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.
Whipped Mocha Frosting
- 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.