Most people I know love angel food cake. Myself included. This recipe for Angel Food Squares is a super simple recipe and one that you can easily tweak to suit for any holiday or occasion with one simple change. Let me show you what I mean…
Naturally, this recipe starts with an angel food cake. (You can make one from scratch, use a box mix or purchase one already baked from your local bakery.) Since St. Patrick’s Day is coming up I used a colorful Funfetti Angel Food cake mix.
*To make this a gluten-free recipe, simply swap-out a regular mix for Pillsbury’s Funfetti Gluten Free Angel Food Cake Mix. I’ve used their gluten free Angel Food cake mix many times and it’s really good. Here’s a post I did last year for a Gluten Free Birthday Cake Trifle using a Pillsbury GF Angel Food cake mix and it turned out amazing!
Once your angel food cake is ready, tear the cake into small chunks and place chunks in a lightly greased baking dish. Set aside.
The next step is to make a mixture of dissolved gelatin, sugar, cream cheese, whipped topping and a little fresh lemon juice. This yummy creation is then poured over top of the angel food chunks and place in the refrigerator to set-up.
You can easily change flavors of gelatin to change the flavor and appearance of this Angel Food Squares dessert. For example use strawberry or cherry gelatin for Christmas or Valentine’s Day and garnish with a few sliced fresh strawberries or cherries. Use blueberry gelatin for the 4th of July, peach or lemon gelatin for a refreshing summertime dessert. Use your imagination and see what flavor combinations you can come up with.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Disclaimer: Manufacturer’s formulations and policies for gluten-free products may change at any time, therefore it’s important to always read product labels yourself and contact the manufacturer with concerns. We have found that most companies are eager to help answer your questions.
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