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Emeril’s Angel Cake Sandwiches

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Emeril’s Angel Cake Sandwiches are proof that tasty sandwiches can be sweet as well as savory! This Easy Angel Food Cake Dessert is a delicious alternative to strawberry shortcake.

Emeril's Angel Cake Sandwiches

Emeril’s Angel Cake Sandwiches

I joined a group of bloggers and cooked from Emeril Lagasse’s latest cookbook, Kicked Up Sandwiches as well as Emeril’s Potluck.  There’s always room for another dessert during the holidays, especially when it’s not totally packed with calories, yet still elegant and tasty! I’d already made the Red Velvet Whoopie Pies from this  wonderful book, so I had no doubt these would be winners. 

Emeril's Angel Cake Sandwiches with and without tops on white plates

How to Make Dessert Sandwiches

To make these angel cake sandwiches, you simply bake an angel food cake in a jelly roll pan, then use a 2-inch cookie cutter to make rounds from the cooled cake.

Next layer your angel food cake rounds with sweetened whipped cream and berries, then top with a second round of cake if you dare. I recommend perching the “lid” next to the berry and cream topped round instead of stacking, for easier dining.

These dessert sandwiches were a taste of summer on Christmas Eve, but would be a terrific dessert in late spring with local strawberries. I did have to scour 3 grocery stores for decent berries in December, but finally found some raspberries and blackberries that I sweetened with a bit of superfine sugar.

The cake could have used a pinch of salt, as do ALL desserts. But other than that, this dessert was perfection. Reminiscent of strawberry shortcake, this soft and airy sponge with cream and berries made for an elegant easy angel food cake dessert.

Though a little unwieldy to eat when stacked, this combination was lovely! I wouldn’t eat these angel cake sandwiches like a traditional sandwich, but instead with a fork.

PRO-Tip: If you’re new to my blog, you may not have heard my warning when making egg white based desserts such as meringues and pavlovas. When whipping egg whites, all the equipment, like the beaters and bowl, must be scrupulously clean. Any bit of oil, grease or even one speck of egg yolk will prevent the white from whipping properly. 

If you’re unsure, run your bowl and beaters through the dishwasher, wash well with Dawn dish soap or wipe down with vinegar.

Emeril's Angel Cake Sandwich without a top on a white plate with a raspberry garnish

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Yield: 16

Emeril's Angel Cake Sandwiches

Emeril's Angel Cake Sandwiches

Rounds of angel food cake topped with berries and cream!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablepoons superfine sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt (my addition)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups fresh berries, I used raspberries and blackberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Line jellyroll pan (mine is 10 1/2 x 15 1/2″) with parchment and set aside.
  2. Whip egg whites and cream of tartar in stand mixer till soft peaks form. Slowly add 3/4 cup of the superfine sugar while continuing to whip at medium speed . Add 2 teaspoons of vanilla and the almond extract and whip till stiff peaks form.
  3. Sift 3/4 cup of superfine sugar with the flour and repeat two more times. Fold into the egg whites until incorporated, taking care not to deflate the whites.
  4. Spread the batter into the prepared pan and bake 20 minutes or till cake springs back when touched lightly with your finger. Cool on rack, then remove to a cutting board, leaving parchment paper on until ready to cut.
  5. Whip cream, powdered sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form. Set aside.
  6. Gently toss berries with remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar.
  7. To serve, remove parchment paper from cake and cut rounds with a 2 inch cookie cutter. With white side up, place a cake round on plate, top with a few berries, then a tablespoon of the whipped cream, another cake round, and finally more berries and cream. Serve immediately.

Notes

Adapted from Emeril.

You can make your own superfine sugar by pulsing granulated sugar in your food processor a few times.

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42 comments on “Emeril’s Angel Cake Sandwiches”

  1. These are so pretty, Liz! Beautiful photos!

  2. Lovely Liz! So dainty and delicious looking!

  3. These are beautiful! I have got to make these!

  4. Your angel cakes look like they were directly delivered from Heaven, Liz =) Thank you for sharing your tips about adding a pinch of salt and sprinkling some castor sugar on the berries.

