Angel Food Cake with Nutella Drizzle, Fresh Berries & Mascarpone Cream


This dressed up angel food cake is the perfect shortcut dessert! Who doesn’t love a quick and flashy dessert to turn to for those last minute guests you didn’t know were coming?

I know when I have an unexpected guest the first question that comes to my mind is, what am I going to feed them? Whatever it is, it better be quick and delicious.

angel food cake with nutella drizzle, berries & mascarpone cream

I’m very rarely ever one to purchase a store bought cake from the store. My exception is angel food cake. Why? Because it’s dry and if I make it at home it’s still going to be dry. Plus I don’t have to go out and buy a pan that only makes one type of dessert, that’s boring.

Although, if I made it at home it may just be a day fresher. I didn’t used to like angel food cake in the slightest because the texture was just that, dry and spongy. It reminded me of cotton swabs.

Somewhere along the way I realized a good angel food cake just needs a good amount of moisture and fats added to the top and then it’s fantastic.

So, with this recipe I made it to have a generous amount of the Nutella drizzle (so you can continue to spoon more over your cake as your eating it) and a fair mound of Mascarpone Cream to dollop over the top.

Again, to me a good Angel food cake is in the toppings and lots of them. I guess low fat just isn’t my thing. Wish it could be, but it just can’t =).

The vibrant topping for this cake will quickly remind you of chocolate covered strawberries and strawberries with cream. How could it not be good, right?

I hope you enjoy this simple, yet elegant dessert as much as I do! Simplicity at it’s finest. Enjoy!

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Angel Food Cake with Nutella Drizzle, Fresh Strawberries & Mascarpone Cream

This dressed up angel food cake is the perfect shortcut dessert!

Servings: 10
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 (15 oz) angel food cake, store bought or homemade
  • 1 lb fresh strawberries , sliced
  • 3/4 cup chocolate hazelnut spread , such as Nutella
  • 4 - 6 Tbsp milk , to thin as desired
  • 8 oz Mascarpone cheese
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp corn syrup , optional (for added stabilization)


  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together Nutella and milk until well combined and smooth, set aside. In a separate small mixing bowl, fold together Mascarpone cheese and powdered sugar. 
  2. In a separate large mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer set on high speed, whip heavy cream until soft peaks form, then add in optional corn syrup and whip until stiff peaks form. Fold half of the whipped cream mixture into Mascarpone cheese mixture, then add remaining whipped cream mixture and fold until combined. Whip mixture with blender to fluff if necessary (you could probably just whip all 4 ingredients together until stiff peaks form and get the same result - the above was just the method I used).
  3. To assemble: Slice angel food cake into individual servings. Drizzle each serving with Nutella drizzle. Top with sliced strawberries and Mascarpone Cream. Garnish with mint leaves if desired. Serve immediately.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Dessert
Author: Jaclyn


  • sally @ sallys baking addiction: i LOVE angel food cake and low fat is my thing. sometimes. not when toppings like nutella are involved. THIS is one stand out dessert for valentine’s day Jaclyn! Just like your perfect heart shaped sugar cookies! i’m all about v-day desserts now. :) January 11, 2013 at 7:13am Reply

  • Cassandra: Wow, that looks absolutely amazing! Gorgeous photography too! January 10, 2013 at 4:52pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Cassandra for leaving such a nice comment =)! January 11, 2013 at 10:57am Reply

  • Jenn: Great post! I’m such a nut about nutella and strawberries! And over angel food cake? I’m sold! January 10, 2013 at 4:01pm Reply

  • Sweet Bibiane: It look delicious! :)
    Sorry, haven’t you got Skype or something similar ? I am from the Czech republic and I learn English. I want to phone with somebody, who speak English and you are nice and intelligent. :) January 10, 2013 at 12:51pm Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: It’s gorgeous and I’m glad you bought the cake. I was like jealous of your perfect cake…and felt a little better after I saw it was a bakery cake :) I feel the same way with them…for the 1 -2x a year I need one, I’ll buy it! January 9, 2013 at 9:16pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Haha yeah I’m a cheater this time around =). Thanks Averie! January 11, 2013 at 10:51am Reply

  • Charul @ Tadka Masala: This looks so delicious. And Nutella is like more than cherry on the cake for this cake. Drooling pics! :) January 9, 2013 at 8:46pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Charul! January 11, 2013 at 10:51am Reply

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