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Heavenly Angel Food Cake Recipes

With its decadent flavor and light, airy texture, it's no surprise how angel food cake got its name. And while the standard sponge cake is always a crowd favorite, there are so many more delicious ways to mix up the classic recipe. 

We've found six mouthwatering recipes for angel food cake that put a decadent and unexpected twist on the traditional treat. Whether you top the angel food cake with chocolate, coconut or make it in cupcake form, these recipes are a no-fail way to impress your loved ones. So the next time you plan on baking an angel food cake cake for a birthday, big gathering or just because, surprise your guests with one of these stand-out cakes.

And as if it's a gift from the gods, Oct. 10 is National Angel Food Cake Day. Celebrate with us, and get inspired by one of these recipes. Your taste buds will be in heaven. 


  • S'Mores Angel Food Cake

    Your favorite campfire treat combined with yummy angel food cake makes for an irresistible dessert. Key Ingredient has the delicious recipe.

  • Lemon Poppy Seed Angel Food Cake

    Equal parts sweet and tart, this lemon poppy seed angel food cake featured on Wallflower Girl looks as gorgeous as it does tasty.

  • Chocolate Angel Food Cake

    This chocolate angel food cake from Cupcakes and Cashmere is light, fluffy, chocolaty and has sweet coconut shavings sprinkled on top. De-lish.

  • Pumpkin Angel Food Cake

    Pumpkin is always in season in our book, and this pumpkin angel food cake from The Crafted Sparrow is the perfect fall treat. Enjoy with a pumpkin spiced latte!

  • Angel Food Cupcakes

    If making an entire cake seems overwhelming, opt for these angel food cupcakes. The sweet individual treats are adorable, and fairly easy to make. Cooking Classy has the must-have recipe.

  • Funfetti Angel Food Cake

    Funfetti is always appropriate for any occasion, which is why we love this recipe for funfetti angel food cake on Peanut Butter and Peppers. You don't just have to enjoy it on your birthday.

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