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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Grilled Angel Food Cake with Cinnamon Butter Glaze

I love angel food cake for it's airy sweetness and this recipe takes that airy goodness to a new level! This is the perfect warm weather dessert that takes you out of the steamy kitchen and outside on the grill. It's also cost effective and easy since the trick is to use purchased angel food cake. I give it that special twist by brushing it with melted butter, spiced with cinnamon, sugar and lemon juice. Just a few seconds on the grill and the cake becomes deliciously caramelized, a perfect host for sliced strawberries and cool whip.
If you prefer whipped creme or other fresh fruit or even vanilla ice cream, make sure you top the cake while it's still warm. Oh, Yum!

Time to prepare:  20 min
Servings: 8 (one slice per person)
1 quart strawberries, sliced
4 Tb sugar
1 Tb fresh squeezed lemon juice
4 Tb butter
1/2-1 tsp cinnamon, depending on preference
13 oz angel food cake, cut into 8 slices (or 4 big slices to share)
8 oz container cool whip

In medium bowl, combine the strawberries and 2 Tb sugar. Gently mix and set aside

Heat Grill to High heat (watch carefully!!) only 20-30 seconds per side.

In small saucepan over medium heat, combine the butter, lemon juice, cinnamon and remaining
2 Tb sugar. Heat, stirring, until butter is melted and sugar has dissolved. Use a pastry brush to coat all sides of the cake slices with the butter mixture. (You can also melt in the microwave if you're on a time schedule)

Place cake slices on grill for 20-30 seconds per side on high heat or until golden grill marks appear and the cakes are nicely toasted.

Serve each slice topped with cool whip and berries.

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