Angel Food Cake French Toast with Cream Cheese and Strawberry Syrup

Angel food Cake French toast dipped in cinnamon batter might just be the BEST French Toast ever!

Angel Food Cake French Toast with strawberry syrup over top on a white plate.

Its almost Valentine’s Day and love is in the air…or at least it will be after one bite of this incomprehensibly scrumptious breakfast – one that warranted an, “Are you kidding me?!” before Patrick even swallowed his first bite.

How to make Angel Food Cake French Toast showing the angel food cake on a wood cutting board.

In addition to its heavenly flavor, this best ever French toast is so easy that you can print out the recipe, give it to your children, husband, etc. and tell them you want this for Valentine’s Day…because trust me, you want this for Valentine’s Day.

How to make Angel Food Cake French photo showing a plate of cooked french toast on a white plate.

I am not usually the hugest fan of French toast.  I mean, I like it, but I prefer the texture of waffles.  But this French toast, is not just any French toast – its ANGEL FOOD CAKE French toast!  Which means pure awesomeness through and through.

Angel Food Cake French Toast with strawberry syrup over top three pieces on a white plate.

Slices of angel food cake dipped in cinnamon batter and browned in sizzling butter yielding the perfect texture of toasted on the outside, light, airy and slightly sweet cake heaven on the inside.

Angel Food Cake French Toast covered in strawberry syrup on a white plate.

Let me say that one more time – lightly air and slightly sweet cake heaven on the inside.

A fork with Angel Food Cake French Toast with strawberry syrup over top on a white plate.

And then smeared with cream cheese and smothered with sweet, fresh strawberry decadence.  That strawberry decadence part – there are simply no words for its deliciousness – just pictures.

A plated photo of Angel Food Cake French Toast with strawberry syrup over top on a white plate.

This angel food cake French toast is pointing its cupid arrow at you. Β With one bite,Β it will fill your belly with love.

Angel Food Cake French Toast with Cream Cheese and Strawberry Syrup

Servings: 6

Ingredients

French Toast

  • 1 7″ store bought angel food cake
  • 4 eggs, whisked
  • 3/4 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 Recipe Fresh Strawberry Syrup

Additional Toppings (optional)

  • cream cheese, softened
  • Powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Begin simmering Strawberry Syrup.
  • Meanwhile, slice angel food cake into 12-14 pieces, or to desired thickness. In a shallow dish, combine eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Dip half of the slices (or as many that will fit in your skillet) into the egg mixture, resting for a few seconds on each side. Add the coated slices to the heated skillet and cook until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes. Melt 1 more tablespoon butter in skillet and repeat with remaining slices.
  • Spread the cream cheese on the slices, and top with strawberry syrup and powdered sugar.

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46 Comments

  1. Andrea says

    I haven’t made this yet, but I have the tab left open on my computer since you posted this and I keep flipping back and admiring it. Someday soon! I’ll report back on how it goes!

    • Jen says

      Love that you are admiring it! Let me know when you try it, I am sure you will love it!

  2. Paula Parker says

    Oh my! I have not heard of using Angel CaKE in french toast. Wow! I wouldn’t need coffee that morning! Good job.

    • Jen says

      Thanks Paula! I think I’d rather have angel food cake than coffee any day πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

  3. April says

    Your photography is improving πŸ™‚ Now, about coming over this weekend and cooking breakfast for me and my family….

    • Jen says

      I would so LOVE TO April – especially this breakfast because its the easiest thing ever :)! Enjoy!

    • Jen says

      My pleasure Debi! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Holli says

    Oh. My. Gosh.

    Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh. First of all, oh my gosh that looks SO DELICIOUS!!! Secondly, I have never, in my life, made french toast. As luck would have it, I’ve been planning to make it for a couple of weeks now and, armed with this awesome recipe, I think this is going to happen on Sunday morning. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    • Jen says

      This might spoil you from making any other kind of French Toast for the rest of your life πŸ™‚ – which may or may not be a bad thing πŸ™‚ Hope you can make it Sunday – Can’t wait for you to try it and hear what you think!

  5. Patty Haxton Anderson says

    Wish I had thought of this – I adore french toast and of course Strawberry shortcake so this combo is da bomb.

    • Jen says

      I LOVE strawberry shortcake too! This is the best of both worlds – can’t wait for you to try it!

  6. Bola says

    I want me an angel food cake French toast. Your pictures are out of this world! When you are doing making breakfast for April’s household, could you come over to mine- pretty please?

    • Jen says

      LOL! That would be awesome! Wish we could actually do that somehow!

  7. danielle says

    Yes please!!! thanks so much for sharing this at the Friday Frenzy!

    • Jen says

      My pleasure, thanks Danielle!

  8. Melissa says

    I made this the very first time you posted the recipe and WE LOVED IT!!

