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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

A Fly By “Easy Peasy” Angel Food Cake Recipe

Garden Angels

Happy Wednesday everyone! Marion and I had a blast the last couple of days:) It seems I forgot to mention that Marion was celebrating her 96th birthday this past Sunday, which as we all know was the first day of Spring in the northern hemisphere. So, Happy Spring too!!!

What did Marion request for her birthday? Why a trip to the nearest casino, that’s what!!! Yes siree bob, the lady is full of surprises. Now Marion is not a big spender when it comes to the slot machines. If she had her way, she really would be playing pennies in all those machines that lear you in with the promise of winning big bucks by “playing” with pennies. I think the least she has ever gotten away with was 15 cents which usually pays about 3 cents, lol…However, when we arrived at the casino on Sunday, she was game on putting some real cents in those one arm bandits! And, she did pretty darn good too:) This game was called something to the affect of Hot Tamale. Look what sprung up:) All in all we had a wonderful time and actually came home “even.”

Winner

It just doesn’t seem right posting a tribute to the role of angels in the story of Easter after a “wild” couple of days of gambling but hey, in my eyes Marion is an Angel and she said it was okay:) So, today I would like to share a quick and easy Angel Good Cake recipe that I discovered on Pinterest. It’s called Lemon Angel Food Cake Bars. I believe the recipe came from here.

Three Ingredient Lemon Angel Food Cake Bars

I know, we’re probably late to the two ingredient easy Angel Food Cake recipe but, just in case you also live under a rock like we do, I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity. Here goes…

1 box of Angel Food Cake Mix (directions call for water only)
1 can Lemon Pie Filling (22 ounces)
1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk (I just happen to have a little leftover so I “threw” it in. I’m sure you could omit it:)

That’s it! Mix the dry cake ingredients (no water) with the lemon pie filling in a large bowl. Mix it well until it looks almost frothy. (if you want to try the sweetened condensed milk version, I added it to the lemon pie filling before mixing it into the dry cake mix) I lined a 13x9 pan with parchment paper to make it easier but I’m sure you could grease the pan the good old fashioned way and it would work out just as well. Bake it for 30-35 minutes and Enjoy:) (I sprinkled it with confectioneries sugar after it cooled a bit. It also sunk a little bit but nothing too noticeable)

Angel Hugs

If you insist on going back in time for an inexpensive Angel Food Cake recipe actually made from scratch and with “real” eggs, this Three Egg Angel Food Cake may just be your best bet:)

1920 Three Ingredient Angel Food Cake

As for me, I’m sticking with my new found easy peasy egg friendly Angel Food Cake with my choice of fillings. (I just can’t stand the thought of using 12 egg whites when I no longer use egg yolks. What the heck would I do with them???) On this day, I tried crushed pineapple and it is now my very best favorite moist and yummy treat!

Three Ingredient Pineapple Angel Food Cake Bars

When I go shopping tomorrow, I’m going to pick up yet another box of Angel Food Cake Mix, a can of cherry pie filling or canned cherries AND mix them with chocolate low fat sweetened condensed milk and see what happens! What do you think? Black Forest Angel Food Cake Bars anyone??? (I’ve become very fond of low fat sweetened condensed milk as of late. It’s cholesterol free, tastes yummy and I never had it before so I wouldn’t know what it taste like “full fat” lol…

”See” you all next Wednesday with the new calendar for April. Have a wonderful week everyone and…

Happy Easter
Louise & Marion:)

62 comments:

  1. Those bars (especially the ones with lemon) look pretty yummy, even though I'm not a big fan of angel food cake. Have a nice Easter!

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    1. To tell you the truth, Poppy, I'm not too fond of Angel Food Cake either. However, this recipe gives it a new dimension:)

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  2. Go Marion! And happy (belated) birthday to her. 96 years young is an understatement. I can only hope I'll be as cool as that at 96. I adore angel food cake. I actually tried it for the first time 2 years ago when I decided to make some angel food cupcakes. They were so amazing! I think I should make them again for Easter. Good thinking Louise <3 Speaking of, wishing you and your family a wonderful Easter.

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. She is very cool, Sonia:) I'm thrilled to learn you baked the Angel Food Cake. I'm sure it was delicious even with your special touches. Any pictures???

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  3. Happy Birthday to Marion! Sounds like a fun trip. Sounds like a fun cake, too. Love angel food -- always used to request it for my birthday when I was a kid. We love using egg whites, and often don't have an immediate use for the yolks. Mrs KR has tried every egg white substitute out there, and swears by powdered eggs whites (she really likes the Honeyville brand, which unfortunately comes in big containers; but it stores well). Might want to try that sometime. Anyway, fun read -- thanks.

