Red, White and Blue Angel Food Cake Recipe

Red, White & Blue Low Calorie Angel Food Cake-American-Fitness-Couture

Every 4th of July I bring this dessert to any holiday gathering I’m invited to attend. It’s a sure bet, no brainer favorite. That’s because it’s red, white and blue patriotic, tastes great and low calorie. I let everyone know that the whipped cream is fat free—so the dessert is pretty much guilt free too. (Angel food cake is only about 100 calories per slice, so all-in this dessert is well under 200 calories per slice.) As I buy the cake, it’s quick and simple to make or really assemble. This means you won’t have to spend hours in a hot kitchen this holiday weekend…more good news!

Red, White & Blue Angel Food Cake Recipe


1 Store bought Angel Food Cake
1 pint fresh strawberries, washed and hulled
1 pint fresh blueberries, washed
½ cup cane sugar or equivalent of low calorie sweetener
Two cans or 2 cups fat free whipped cream ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla, if not using non fat whipped cream cans


  1. Wash strawberries, hull and gently pat dry. Wash blueberries and gently pat dry. Place berries in a large bowl, sprinkle with sugar; stir to distribute the sugar, and set aside.
  2. Pour the cream into the chilled mixing bowl, and add a 1-teaspoon of sugar and ¼ teaspoon of pure vanilla. Beat until fluffy with an electric mixer set on Medium speed.
  3. Cut cake in half sideways. Spread generously with whipped cream and berries. Top with second half of cake. Repeat. Refrigerate until cold ~1 hour. Serve immediately. Refrigerate leftovers.

Yields: 10 servings