Chocolate Angel Food Cake with Fresh Berries

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Angel food cake is notorious for being topped with bright berries; however, this angel food cake recipe is unique in the way that it combines flavors of chocolate and berries.

Chocolate Angel Food Cake with Fresh Berries


    For the Chocolate Angel Food Cake:

  • 1¼ cups egg whites (about 9)
  • 1¼ teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • For the Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 4½ cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4-6 tablespoons whipping cream
  • For the Toppings:

  • 1 pound California Giant strawberries
  • 6 ounces California Giant blueberries
  • 6 ounces California Giant blackberries
  • 6 ounces California Giant raspberries
  • Strawberry macaroons (bought at a local bakery)
  • Candles or birthday sign


  • For the Chocolate Angel Food Cake:

      • In a stand mixer, beat egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Add cream of tartar, vanilla extract, and almond extract.
      • In another bowl, sift together sugar, cake flour, and salt. Repeat sifting twice.
      • Carefully combine the egg whites with the dry ingredients. Pour mixture into an ungreased 10” tube pan.
      • Place cake pan in cold oven. Then set oven to 325 degrees. Cook for about one hour, or until cake is spongy.
      • Invert pan and cool completely, about one hour. When completely cool, remove from pan. Slice cake into even thirds.
  • For the Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:

    Beat butter until creamy. Add the confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract and 2-3 tablespoons of whipping cream. Continue to beat and add whipping cream until desired consistency is reached.
  • Assemble the cake:

      • Divide frosting into thirds. Place one slice of cake on a cake stand and frost. Repeat a total of three times, until you have used all three pieces of cake and all the frosting.
      • Decorate the top layer with all of the berries, starting with strawberries first. Finish by adding macaroons, birthday sign and candles.
Chocolate Angel Food Cake with Fresh Berries

Follow your berries to the farm.

Locate the 16-Digit Trace code.​ Enter the trace back code from your berries to learn about where they were grown. Too bad we can’t deliver the fresh fragrance, too!