Patriotic Angel Food Cake Roll

Light, fluffy angel food cake is rolled and topped with a sweet vanilla cream and an assortment of fresh berries. Made simple with a box mix, this is a fancy dessert that is easy to pull together!


Did you celebrate like I did aka celebrating my American right to drink outdoors? That's an important one. 

Patriotic Angel Food Cake Roll

To make this cake, you will need:
- 1 box angel food cake mix + required ingredients for cake (you could, of course, make your own; I, of course, did not)
- 8 oz light cream cheese
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 to 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 t vanilla extract
- 2 cups assorted berries

First, preheat your oven to 350F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Prepare your angel food cake mix according to package directions and spread the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes, until golden brown, then remove from oven.

Sprinkle a clean kitchen towel (or pillowcase if you're poor like me and don't own kitchen towels #oops) with powdered sugar, then turn the cake out onto the towel. Starting from one end, roll the cake tightly into the towel. This will allow the cake to cool in its final shape so it won't crack when you roll it up. Let cool at least three hours, or one hour in the fridge of you have the patience of a goldfish like me.

While the cake is cooling, add your heavy cream to a medium mixing bowl and beat on high until stiff peaks form. Beat in your cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract, adding more sugar until you achieve the sweetness and texture you desire.

Once the cake has cooled, gently unroll it and spread half of the cream on top. Arrange half the berries, then re-roll the cake, this time without the kitchen towel. Spread the remaining cream on top of the roll and artistically arrange your remaining berries. Then, slice and dig in!

Perfect for Memorial Day, 4th of July, or a general appreciation of America, you can make this for any occasion! After all, it's always time to celebrate life, liberty, and the pursuit of rooftop drinking.