Sunday, July 26, 2015

Angel Food Cake with Fresh Raspberry Cream {St. Anne Day!}

St. Anne Day 2015 :: coppertopkitchen.blogspot.com

We are up at the lake in Michigan for the last time this summer, our last bout of (planned) family travel before little sister makes her big entrance. Today we celebrated the feast of St. Anne, mother of Mary and grandmother of Jesus, and my oldest girl's namesake! It was an absolutely perfect day, warm and sunny and filled with laughter and family. This was the first time I've remembered Anne's name day was coming up soon enough to plan ahead and make something special for dessert!

Angel Food Cake with Fresh Raspberry Cream :: coppertopkitchen.blogspot.com

Since I'm not at home, I wanted to keep it simple. What is simpler than a cake mix that only requires you to add water? Enter Betty Crocker angel food cake. So delicious, and not perceptibly different from making it from scratch, which requires beating and beating and beating a dozen (a dozen!) egg whites forever.

And you guys, did you know that you can whip cream with a blender? It's not as fluffy as if you whip it in a mixer with a whisk, but it takes approximately 20 seconds, so it works in a pinch! I folded a pint of smashed raspberries and a little bit of sugar into 2 cups of cream, and served it alongside the cake as a topping.

Angel Food Cake with Fresh Raspberry Cream :: coppertopkitchen.blogspot.com

Angel Food Cake with Fresh Raspberry Cream :: coppertopkitchen.blogspot.com

Angel Food Cake with Fresh Raspberry Cream :: coppertopkitchen.blogspot.com

Since I didn't have the proper equipment, and I made a lousy judgment call trying to revive it before serving, mine was a lot more like sauce, where I was originally going for fluffy pink clouds. The taste was still amazing. And it made a certain little girl very happy. :-)

Angel Food Cake with Fresh Raspberry Cream :: coppertopkitchen.blogspot.com

1 comment:

  1. It looks delicious! And I love that photo of you and Anne :)

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