A purchased angel food cake, a few on-hand ingredients, and a little ingenuity will solve the "what's quick and easy to make for dessert?" dilemma. Try the chocolate version shown here, or one of two more ideas below that will dress up angel food cake fresh from your oven -- or the grocery store!
Our first version is an orange-kissed angel food cake enveloped in a buttery-rich bittersweet chocolate wrap.
Think French toast, but more decadent. These angel food slices are dipped in a sweetened egg mixture, browned in a little butter, and served with whipped cream, maple syrup, and fresh strawberries.
Honey-brushed angel food is filled with a luscious mascarpone whip sophisticatedly flavored with a bit of lemon and rosemary.
Presentation Tip: Dressed up angel food cakes gain height on pedestals fashioned from dinner plates and overturned mixing bowls. A bit of tacky wax (from crafts stores) affixed to the plate and bowl will keep them together, though be sure to use caution when moving a stacked presentation like this.