Build your own Grilled Cake with Easy Whipped Cream for a heavenly after-dinner activity all ages will enjoy.
Fruity Grilled Angel Food combines a variety of cut fruit, store-bought embellishments and lighter-than-clouds whipped cream that will add to a fun summer evening. You adjust fruits and flavors to your family’s preferences, and your kids can help make the whipped cream.
Set out slices of homemade or store-bought angel food cake and a variety of cut fresh fruit along with skewers and toothpicks, and let everyone select their favorites. Use apples, pineapple, peaches, banana and even whole strawberries. Toothpicks can hold a few grapes, while large skewers can support an entire melange.
Mom, dad or an older sibling can grill up each sweet order. Skewers, large fruit pieces and cake slices go right on the grill where they lightly caramelize. For a royal finish, offer a choice of toppings such as chocolate syrup or caramel sauce, and homemade whipped cream.
Easy Whipped Cream
Here is a recipe your kids can make. With homemade whipped cream you will know that it’s wholesome and fresh—plus, you can control the sugar. When topping sweeter desserts, just use less sugar.
Makes 1 ½-2 cups
Note: You can omit or replace the sugar with another sweetener, the less granular the better. We like to use powdered stevia.
1 (8-ounce) container heavy whipping cream
1-2 Tablespoons confectioners’ sugar (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Pour whipping cream into a chilled metal bowl.
2. With an electric mixer beat on high for about 3 minutes until peaks begin to form. Alternatively, you can do this with a hand whisk (it may take 5-10 minutes). Be sure to stop as soon as you reach whipped cream consistency: If you go any further, you’ll make butter—and that’s for another issue!
3. Gently stir in vanilla and confectioners’ sugar or alternate sweetener of your choice, to taste.
Written and photographed by Hillary Black • Recipe by Bridgett Hurley