’s still warm.
From there, just fill it with sweetened cream cheese and enjoy!
Craving lemon cake or lemon meringue pie but don’t want to put in all the work? Whip up these fat-free lemon bars instead.
Simply combine boxed angel food cake mix and lemon pie filling. Mix well, pour the batter into a pan, and bake for about half an hour.
How easy is that?
These cherrylicious bars are similar to the recipe above. There are a few additional steps, but mostly, it’s dump, mix, and bake.
These three-ingredient bars are fruity, coconutty, and melt-in-your-mouth soft.
They’re also a great choice if you want a sweet treat that’s a little on the tangy side.
Cake mix cookies are always some of my favorites. I love how light they are, and their soft, tender centers are drool-worthy.
This particular recipe requires only four ingredients. So they come together in a flash.
They also crisp up nicely around the edges with the same rich chocolate chip cookie flavor you know and love.
These coconut macaroons are very similar to the chocolate chip cookies above.
However, you’ll also mix in almond extract and sweetened shredded coconut for a dreamy, chewy texture.
They’re still sweet and chocolatey but also have a tropical nuttiness I know you’ll love.
These soft, melt-in-your-mouth cookies have the most amazing taste. They’re light and subtly sweet, with hints of orange and almonds.
You can make them with three ingredients in less than 20 minutes. And best of all, they won’t ruin your diet!
Each cookie is just 5 WW points or about 120 calories.
How incredible do these crispy, spicy churro bites look?
Just cut an angel food cake into bite-sized pieces and fry them until golden. Then toss them in cinnamon sugar while they’re still hot.
It doesn’t get any easier than that.
The best words to describe this dessert are wiggly, jiggly, spongy, and light.
It’s full of strawberry flavor, and every bite is smooth and creamy. It isn’t hard to make, either, requiring minimal effort and only five ingredients.
It does need several hours to set in the refrigerator, though. So, be sure to make it in advance!
This caramel-covered angel food cake is a must-try for fall lovers. With cinnamon, apples, and caramel, it’s every flannel-wearing guy or gal’s dream.
It’s a from-scratch cake, so it takes longer than others on this list. Even so, you can have it ready in less than 90 minutes.
And those cinnamon apple chips on top? Oh, my goodness. Just thinking about them makes me weak in the knees.
Coconut cake meets angel food cake in this elegant, super-sweet recipe.
This is a gorgeous dessert, and it’s perfect for both casual and formal occasions.
It features all the rich, tropical flavors of coconut cake. But it also has the nice, spongy texture of angel food cake.
It’s the best of both worlds.
This recipe doesn’t exactly specify it, but you can add pre-made, chopped angel food cake to these sundaes.
I did, and it was so, so good.
I made them with the lady fingers too, but I preferred the cake in the end.
And they’re so darn cute!
This light, bright summer dessert is one people always ask for in my house come BBQ season.
Every bite is fruity and juicy. And while it may look like a dome-shaped coconut cake, it’s not.
It’s a fun, crowd-pleasing dessert full of strawberries, pineapples, and more. And it’s a breeze to make.
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