I believe that summer’s really coming, so in faith I’m sharing this light and delicious Fresh Strawberry and Lemon Angel Food Cake today!
Hope you’re enjoying spring weather wherever you are. We had a somewhat mild winter here in New Hampshire. The mountains and ski resorts had a rough time making enough snow to keep up.
Then suddenly at the beginning of April the white stuff started falling from the sky. No kidding. The crocuses were blooming and green shoots were coming up everywhere, and then Mother Nature pulled that rotten April Fool’s trick on us.
Just last week we were on “spring” vacation in Vermont and got 4″ of the white stuff. Spring always takes a little longer to arrive in New England and honestly, we just roll with it. (Do we have a choice?) Layer on another pair of socks and one more sweater.
So when spring and summer finally arrive around here for real, we really celebrate. We try to get out of the kitchen and enjoy the great outdoors while we can.
That’s where this simple Fresh Strawberry and Lemon Angel Food Cake comes in. It can be made entirely from scratch, or use a purchased angel food cake and lemon curd for that quick and easy spring/summer dessert.
(Need a fast, easy recipe for homemade lemon curd? Click here for mine.) This cake is one of the prettier and fastest desserts I’ve made.
I love everything lemon in spring and summer. How ’bout you? Fresh squeezed lemonade, lemon mousse, lemon tarts, lemon bars and this airy Fresh Strawberry and Lemon Angel Food Cake.
Slice an angel cake horizontally into thirds and slather with layers of mouth puckering sweet and tart lemon curd, lemon whipping cream and luscious strawberries. Then stack the layers and top with mounds of lemon curd whipping cream and strawberries. The combination is absolutely irresistible.
This delicious cake is a show stopper and perfect for all your spring and summer entertaining. Would be delicious addition to a luncheon, brunch or tea.
Fresh Strawberry and Lemon Angel Food Cake
- 1 angel food cake homemade or purchased
- 1 pint heavy whipping cream
- 2 cups lemon curd divided (homemade or purchased)
- 1 pound fresh strawberries sliced
- Optional: lemon zest for garnish
- In metal mixing bowl, whip heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form.
- Gently stir in 1 cup lemon curd.
- Set aside.
- Slice angel food cake horizontally, into three even rounds.
- Spread 1/2 cup lemon curd, then 1/3 lemon cream mixture on two bottom cake layers only.
- Add a layer of fresh sliced strawberries on top of lemon cream.
- Stack layers on top of each other, ending with cake top.
- Dollop remaining 1/2 of lemon cream mixture on top.
- Garnish with lemon zest and sliced strawberries.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate.
Fresh Strawberry and Lemon Angel Food Cake
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Cynthia | What A Girl Eats says
What a light and lovely cake for spring! So easy to make too.
Karen Espalin says
Mmmm, looks delish!
I can’t wait for local strawberries. We eat the California ones every so often but they just don’t have the flavor that our local ones have.
Summer is coming 🙂
I know Karen, I’m excited about the strawberries too! Thanks for dropping by!
Dear Allie, I was thrilled to see the beautiful weather in store for us this week..especially after having such a damp and cold weekend. What a beautiful way to celebrate the arrival of Spring. This is just stunning! So light and airy…perfect dessert dear. xo, Catherine
Aunt Pinkie says
Looks yummy! Love strawberries and all things lemony
Shashi @ RunninSrilankan says
Allie, I saw this all over social media this morning and I was drooling ALL over my screen – but now the drool production is on overload – you used lemon whipping cream?!?! Oh my! That’s a whole other level of mouth puckering goodness! It’s been in the 80s here and I’m hoping that fact can lure you down South – P.S. our neighbors have their house on the market…just saying… 🙂
Have a wonderful week sweet friend – here’s hoping it gets warmer soon in your neck of the woods! XO
I agree with everyone else! Yay! For spring finally coming and that desert is spectacular to look at! I’m sure it’s incredibly tasty too!! Also….. Angel Food Cake has zero fat! That balances things out nicely?
Hope you get to try this Tracy, my sister says Whole Foods has an amazing coconut angel food cake that would be great in this recipe!
Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen says
You know what, I am seriously drooling after looking at this stunning cake, Allie. I wish I could I could get this lovely cake for all my meals! Love how beautiful and delicious this looks and making this cake is super easy too! 🙂
Melissa Bailey says
Sooo glad that white stuff is long gone and we can now enjoy spring and this delicious cake out on the porch.
Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen says
I absolutely LOVE fresh strawberries and lemon curd together. This is SUCH a great way to combine the 2 into a stunning dessert!
Danae @ Recipe Runner says
This is how angel food cake should always be served, stuffed with lemon curd, whipped cream and strawberries! Love it!
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
What a gorgeous angel food cake! Love the strawberry lemon combo!
Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says
I love lemon and strawberry together! Perfect summer dessert for sure!!!
Dear Allie! Oh my, the photographs are just heavenly!!! I want a slice right now! That really is a beautiful dessert, and with those ingredients, I am sure it doesn’t disappoint. Will be using this recipe. Thanks! Xoxo
Thank you so much Carina, hope you all enjoy it! I am so looking forward to fresh strawberry season. xo
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
I know spring has been slow to get to your parts, dear! I certainly hope you don’t get any more snow.. since it is May and all! My fingers will be crossed that the warm weather makes it way to you soon!
This cake is a show stopper for sure, Allie!! I, too, love lemon in all the things this time of year… and strawberries! I can think of no better way to enjoy the two than wish some seriously delicious, light as air angel food cake!! I have a feeling this cake will be making an appearance for at least one summer grill out! Pinned! Cheers friend! xoxo
This looks too beautiful to eat! So excited it’s strawberry season!
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The opening pic was so arrestingly beautiful, had to read the balance–especially pleased with option of store bought angel food cake…just bought a great one at Whole Foods last week, coconut flavored with little pieces of seemingly fresh grated coconut, yum! Keep up the great art!
Hey Susan, thanks so much! Sounds like a winner cake at Whole Foods. We finally got a WF nearby, so now I need that coconut cake. It’ll be perfect for this recipe!
Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life says
What a gorgeous cake! So perfect for spring and summer parties! I can’t wait for summer strawberries!
Ton gâteau est une merveille, il est très beau et j’en suis sûre qui est très gourmand ! J’aimerais tant avoir un petit morceaux!!! xxx
Tally erp 9 says
This sounds amazing!