Brightly coloured for any celebration – sprinkles are baked right into the light and airy cake batter.
Over the weekend, my daughter turned two years old. I can’t believe it, I have a two year old! How did that happen? Has it really been two years since we brought that tiny baby home from the hospital? As first time parents, we had no idea how we’d do it, but somehow we got here.
For my daughter’s first birthday, we baked a cake together. (It was no culinary feat, it was a mildly tweaked boxed cake with store bought icing). Since she had so much fun baking it with me last year, I decided to try it again. She is my official sous chef, after all.
This year I opted to make an Angel Food Birthday Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. I love angel food cake. It’s light, airy, and fat free – thank you fluffy egg whites! To make it a little more festive, I added sprinkles to the cake batter and on top of the icing, of course.
For the icing, I knew I had to make cream cheese frosting. My daughter loves cream cheese. She loves it so much, she could eat it straight out of the container – if I let her.
When I first showed the birthday girl the cake, (it finished baking and was frosted during nap time) she said, “Wow!” Angel Food Birthday Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is truly beautiful, but when you cut into the cake, the fun really begins. Every bite is filled with bright, colourful sprinkles. The sprinkles inside the cake batter are festively colourful without being crunchy. So it’s a party on your plate, and every bite tastes like creamy heaven.
Angel Food Birthday Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Looking for the perfect party cake? Angel Food Birthday Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is bound to impress. With light, airy batter and rich, creamy frosting, everyone will be lining up, especially when they see the colourful surprise inside – sprinkles!
- 1 3/4 cups egg whites, room temperature
- 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1 1/8 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup sprinkles
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups low fat cream cheese, room temperature
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoons fat free vanilla Greek yogurt
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
- Mix flour and 3/4 cup of sugar in mini food processor for five seconds, or until well combined. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat eggs with vanilla, cream of tartar, and salt until soft peaks are formed.
- Gently fold in remaining sugar, continue to whip into stiff peaks.
- Gradually fold in flour mixture, one third at a time, with a rubber spatula. Add sprinkles. Do not over mix.
- Spoon batter into two 9-inch round cake pans.
- Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until cake springs back when lighted touched.
- Invert cake, allow to cool in pan. When cooled, remove from pan.
- To prepare frosting, combine cream cheese, sugar, and yogurt in a mixing bowl until smooth.
- Frost cake. Add some extra sprinkles. Plate and enjoy!
If you love cake, you may also enjoy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
What’s your favourite birthday cake? Do you like angel food cake?