This Fried Angel Cake Strawberry Shortcake is the ultimate dessert for chocolate and strawberry lovers! Serve with ganache drizzled on top!

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Enjoy this springtime dessert, Angel Cake Strawberry Shortcake, with a chocolate ganache. The angel cake is fried, and the flavor is out of this world.

Angel Cake Strawberry Shortcake is a fun twist to the traditional Strawberry Shortcake. You fry the base (angel food cake bar), and it’s topped with sweetened strawberries and a chocolate ganache.

Angel Cake Strawberry Shortcake

The dessert is a rich, chocolaty fruity dessert, which pairs well for Spring and Summer.

Buy store-bought angel food cake. You can buy fudge sauce (I use Trader Joe’s), or you can make your own ganache. The day before, slice the strawberries. EASY!

Want a couple more easy dessert recipes? Strawberry Cream Shortbread Dessert or Cake Pan Rosemary Strawberry Shortcake.

serving of ganache on fried angel cake with strawberries

Why we love this recipe

Just in time for springtime entertaining, we love this Fried Angel Food Ganache Strawberry Shortcake recipe!

  • It only takes minutes to make
  • The chocolate with strawberries is a real crowd-pleaser.
  • Everyone loves fried bread – so this fried angel cake is even more elegant.

Fried Angel Food Ganache Strawberry Shortcake

Ingredients for Angel Cake Strawberry Shortcake

  • A pre-made Angel Food Cake Bar (or make your own)
  • Fudge or fondue sauce, or make your own ganache (below)
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Butter
  • Cinnamon and sugar: mixed together
  • Fresh mint

Fried Angel Food Ganache Strawberry Shortcake

How do you fry angel cake?

In a frying pan, melt butter over low heat. Slice the cake into 8 slices and place in the pan to fry. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture; brown each side. Add more butter if needed.

How do you make Fried Angel Food Ganache Strawberry Shortcake?

  1. After the angel cake is fried, making sure it’s hot, place a slice on a plate.
  2. Drizzle with ganache, and place strawberries on top!
  3. Garnish with a mint leaf.

Make your own homemade ganache: In a microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and cream. Microwave on 50% power for 30 seconds; stir. Continue to cook in the microwave for 30 second intervals, half power, until the ganache is smooth and warm.

Fried Angel Food Ganache Strawberry Shortcake

Tips and substitutions:

Swap out the strawberries for fresh raspberries – delicous!

Have your butter ready in the pan. Slice the angle food (or cut into large chunks). Fry for a few minutes on low heat on each side. Oh, and don’t forget the cinnamon and sugar sprinkles!

When it’s time for dessert, place a warm, buttery piece of fried angel food cake on the plate. Top with ganache (or warm fudge sauce), and spinkle with strawberry slices!

Fried Angel Food Ganache Strawberry Shortcake

Easy entertaining

Think of your home as a painting. Now don’t get stressed out about the decor, or whether it’s clean enough. I mean, visualize people around your table, like a Norman Rockwell photo, and the sense that it conveys into the contemporary world.

That is, if you let it. Friends, you can make it happen. 

Invite. Cook. And let it all happen …!

And end the night with this delightful dessert.

ENJOY!

More fried cake recipes to try:

Homemade Fried Funnel Cake

Toasted Pound Cake and Strawberries

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Angel Cake Strawberry Shortcake

This Fried Angel Cake Strawberry Shortcake is the ultimate dessert for chocolate and strawberry lovers! Serve with ganache drizzled on top!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 8
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Ingredients
 

  • 1 12 oz pre-made Angel Food Cake Bar, or bake your own angel food cake
  • 1 10 oz jar fudge or fondue sauce, or make your own ganache (below)
  • 1 quart strawberries, cleaned and sliced
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon, mixed together the cinnamon + sugar
  • 2 tsp. sugar

Make your own ganache:

  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • fresh mint, for garnishing

Instructions
 

  • In a frying pan, melt butter over low heat. Slice the cake into 8 slices and place in the pan to fry. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture; brown each side. Add more butter if needed.
  • When cake is hot, place on a plate, drizzle with ganache, and place strawberries on top! Garnish with a mint leaf.

Homemade ganache:

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and cream. Microwave on 50% power for 30 seconds; stir. Continue to cook in the microwave for 30 second intervals, half power, until the ganache is smooth and warm.
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
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