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This Angel Food Cake with Whipped Chocolate Frosting is light as a cloud. The frosting is made with freshly whipped cream and plenty of cocoa for a rich chocolate taste. This is a simple recipe my family has been making for decades.

Angel Food Cake with Whipped Chocolate Frosting | This Angel Food Cake with Whipped Chocolate Frosting is light as a cloud. The frosting is made with freshly whipped cream and plenty of cocoa for a rich chocolate taste. This is a simple recipe my family has been making for decades. #cake #dessert

This cake is a family favorite.  Growing up my Mom would let us pick out our birthday cakes.  The options were unlimited, we could choose a cake from a bakery, or my Mom would make us whatever our hearts desired.  Usually we asked for this cake.  The recipe is an old recipe that my Mom has.  The cake and frosting are light and airy.  It is the type of dessert that you can eat even after a big meal.  My Mom said that once she made the cake for a dinner party with another couple, and that the four of them ended up eating the entire thing.

Angel Food Cake with Whipped Chocolate Frosting | This Angel Food Cake with Whipped Chocolate Frosting is light as a cloud. The frosting is made with freshly whipped cream and plenty of cocoa for a rich chocolate taste. This is a simple recipe my family has been making for decades. #cake #dessert

The thing that makes this cake special is the frosting. The whipped chocolate frosting is light as a cloud. It is creamy and chocolaty without being overly sweet. The cake is just a basic angel food cake. You can make it from a mix or just pick up a pre-made cake at your grocery store. The frosting comes together very easily.

The other thing that makes this cake special is that there is frosting in the middle! Cake is just a vehicle for frosting, right?!

Angel Food Cake with Whipped Chocolate Frosting | This Angel Food Cake with Whipped Chocolate Frosting is light as a cloud. The frosting is made with freshly whipped cream and plenty of cocoa for a rich chocolate taste. This is a simple recipe my family has been making for decades. #cake #dessert

This cake is my brother’s favorite. You might not expect a big burly Maine man to enjoy baking, but my brother bakes often, and adorably he sends me photos of his creations. Over the summer he baked this cake for his friend Abby’s baby shower. I love the fact that he wanted to do something nice for the party, so he baked this cake. And as an added twist he added some raspberries to the center.

Angel Food Cake with Whipped Chocolate Frosting | This Angel Food Cake with Whipped Chocolate Frosting is light as a cloud. The frosting is made with freshly whipped cream and plenty of cocoa for a rich chocolate taste. This is a simple recipe my family has been making for decades. #cake #dessert

Jeff usually requests this cake for his birthday.  This is Jeff’s favorite cake, and Jeff loves sweets.  Once, I made the mistake of sitting next to him at dinner that night – something I never do anymore. 

He distracted me by saying he saw a wild turkey in our yard and then stole my cake off my plate.  You have to guard your food around Jeff.  Lesson learned.  I always warn the people who sit next to him at family functions.

Angel Food Cake with Whipped Chocolate Frosting | This Angel Food Cake with Whipped Chocolate Frosting is light as a cloud. The frosting is made with freshly whipped cream and plenty of cocoa for a rich chocolate taste. This is a simple recipe my family has been making for decades. #cake #dessert

You could also use this recipe to make cupcakes. Just pour the batter into cupcake molds instead of an angel food cake pan, and frost with the whipped chocolate frosting.

Angel Food Cake with Whipped Chocolate Frosting | This Angel Food Cake with Whipped Chocolate Frosting is light as a cloud. The frosting is made with freshly whipped cream and plenty of cocoa for a rich chocolate taste. This is a simple recipe my family has been making for decades. #cake #dessert

This cake is very easy to make!  You should definitely try it!

Angel Food Cake with Whipped Chocolate Frosting | This Angel Food Cake with Whipped Chocolate Frosting is light as a cloud. The frosting is made with freshly whipped cream and plenty of cocoa for a rich chocolate taste. This is a simple recipe my family has been making for decades. #cake #dessert

Angel Food Cake with Whipped Chocolate Frosting

Yield: 8 servings
Active Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

This Angel Food Cake with Whipped Chocolate Frosting is light as a cloud. The frosting is made with freshly whipped cream and plenty of cocoa for a rich chocolate taste. This is a simple recipe my family has been making for decades.

Ingredients

  • 1 Angel Food Cake
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 3 cups Whipping Cream
  • 1 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup of Raspberries
  • optional: 1/3 cup toasted Almonds

Instructions

You can either make the angel food cake from a mix (you just add water), or purchase pre-made from a grocery store. A few notes on making angel food cake: you need to let it cool completely in the pan and you need to let it cool upside-down or on its side. My mother also told me not to use a silicone pan because the cake can’t cool property in a silicone pan.

Once the cake is completely cooled, remove it from the pan. Then using a serrated knife, cut the top off of the cake, starting from about 1 inch down from the top of the cake. See the photos and this is make much more sense. Then use the knife to cut out some of the inside of the cake.

Next, make the frosting. Combine the whipping cream, sugar, cocoa, salt, and vanilla. Beat with a mixer until stiff.

Fill the scooped out section of the cake with frosting and raspberries.

Place the top back on the cake.

Frost the cake! Top with toasted almonds with you like. Keep the cake chilled until you are ready to serve it.

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Angel Food Cake with Whipped Chocolate Frosting | This Angel Food Cake with Whipped Chocolate Frosting is light as a cloud. The frosting is made with freshly whipped cream and plenty of cocoa for a rich chocolate taste. This is a simple recipe my family has been making for decades. #cake #dessert

kathy

Wednesday 10th of January 2024

Could I use cool whip & add cocoa?

Kit

Thursday 11th of January 2024

I am sure that would taste good, but it would be an entirely different recipe that I haven't tested.

Gail Ritter

Wednesday 1st of February 2023

Just a question. I am taking this cake for my grandsons' birthday. I will have it in a cooler, but I was wondering whether the frosting would hold up traveling in a car for 2 1/2 hours. Sometimes, plain whipping cream doesn't hold up very long without having to be re-. whipped. Does the addition of powdered sugar a d cocoa make it more stable?

Kit

Wednesday 1st of February 2023

Yes, the powdered sugar and the cocoa make it more stable. It should be ok for 2 1/2 hours. Sorry for the very slow reply.

Caitlin

Saturday 8th of October 2022

This recipe tastes exactly like it should it’s delicious!!!

NEWS2VIEW

Monday 27th of January 2020

Spouse's favorite birthday cake is angel food — and this was a bit hit! I would only suggest that you format the recipe so that the "print" version fits on one page. I had to copy and paste an edited version into another document so that I could save it in my recipe binder (with link back to this website, of course!).

thekittchen

Friday 31st of January 2020

I am so happy that the cake was a hit! I will see what I can do about the Print options - it is a service I don't have much control over but I appreciate the suggestion.

Miz Helen

Sunday 6th of January 2019

Congratulations! Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday and thanks so much for sharing it with us! Hope you have a very special week and hope to see you again soon! Miz Helen

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