Angel food cake is light, fluffy and a perfect summer dessert, since it won’t leave you feeling stuffed and can usually be prepped without turning on your oven. Win! 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 ice cream, a layered parfait or something in between, here are 17 dishes we bet you didn’t know you could make with angel food cake.


1. S’more Skewers: A grown-up version of a classic treat, this dessert will leave you wanting s’more. (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’re done. (via Unsophisticook)


4. Sponge Candy: 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 blueberries make it a totally acceptable breakfast dish. We’ll take two servings. (via Chef in Training)


7. Churro Bites: Say yes to pieces of cake fried to golden perfection and coated in cinnamon sugar. Top it off with a powdered sugar glaze for a can’t-eat-just-one treat. (via Lil Luna)


8. Black and White Cake: Can’t decide if you want vanilla or chocolate cake? Now you don’t have to. (via My Recipes)


7. Lemon and Coconut Donuts: If you thought regular angel food cake couldn’t get any better, pour your mix into a donut pan next time and see for yourself. (via Sweet Peas and Saffron)


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


9. Ice Cream: A mixture of cream cheese, strawberries and cake create 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 perfectly browned meringue. (via Taste and Tell)

Heavenly Cream Dessert wit Blueberry filling

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


12. Grilled Berry Skewers: Don’t 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’s a good thing the frosting doesn’t 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 like the punchy flavor of pink lemonade. (via Table for Two)


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


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


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

What’s 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!