  5. These look fantastic, Liz. I can almost taste them through the screen 🙂

  6. Beautiful Liz! Nice and light dessert for after the holidays heavy indulgences.

  7. This looks like a nice light dessert especially after all the fattening ones during the holidays. I like that the cake rounds are cut from a sheet tray and used as a sandwich for the berries. Great idea!

  8. Great looking recipe Liz…I like that they’re a lighter style of dessert! Happy New Years to you and yours!

  9. look perfect and delicious Lizzy!! Have a nice and Happy new Year! xo

  10. I subscribed, Lizzy. 🙂 Hope you will subscribe to my blog as well. Happy New Year, my friend. (((HUGS)))

  11. Those are so cuuuuute!

  12. This is my kinda sandwich! DESSERT!

    Happy new year!

  13. Strawberry shortcake is the dessert I want on my birthday every year. Your angel cakes look so dainty and beautiful. I think I’ll have to mix it up this year!

  14. Your angel cake sandwiches are so beautiful! Love the miniature cakes! How adorable! And the filling in between is simply irresistible 😀

  15. This sounds like a perfect dessert to me! And what a gorgeous presentation…

  16. Ooooh, these are so adorable! So I guess I should add this book to my list, huh? 🙂 xoxo

  17. I love these, Lizzy…they’re so light and airy and totally calorie-free (right!?). They do look like a seriously virtuous dessert, plus they’re beautiful!

  18. Amazing! I wish I could have this for breakfast!

  19. This reminds me of My Grandmother’s angel food cake! It was so delicious, I am sure yours is even better with the sandwich assembly ;)! Hope you have a wonderful NY Liz )!

  20. They are so cute. I love the idea of the cake being treated as a sandwich.

  21. These are adorable. This is a must recipe for when berry season rolls around.

  22. What a terrific way to serve angel food cake, one of my favorites!

  23. Very elegant to serve Happy New Year Lizzy cant wait to see what your coming up with in 2013 enjoyed this year being your foodie friend and all your recipes are amazing! Never failed me ever! Thanks so much and hoping you have a wonderful evening and best year to come!

  24. Girl… you sure can bake… I’m just jealous I don’t live next door! It has been such a pleasure getting to know you this past year! Thank you so much for all your support and encouragement. Happy New Year’s to you and your family!

  25. Look delicious!

  26. Liz, you amaze me with every post – your angel cake sandwiches look like perfection! That angel food cake looks so incredibly light, fluffy and delicate. Brilliant idea to cut them out of a sheet. Happy New Year – I hope 2013 is even more delicious than 2012!

  27. How delicate and pretty looking! I bet these are fabulous on a hot summer day with fresh picked berries.

  28. Oh my guten gravy! These look absolutely amazing. I LOVVVVE Red Raspberries, and blackberries! Happy New Year!

  29. Great recipe – so easy to make, and a perfect size. I’ll bet these tasted delish. Thanks for this. And I hope you have a Happy New Years!

  30. I can NOT wait to try these little cuties!! LOVE these! Thanks for sharing and Happy New Years!

  31. Oh my goodness your presentation is so adorable. I could eat up a whole batch of these.

  32. These cake sandwiches are adorable. Since they’re small I’ll take 4. That’s cool right? Happy New Year!

  33. When I saw this post earlier on G+, I thought it was soooooo pretty! Each cake looks like a little cloud of happiness:-) Beautiful! Happy New Year! Hugs, Terra

  34. When I saw this post earlier on G+, I thought it was soooooo pretty! Each cake looks like a little cloud of happiness:-) Beautiful! Happy New Year! Hugs, Terra

  35. These looks like little clouds of heaven. So pretty.

  36. I’ll never look at normal sandwiches the same way again, Liz. Angel bites, indeed! Cheers to many more of your tantalising treats in 2013 and cheers to a fabulous New Year for you and the family.

  37. Dear Lizzy, beautiful, so cute….. a lovely bite.
    Wishing all the best and a Happy NEW YEAR!!!!
    xoxo

  38. These little cakes look so delicate and fluffy. I love that they’re bite-sized. Happy New Year, Liz!

  39. These sandwiches look devine Lizzy. Happy New Year!

  40. They are so soft, light and beautiful.
    Happy New Year!

  41. These are beautiful Lizzy, so festive looking!

  42. All the best for 2013 – may it be peaceful and prosperous for you, your family, and all of your readers

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