Boy do I have a real treat for you today. If you love French toast then you won’t be able to resist this completely indulgent angel food cake French toast. It is out of this world delish!
I absolutely love angel food cake. I’ll get a store bought angel food cake when I’m looking to whip up a quick dessert or I’m pressed for time but they are definitely easy to make too. Some of my favorites include lemon angel food cake, key lime angel food cake and red velvet angel food cake which can all on be found on MT. I especially love angel food cake during the summer topped with fresh berries and whipped cream. It’s so simple yet so good and it’s one dessert that I don’t feel too guilty indulging in. I wish that was the same case for chocolate chip cookies and ice cream.
It was actually an angel food cake that I picked up at the store to use for a trifle that gave me the idea to use it for French toast. And boy was it a good idea! It’s one of those breakfasts that could also be served as dessert too. Who said you can’t have breakfast for dessert or maybe it’s more like dessert for breakfast? I don’t know. Whether you eat it for breakfast or switch things up and try it as a dessert, it’s one treat you and everyone you make it for will love.
It almost reminds me of grilled pound cake topped with fruit. If you never tried grilled pound cake you definitely want to add it to your list. It’s such a simple dessert that is perfect for summer. A store bought pound cake + fresh berries + whipped cream = good stuff! Just pop a few slices on the grill and that’s it. Who said food needs to be complicated to be delicious? I’m all about easy peasy, especially in the summer. I was actually lounging on my swan float in the pool today, yes I have one of those oversized swans because I think I’m cool like Taylor Swift and I was thinking I needed to go in and start dinner or do some work or fold some laundry or just something else because I felt guilty for doing nothing. It was in that moment on Swannie (that’s what my kiddos named her) that I realized that I don’t need to be on the go every minute. So I stopped and enjoyed the moment and dinner eventually got done, the laundry got folded, work (this post) got written and all is well. Sometimes it’s good to just enjoy the simple things, not to make life, work or food complicated.
One thing that’s not complicated is this angel food cake french toast. It couldn’t be any easier and it’s one of those recipes you’ll enjoy making for your family for a special treat. It’s also a good one if you have leftover angel food cake on hand.
To make it even sweeter I top this irresistible Angel Food Cake French Toast with a simple blueberry compote. The two paired together may make you weak in your knees – it’s so good! You can even top it with whipped cream or with a dusting of powdered sugar. You can’t go wrong with either one and it adds the final touch to a delicious treat.
Angel Food Cake French Toast
- 1 store bought angel food cake cut into 8-10 slices
- 4 large eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Pinch of nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons butter divided
- Maple syrup for serving
- Bluberry Compote
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 lemon juiced
Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
In a medium bowl whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Pour into a shallow dish.
Dip slices of angel food cake into mixture, coating all sides.
Add slices to skillet and cook about 2-3 minutes per side until all sides golden brown.
Add remaining butter to skillet and cook remaining slices if needed.
Serve warm with maple syrup or blueberry compote (see below)
Add blueberries, sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice in a medium saucepan over medium heat and cook stirring occasionally until sugar has dissolved and the sauce has thickened, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.