    • Jen says

      Oh yay! So happy you already made and loved it! Always makes me happy when someone shard my same enthusiasm!

    • Jen says

      You are so wonderful April, thank you SO much! Very much appreciated!!! and I am honored πŸ™‚

  9. Del's cooking twist says

    I love French toast! This recipe looks awesome and the pictures really mouth watering. Congrats on this beautiful recipe. Need to give it a try!

    • Jen says

      Thanks so much Delphine! Can I just say how much I love your name?! So happy my pictures are mouthwatering – I have been working on it πŸ™‚ I am excited for you to try it – it is DELISH!!!

    • Jen says

      Mmmmm, blueberries would be delicious as well! I love fruit on French toast!

  10. Sheila says

    This looks so scrumptious! I can’t wait to try it! I am thinking it would be really good with rhubarb too.

    • Jen says

      Thank you so much Sheila! Can you believe that I have never had rhubarb?! Great idea, I will need to try it!

  11. Carolyn says

    Thanks for the great recipe. We love French Toast for brunch. I was thinking this would make a great dessert. How would they keep if you made them earlier in the day to serve that night?

    • Jen says

      Hi Carolyn, thanks for visiting my site! The French toast is best served warm and slightly toasted so I am thinking you would want to reheat the French toast on a cookie sheet in the oven until warm and then broil them lightly to slightly crisp the outside again. That should do the trick! Let me know how it goes :)!

  12. nicole says

    This looks so good! I want to make my boyfriend good stuff this looks so yummy! Any type of recipes you might suggest?

    • Jen says

      Hi Nicole! I would be happy to suggest some recipes! Are you looking for main dishes or desserts? Does he have a favorite type of food?

  13. karen macy says

    You had me with th first picture!!!

    • Jen says

      Thanks Karen! I hope you love them!

  14. Chris says

    Jen, just came across your blog and this amazing recipe. My husband loves angel food cake, to we are going to make this for his birthday breakfast! Yay! I’m thinking that since the angel food cake is fat free, and you are serving it with strawberries, it’s probably better for us than most fancy breakfast foods that we would go out for! (how’s that for logic?) πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Jen says

      Hi Chris, I am so happy you found my blog! How fun to make this for your husband’s birthday breakfast – a gift both of you can enjoy πŸ™‚ And I love your logic! Plus anything eaten on your birthday (or celebrating someone’s birthday) totally doesn’t count, right? I hope your husband has a very happy birthday!!!

  15. joyce says

    Just made this and it was wonderful. My husband will always order pancakes with fruit sauce when we go out. He had 2nds!

    • Jen says

      Hi Joyce, I am so happy you both loved it! Hard to go wrong with angel food cake and strawberry syrup. I would eat this every day if I could πŸ™‚

  16. Annie Empey says

    I made your angel food cake french toast for breakfast this morning and my husband loved it! I am not a lover of french toast and even I loved it. It was definitely on point. Thanks for sharing your talents and receipes!

    • Jen says

      YAY! I am so happy you BOTH loved it – the ultimate compliment! I hope you find more recipes to love here! I recommend the Creme Brulee French Toast:)

  17. janie newby says

    I am on weight watchers program and would like to know all the nutrition chart please…I just have to make this…

  18. Nikita says

    Hi !

    I tried the strawberry sauce and loved how it turned out. I have been following your posts regularly. Your pictures are evil ! They make me want to eat them up πŸ™‚ . I like that all most of your recipes are straight forward. I cant cook to save my life but I try after reading your post. I can’t do fancy stuff.

    Is ok to use white bread instead of the ones you have mentioned here ? Also, can i do the baking on regular tray with foil on it. That is the only tray I have.
    My other baking tray is very small. After soaking the bread overnight, doesnt it become soggy ?

    • Jen says

      Hi Nikita! Thank you so much for following along even with all my “evil” pictures πŸ™‚ I am so happy you enjoyed the strawberry sauce and I love that you can easily follow my recipes – YAY!

      As far as the recipe questions – I am wondering if you are referring to the Creme Brulee French Toast instead of this Angel Food Cake? The Angel Food Cake does not sit overnight and gets cooked right on the stove. Assuming you are talking about the Creme Brulee French Toast, white bread would definitely get soggy so I would NOT use it. The other bread will not get soggy soaking overnight as it should be 2 day old and becoming a little stale. It will be wet when soaked overnight but after being baked, it is perfect! You can only use a regular baking tray if it has a rimmed edge or else the brown sugar mixture will spill right off of it. You could also use 2 9×13 casserole dishes. Hope this helps!!

  19. Barbara says

    This is amazing! We’re just working our way through all of your breakfasts!

    • Jen says

      That’s awesome you’re making all of my breakfast recipes! I’m so happy this was a winner, thanks Barbara!

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