Grilled Angel Food Cake w/ Berries & Cream



1/2 c. heavy cream

1/3 c. plus 2 T. sugar, separated

1 1/2 t. pure vanilla extract

1/2 c. mascarpone cheese

1 T. cornstarch

1/2 c. water

2 T. balsamic vinegar

1 c. blueberries

1 c. raspberries or strawberries

1/4-1/2 t. coarsely ground black pepper

6 slices angel food cake (1 1/2 inches thick)


Beat cream, 2 t. sugar and vanilla in a large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gently stir in mascarpone cheese. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Mix remaining 1/3 c. sugar and cornstarch in medium saucepan. Stir in water and vinegar until well blended. Stir in blueberries. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly, about 1 minute. Pour into medium bowl to cool slightly. Add remaining berries and pepper. Toss gently to coat.

Grill angel food slices over medium heat 45-60 seconds per side or until golden brown grill marks appear. Spoon berry mixture over the top of each slice and top with mascarpone cream.

Recipe courtesy of The Butcher Shoppe.