Every year on my birthday, my mom brings me an angel food cake with the most delicious frosting. She got the recipe from a neighbor when I was a child. It’s not a fancy recipe, and in fact, the ingredients might strike some foodie-types as a bit low-brow (Pudding! Cool Whip!), but I love it. A blend of whipped topping, pudding, and malt powder, it is light, creamy, and just a bit sweet. It works beautifully with a simple angel food cake. Best of all, it comes together in about five minutes and requires nothing more than a sturdy bowl and a mixer of some type.
I highly recommend you double the recipe and serve your cake with a large extra dollop of frosting on the side! Truthfully, I usually just buy a ready made angel food cake, but if you’re looking for a great recipe, this one by King Arthur Flour has never failed me.
Do you have any birthday food traditions? Let us know! We would love to try them.
- 1 16 ounce tub whipped dairy topping (like Cool Whip)
- 2 Tablespoons chocolate malt powder
- 1 box of instant chocolate pudding
- Gently beat all ingredients together and refrigerate until ready to eat. Frosted cakes should also remain refrigerated until served.