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    1. Thanks for reminding me about the Honeyville egg whites John. I jotted down the name a while back when you mentioned it but I'll be darned if I know where. I will NOT forget this time!

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  4. Mmmm... Louise!! I was recently asked by a friend if I knew a nice recipe for Angel cake. I could't help as I have never made it. Now I have one. Looks lovely! And I love this old classic recipes.
    Love the sweet Easter postcard, I wish you a lovely day at Easter with all your family. Ciao!

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    1. I hope your friend like it Alida. We sure did!!!

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  5. Hi, Louise and Happy 96th Birthday, Marion!!

    Sounds like you had a great time and, for sure, even is better than losing :-)
    The dessert looks great. Love the idea of making it with with a canned fruit pie filling.

    Happy Easter to all!

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    1. We did have a wonderful time, Margaret. Marion has actually been asking to go back for more, lol...

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  6. What a great post , enjoyed as always . You make your posts so exciting ...giggling ... I was so happy to see Marion had a wonderful and fulfilling birthday . I reminded everyone on my spring post to hop over here and wish her a happy birthday . Be back soon . Keep wiggling those toes , hugs to you and Marion .
    Nee :)

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    1. Thanks Nee, I'm glad you like it, lol...Marion thanks you for the birthday wishes. Actually, she keeps telling me she wants to write the next post and thank everyone herself!!!

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  7. I just copied your angel food cake recipe with the lemon filling. That sounds divine. My very favorite is a lemon and I know we will love this one when we are eating wheat again!

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    1. I hope you get to try it Tina. It's really good. I guess they don't make wheat free Angel Food Cake Mix...

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  8. I think you told me about these Lemon Angel bars before! They would last about 12 minutes in my house, as I"m sure you surmise. I don't make Angel Food Cake because of the egg whites, but I'm going to try the box mix method. As cake goes, Angel Food Cake is diet food, and that is always good in my book! I hope you and Marion have a nice, relaxing Easter, and I"m glad she enjoyed her Casino Voyage for her birthday! It's great to see a 96 year old lady with such spunk.
    Marjie

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    1. Try it, Marjie. It's really, really good. So what if it's gone in 12 minutes!!!

      Marion has oh so much spunk. Truly amazing!!!

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  9. Funny thing: if you make lemon pie filling from scratch, it contains a lot of egg yolks, which would balance the egg whites you would need if you made the angel cake from scratch. Well, that would really be a lot of work. I like the solution: ready-made cake mix, ready-made pie filling, no eggs at all. Sounds delicious!

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. I LOVE the solution Mae! Not to mention it tastes delicious!!!

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  10. i totally love this cake... one of my favorites actually.... pure classic!

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  11. I have not bought cake mix for a while, but after seeing this recipe...I am so tempted...the lemon bars look fabulous...I cannot resist anything that had lemon in it...thanks for the recipe Louise...and oh! Happy Belated Birthday to Marion!
    Hope you both are having a wonderful week :)

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    1. Go for it, Juliana! It "throws" together so quickly, it's great for company emergencies:)

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  12. Happy birthday to Marion! The angel food cake looks delicious.

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    1. Thanks Gaye and Marion thanks you too:)

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  13. These bars sound really tasty! A nice recipe to have in my pocket for when a quick, yummy dessert is needed :)

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  14. Happy belated birthday to Marion!! It sounds like she had a fun time at the casino. These angel food bars look so yummy. I love how simple the recipe is.
    Louise, I hope you and Marion have a Happy Easter!!!

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    1. She had a ball at the casino, Dawn! It really is an easy, taste snack!

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  15. Dear Louise I whish you and Marion a Happy Easter !!
    Angel Food cake look delicious !
    Hugs !!

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    1. Thanks Gloria. We had a very nice Easter:)

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  16. Dear Louise wishing you , your family and Marion a wonderful and joyful Easter .. wiggling those toes and nose . Love Nee ;-)

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    1. Thank you sweet Nee...Wiggling, lol...

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  17. Happy Easter to you and Marion!!

    I hope when I'm 96 someone takes me to a casino!

