Last Minute Dessert Idea for Memorial Day!

A store-bought angel food cake garnished with fresh raspberries and homemade icing is an easy, low-fat dessert option for Memorial Day.

Do you need a quick and easy dessert dish that is on the healthy side for Memorial Day?  Try this recipe using a store bought angel food cake, sliced almonds, and fresh raspberries.


1 store-bought angel food cake

1/2 pint (or enough for garnish) of fresh raspberries

1/4 cup sliced almonds

favorite homemade icing recipe (or use one below)


Remove angel food cake from carton and place upside down on a serving plate.  Drizzle icing over the top and down the sides of the cake.  Sprinkle sliced almonds on top of the cake.  Garnish the top and bottom of the cake with fresh raspberries.  Serve.                                                                            Yield: approximately 8 slices.

Quick Vanilla Icing Recipe

2 cups sifted powdered sugar

1 TBS corn starch

1 tsp cream of tartar

1/2 TBS vanilla

2-3 TBS boiling water

Combine sugar, corn starch, and cream of tartar in a medium-sized bowl.  Add vanilla.  Add boiling water, 1 TBS at a time, stirring in between additions until smooth.  Icing should be thick in consistency and slowly flow off of a spoon dipped in it and then lifted.



1 Comment

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One response to “Last Minute Dessert Idea for Memorial Day!

  1. caroleesperry

    I don’t know why I read this blog before breakfast…….it always makes me sooo hungry!

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