If you’re reading this, congratulations! You’ve successfully survived the holidays, and have arrived in 2018. Phew. I do January. In a few weeks, Valentine’s Day will be upon us before we realize it. As such, January is a great month to introduce the “hack.” You may have heard of these in other forms, like an “easy recipe,” “cheat tips” or “busy mom secrets” (that last one I just threw in there, but it works), but really – for all intents and purposes – this is a “hack”. This Brandy Berry Angel Food Cake hack has five ingredients, and requires about 15 minutes of hands-on time. Have I convinced you yet? Overachievers, don’t worry, we’ll still have plenty of elaborate baking recipes to create from scratch, but The Sweet Nerd will definitely be releasing hacks throughout 2018!
WATCH ME HACK AWAY
Plan to make this one day ahead since there’s an ice cream filler that’ll need to freeze overnight. But otherwise, the stop motion explains it all. Buy an angel food cake from the grocery; any will do. At home, take the angel food cake out of the container and slice in half. Place the bottom half of the cake back into the container.
BRANDY BERRY TOPPING
This topping really takes the cake (pun intended) and should be prepared a full day ahead as well. Mix 4 cups of fruit in a 9×13 pan. For the fruit topping I used raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, a few orange slices and even a few cherries. Add 1 2/3 cups of sugar, and 1 cup of brandy. Let this sit overnight so the berries can thoroughly soak up the sugar and brandy.
BRANDY BERRY ANGEL FOOD CAKE – DONE AND DONE
I love the red and white in this cake – to me it screams “love” and “kisses”. Maybe a little boozy kiss. Hope this hack finds its way into your upcoming Valentine’s baking this month. Enjoy!
- Driscoll’s Raspberries
Photos by: Maria Hedrick Photography