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  18. Happy Easter Dear Louise to you and yours. Wishing a beautiful day for you and Marion.
    I do love Angel Food Cake!! xoxo Catherine

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    1. We had a lovely Easter, Catherine, thank you:)

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  19. Sounds like Marion really enjoyed her birthday! So sweet of you to make it really special for her!!! I love angel food cake, but never tried making it on my own. Your recipe sounds easy and delicious. Thank you for sharing, Louise!!

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    1. Marion had a wonderful birthday, Brandi...You realy should try this recipe, it's easy, tastes good and is perfect for a first timer:)

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  20. You know I have lots of egg whites left after testing so many variations on creme brulee. I may just need to try an angel food cake! Hope that you and Marian are having a wonderful Easter! My belated birthday wishes to her!

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    1. Go for it Inger!!! Easter was very nice, thank you:)

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  21. Love the vintage card and is that a Grandpa Ott morning glory I spy in the first photo? I have these EVERYWHERE thanks to their prolific seeding ability! Happy Easter to you and Marion! Glad you came home "even"!

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    1. Yes, yes, Debra that is a Grandpa Ott. That picture is from last year's garden but I'm sure there will be more this year, lol...

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  22. they make chocolate sweetened condensed milk? i had no idea! i think your idea sounds like a brilliant one--hope it worked out!

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    1. Yes they do Grace. Although, I haven't seen it lately and I'm down to my last can! Thanks for the encouragement Grace. I'll let you know how it works out:)

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  23. Woo hoo, way to go, Marion, what fun! Happy belated birthday. Angel food cake is the best and it sounds fantastic with that lemon filling. Then there's cherries also, so many decisions. I'd take lemon over chocolate any time and have to try your recipe. Thanks so much and have a great week!

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    1. Do give it a try Pam. It was a huge hit around here!!!

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  24. Angel food cake is amazing. I love the way it tastes.

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    1. This one is especially yummy, Lady Lilith:)

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  25. Happy Birthday Marion! Going to the casino sounds like the perfect celebration for a birthday! Your cake looks wonderful and using crushed pineapple sounds really good! Chocolate sweetened condensed milk, I have not seen it before! Now you have gotten me curious about it! Must keep a look out for it when I go for my grocery shopping next!
    Happy Easter and have a great week!

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    1. You know Joyce, since posting this I have not been able to find chocolate sweetened condensed milk anywhere! Thank goodness I have one more can. I'll be keeping a lookput too:)

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  26. I like your easy peasy recipe too - I love anything with lemon!

    Happy birthday to Marion! I am glad you girls got out and did some gambling for her big day. What a fun way to turn 96!!

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    1. It was a fun way to celebrate Pam! The only "problem" is, now she wants to go to Vegas!!!

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  27. Hi Louise, wow! 96 and still playing the slots, Marion sounds like a real tropper and lots of fun. Belated Happy Birthday!

    Love angel food cake, how clever to make it the way you did, I bet it was delicious. And I bet the cherry one will be wonderful too.

    Hope you had a nice week-end!

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    1. Hi Cheri:)
      Marion is indeed a trooper, Cheri. She still surprises me, lol...I really need to give the cherry one a try. Marion has been requesting Angel Food Cake the last couple of days, lol...

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  28. Happy Birthday to Marion. I love the Angel Food cake recipe you posted. I am going to make it for dinner. Thanks for posting.

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  29. Louise dear, so glad to hear from you. Yeah, its been awhile. Life has been pretty hectic. I felt like a superwoman.... doing things in the middle of everywhere! haha... My kids came back from University break. I need to spend time with them... feeding them well. Am glad you ladies had a great time. What a lucky day too ! Oooo.... I love playing the slot machine too. You had me drooling. haha.... Will probably visiting the casino some day soon. Btw, happy belated birthday to dearest Marion.
    Blessings, Kristy

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    1. I hope you had a wonderful visit with your kids, Kristy. It can be so hectic when they come home but in a wonderful kind of a way:) Hope you get to the casino one day. It wa such fun!

      Thank you so much for dropping by Kristy. It's always nice to "see" you:)

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  30. This sounds delicious, what a nice treat, I'd love a slice with a cup of tea.

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    1. So sorry it's gone, Caroline but, I will be baking that Angel Food Cake Black Forest Style. I'll save you a piece:)

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  31. I spy Angel Food Cake here.... heheeh... now I have another variety for this cake. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I thought you might like that Edith. Your Angel Food Cake looks pretty amazing too!!!
      http://rumblingtummy23.blogspot.com/2016/04/angel-food-cake.html

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Through this wide opened gate,
none came too early,
none returned too late.

Thanks for dropping in...Louise