Grilled Angel Food Cake with Lemon Curd

by on January 2, 2012

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Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you had a great time over the holidays. Mine were spent relaxing, eating and catching up with a whole lot of family, which is my favorite way to celebrate (really!).

I thought I’d kick off 2012 with putting something a little on the lighter side on the panini maker – Grilled Angel Food Cake with Lemon Curd. Something really cool happens when you grill angel food cake: the outside gets ever-so-gently crisped and practically dissolves on your tongue like cotton candy. It transforms an otherwise average, store-bought cake into something far more appealing…especially when you top it with some sweet-tart homemade lemon curd.

Grilled Angel Food Cake with Lemon Curd

Truth be told, I did plan to bake my own angel food cake. I made two attempts, actually. Both attempts didn’t quite work out – the first time I omitted a step and the second time I was so cautious about overstirring the egg whites that I actually didn’t mix it well enough. For those who are keeping track, that was a total of 20 egg white casualties. On the positive side, I did end up with plenty of egg yolks to make this fabulous lemon curd. I still have 15 more yolks on hand…I’m entertaining ideas for ways to use them!

Grilled Angel Food Cake with Lemon Curd

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1 Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) January 3, 2012 at 5:15 am

I’m getting much more adventurous with my panini press, thanks to the recipes you share here. Now I’m putting angel food cake on the list of things to try.
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2 Carolyn January 3, 2012 at 5:52 am

Wow, I never would have thought to grill the cake, but I bet it’s delicious that way!
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3 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. January 3, 2012 at 7:32 am

what a fun idea for a panini recipe. Hope you had a great holiday!

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4 Shaina January 3, 2012 at 9:14 am

Love this idea. Angel food cake is a favorite here, but with lemon curd and raspberries, it may become *the* favorite.
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5 *Just Fran* January 3, 2012 at 1:57 pm

I love your description of grilled angel food cake being like cotton candy and melting in your mouth. Cotton candy is my weakness for sure. I have grilled pound cake and loved the crisp bits on the dense rich cake. This sounds like the perfect lighter alternative, and you lemon curd looks delish.
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6 Kathy January 3, 2012 at 2:31 pm

I definitely agree with you about the grilled pound cake!

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7 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen January 3, 2012 at 5:57 pm

I’ve grilled pound cake but never angel food cake, must try! Happy New Year to you Kathy.

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8 Jersey Girl Cooks January 3, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Great dessert! Happy new year, Kathy!
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9 Anna January 3, 2012 at 6:30 pm

This is a unique way of serving a store bought cake. A great way to spice up breakfast. I love the lemon curd on top. Great post…Thanks for sharing!

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10 Kalyn January 3, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Great idea! I love all things lemon.
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11 Cyndi January 24, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Kathy, I made this tonight. We swooned. And then had seconds. I used Trader Joe’s lemon curd – awesome.

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12 Kathy January 25, 2012 at 12:03 am

That’s awesome, Cyndi – I’m so glad to hear it!

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13 Taryn February 26, 2012 at 7:08 pm

I just tried this out and it is delicious. My fiance is in love with this dessert now!

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14 Kathy February 26, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Fantastic! So glad you guys liked it. :-)

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