Angel food cake is light, fluffy and a perfect summer dessert, since it won鈥檛 leave you feeling stuffed and can usually be prepped without turning on your oven. Win!聽There are plenty of reasons this notoriously fat-free cake is a timeless choice, but even the most beloved classic deserves a makeover from time to time. Whether you make it into聽ice cream, a layered parfait or something in between, here are 17 dishes we bet聽you didn鈥檛 know you could make with angel food cake.


1. S鈥檓ore Skewers: A grown-up version of a classic treat, this dessert will leave you wanting s鈥檓ore. (via Melanie Makes)


2. Funfetti Cupcakes: Seriously, you need to bake these. Sprinkles make everything better. (via Cooking Classy)


3. Boston Cream Pie Cake: This impressive dessert is actually a no-brainer. Slice an angel food cake in three equal layers, spread vanilla pudding between each one, top with heaps of ganache and you鈥檙e done. (via Unsophisticook)


4. Sponge Candy:聽Bite-sized pieces of fluffy cake dipped in melted semi-sweet chocolate will make this old-fashioned treat a new favorite. (via The Yummy Life)


5. Macaroon Blossoms: Take your basic angel food cake recipe to the next level with a dash of almond extract and shredded coconut. (via Confessions of a Cookbook Queen)


6. Blueberry Sheet Cake: The聽blueberries make it a totally acceptable breakfast dish. We鈥檒l take two servings. (via Chef in Training)


7. Churro Bites: Say yes to pieces of cake聽fried to golden perfection and coated in cinnamon sugar. Top it off with a聽powdered sugar聽glaze for a can鈥檛-eat-just-one treat. (via Lil Luna)


8. Black and White Cake: Can鈥檛 decide if you want vanilla or chocolate cake? Now you don鈥檛 have to. (via My Recipes)


7. Lemon and Coconut Donuts: If you thought regular angel food cake couldn鈥檛 get any better, pour your mix into a donut pan next time and see for yourself. (via Sweet Peas and Saffron)


8.聽Custard Trifles: The edible flowers and layers of lemon custard may make this look too pretty to eat, but trust us, you鈥檒l definitely want to try it. (via Boulder Locavore)


9. Ice Cream: A mixture of cream cheese, strawberries and cake create聽a delicious, refreshing treat that will make your tastebuds scream. (via A Beautiful Mess)


10. Lemon Meringue Cake: Grab your kitchen torch and get to work impressing your friends with聽perfectly browned meringue. (via Taste and Tell)

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11. Blueberry and Cream Trifile: Here鈥檚 a great way to use up extra egg whites and frozen fruit. This recipe is definitely a keeper.聽(via Mel鈥檚 Kitchen Cafe)


12. Grilled Berry Skewers: Don鈥檛 turn off the grill once the burgers are done. (via Living Better Together)


13. Strawberry Lemon Layer Cake: This cake is the perfect addition to a rustic outdoor party. It鈥檚 a good thing the frosting doesn鈥檛 have to be perfect, because it will be gone in no time. (via Sugar Spun Run)


14. Pink Lemonade Cupcakes: There is nothing that says summertime聽like the punchy flavor of pink lemonade.聽(via Table for Two)


15. Raspberry Cake: It鈥檚 almost impossible for a frosting consisting of only cool whip and lemon pudding to be a bad idea. (via Lauren鈥檚 Latest)


16. Grain-Free Cake聽Bites: Fat free, gluten free聽and there鈥檚 even fruit in there 鈥 that totally means it鈥檚 healthy, right? (via Recreating Happiness)


17. Mini Pineapple Angel Cakes: Next time you鈥檙e making an angel food cake, add a jar of crushed pineapples for a truly heavenly treat.聽(via Sing for Your Supper)

What鈥檚 your favorite way to eat angel food cake (besides with a fork)? Do you have a recipe we need to know about? Talk to us in the comments!