Have you ever gone to a pot-luck or a friend’s house and you go down the buffet line, filling your plate with yummy dishes and at the very end, you see this innocent little store-bought angel food cake, untouched? And you hurry to make room on your plate for that one piece of delectable cake that was probably getting close to being expired, right from the racks of Walmart?
Don’t worry, I’ve done the same thing. For some reason, I just can’t stay away from the stuff! Just the bouncy look that it has, and how it says: Eat me! Eat me- right in front of your nose. Last time I saw the last scraps of angel food cake I had to fight my brother for it. Even though they often get overlooked, are really nothing special and end up on a clearance bakery rack, I love angel foods cakes.
I’ve been learning a lot about baking, but one dangerous thing I just learned was that they have angel food cake box mixes. So guess who made an angel food cake last weekend?
Of course, I don’t like to use just a box mix. I like to tweak it a bit. And since it is fall, this tweaking had to involve pumpkin. We found a recipe at Betty Crocker that looked like a perfect match for what I was craving.
I was even brave enough to try a different frosting than the recipe called for. We mixed together Cool Whip, powdered sugar, and pumpkin pie spice. Cool Whip is just another thing that I can’t get away from.
I have to admit, it was a little weird immediately flipping the cake upside-down when it came out of the oven, which is what you have to do to keep that cake nice and springy. And I was a little surprised that the cake didn’t plummet to the ground as soon as we flipped it over. But, you learn something new every day, right?
This Pumpkin Angel Food Cake has just enough pumpkin flavor in it to make it the perfect autumn dessert. It’s soooo easy- anyone could do it!
If you’ve never made an angel food cake before but love it as much as I do, get yourself a boxed cake mix and try out this recipe today!
Have a great day!