Angel Food Loaf Cake with Pineapple Compote

Light and airy angel food loaf cake topped off with sweet pineapple compote and homemade whipped cream. A light and flavorful summertime dessert!

Light and airy angel food loaf cake with pineapple compote and whipped cream. Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

My week of messy projects has begun. We attempted to start our paper mache astronaut helmet yesterday. It was a giant mess, but a fun mess or at least I thought so. That is of course, until we finished the first full layer on the balloon and it popped! So much work. So much slop. I felt defeated for a minute and then started up again. But this time the balloon popped in my hand, before we even started adding anything to it! Thankfully my original plan was to use a beach ball anyway, so we still had those lying around. So far so good! I’m kind of excited to keep working on it, but I’m also worried about removing the ball from the inside. Fingers crossed it all works out! Follow along on snapchat (bakedby.rachel) there will definitely be updates!

I think it’s safe to say that we’re all sometimes suckered into things. Simple changes to regular everyday products that make us somehow still want to buy them. Like the new Finding Dory Goldfish. They’ve only added some blue fish to the bag and changed the packaging, but I still want it. Because it’s cute. I mean, we’d eat them anyway, so why not a special bag… right? And then there are the patriotic Skittles. I don’t need them, but I want them. Probably because this is the first time I’ve ever seen special skittles and because I love patriotic stuff. See… I’m a sucker for it. Are there things you’re easily suckered into?

Light and airy angel food loaf cake with pineapple compote and whipped cream. Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Because it’s officially angel food cake season. Yes, that’s totally a thing. It goes amazing with all things spring and summer, especially picnics and barbecues!

Angel food cake just screams summer to me, and Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer, right? A match made in heaven. This should definitely be part of your holiday dessert plans!

I’ve yet to make an angel food cake in a traditional pan… instead I’ve made it in a bundt pan or in cupcake form and now in a loaf pan! It just shows that you don’t always need specialty pans. You can always make something work with what you have!

Light and airy angel food loaf cake, topped off with sweet pineapple compote and fresh whipped cream. An absolute must make summer dessert!

Light and airy angel food loaf cake with pineapple compote and whipped cream. Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Yield: 1: 10-inch loaf

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Angel Food Loaf Cake with Pineapple Compote

Light and airy angel food loaf cake topped off with sweet pineapple compote and homemade whipped cream. A light and flavorful summertime dessert!

Ingredients:

Cake:

  • 3/4C cake flour
  • 3/4C powdered sugar
  • 9 egg whites, room temperature
  • 3/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 6Tb granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Whipped cream:

  • 1C heavy cream
  • 1/4C powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 10-inch loaf pan with tin foil*, leaving overhang on two sides.
  2. Sift together cake flour and powdered sugar into a medium bowl. Set aside. 
  3. To the bowl of a stand mixer, or large bowl, add egg whites, cream of tartar and salt. Beat with a whisk attachment, increasing speed to medium-high. Beat until soft peaks form. With mixer on low, add vanilla and granulated sugar. Increase speed, continuing to mix until stiff peaks form. Fold in flour mixture until fully combined. Carefully transfer to the prepared loaf pan. Spread batter equally into all corners and level off the top. 
  4. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a golden brown. 
  5. Invert pan, to cool upside down. Large soup or vegetable cans will work well for this. Cool cake for a minimum of 1 hour before flipping back over.
  6. Meanwhile, prepare whipped cream. In a medium bowl, beat together heavy cream and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Keep chilled until ready to use. 
  7. Carefully loosen cake from pan, use foil to help lift cake from pan. Use a serrated knife to carefully slice portions of cake into desired sizes. Serve with pineapple compote and whipped cream. 
  8. Store remaining cake in an airtight container for up a week. 

*Tin foil used should not be the non-stick variety.

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18 Responses to “Angel Food Loaf Cake with Pineapple Compote”

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    Amy Stafford — May 23, 2016 at 7:21 am

    I agree with you Angel Food Cake is the perfect summer cake. I love grilling it and serving with seasonal fruit. So I am loving this pineapple compote you have topped your cake with.

    • Rachel — May 24th, 2016 @ 8:18 pm

      Thanks so much, Amy!

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    Catherine — May 23, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Dear Rachel, what a lovely, elegant summer dessert. I would love this for dessert tonight…pinning for later! xo, Catherine

    • Rachel — May 24th, 2016 @ 8:18 pm

      Thanks Catherine!

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    Shashi @ RunninSrilankan — May 23, 2016 at 9:47 am

    Yipeeee for angel food cake season! And pairing it with that glorious compote is like tasting sunshine in each bite!

    • Rachel — May 24th, 2016 @ 8:18 pm

      Thanks, Shashi!

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    Marye — May 23, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Oh, yes please! This looks delicious!!!

    • Rachel — May 24th, 2016 @ 8:18 pm

      Thanks, Marye!

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — May 23, 2016 at 11:07 am

    I remember my sister and I would make paper mache dolls when we were kids the same way you made your helmets, so much fun! We had to make them outside because like you said it’s a big mess. I’ve always wanted to make angel food cake into a loaf, but wasn’t sure if it would work. Good to know it does! Looks delicious!

    • Rachel — May 24th, 2016 @ 8:19 pm

      We’ve already discussed other paper mache projects for the summer. My guess is I’ll be doing the messy work, but that’s okay. It’s been fun. And thank you!! :)

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    Nutmeg Nanny — May 24, 2016 at 11:43 am

    This is such a gorgeous dessert! I love that compote – yum!

    • Rachel — May 24th, 2016 @ 8:19 pm

      Thanks!! :)

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    Lisa — May 24, 2016 at 11:52 am

    It’s been so long since I worked with paper mache…probably elementary school! Good luck with it!

    This angel food cake looks delicious!

    • Rachel — May 24th, 2016 @ 8:19 pm

      Same here! I was worried because it’s been so long since I’ve done it, but it’s been really easy! And thanks, Lisa!

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    allie @ Through Her Looking Glass — May 24, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    What a delicious summer dessert! Angel food cake definitely says summer. Love your gorgeous photos as always!

    • Rachel — May 27th, 2016 @ 7:34 am

      Thanks Allie!

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    Jessica Wilson - Sweetooth — May 25, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    Oh….I just love paper mache! So fun and messy! BTW, I know a person who would go crazy for this. It looks delicious!
    P.S. Where do you live?? In New Hampshire or New England? Sorry if this seems dumb; I can’t figure it out!

    • Rachel — May 27th, 2016 @ 7:34 am

      Both actually since New Hampshire is in New England :)

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