Pan-Fried Angel's Food Cake

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“Do you have leftover angel's food cake that is starting to get stale. Here's an unusual but delicious thing to do with it: pan-fry it in your skillet. Sound unlikely? Try it. The buttery crust that develops on the cake is heavenly. I used a chocolate angel's food from the bakery when I first made this and I didn't think it could be improved upon. Then I thought about giving the slices other toppings: ice cream, whipped cream or Cool Whip, fruit salsa, strawberries and cream for an unusual strawberry shortcake -- the possibilities seem endless. This recipe is a keeper! It came from BH&G.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 angel's food cake or 1 partial cake
  • 8 tablespoons butter, softened
  • honey (homemade or purchased) or jam (homemade or purchased)


  1. Cut the cake into 16 slices. If you have only a part of a cake, knowing that 1/4 of the cake yields 4 slices will help you determine the approximate size of the slice.
  2. Lightly spread cut sides of 8 cake slices with 1/2 of the butter. Add cake slices to a large nonstick skillet.
  3. Place skillet over medium-high heat. Cook 3 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer slices to serving plate. Remove pan from heat and allow to cool while heating jam.
  4. In small saucepan heat jam until it begins to melt. Transfer to serving bowl.
  5. Lightly spread remaining cake slices with remaining butter, add to cooled pan, and toast as instructed above. Serve with heated jam (or your choice of other toppings). Recipe is easily reduced to meet your amount of cake.

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