Raspberry Almond Angel Food Cake Parfaits is a super easy dessert recipe that kids can make for Mom on Mother’s Day. Angel Food Cake pieces are layered with lemon curd, fresh raspberries, honey almond whipped cream and sliced almonds. This recipe was created in partnership with Fisher Nuts.
Mother’s Day is just around the corner! I am so glad, too. Mother’s Day in Colorado typically makes the “safe zone” for planting. Summer will be on its way in and no more worry of spring snow storms (it just snowed last weekend here!).
Since we moved in to our new house in late fall, our front and back yards have been nothing but dirt. This week the builder is putting in the front yard, and really soon here Kevin and I will start working on the backyard.
This feels like such a gift to finally have a yard with grass and plants after the months of dirt (which inevitably gets tracked in the house by kids and dog).
What does that have to do with Mother’s Day? Nothing really other than just to say that I really like this time of year that we are heading towards.
I love planting flowers and seeing everything come alive again. I love spending time outside in the sun. And I love all of the fresh, and brightly colored and flavored foods, like these Raspberry Almond Angel Food Cake Parfaits, that are perfect during the spring and summer months.
In partnership with Fisher Nuts, I usually create a Mother’s Day recipe to share that features their tasty recipe nuts. Typically, I’ll share a sweet breakfast or brunch recipe, like these Toasted Almond and Coconut Scones or an Almond Blueberry Coffee Cake.
Recipes like these are, at least in our house, for the most part recipes that aren’t made by kids. Unless you moms out there have older kids or are lucky enough to have really advanced bakers, you probably won’t be presented with those recipes by your kids on Mother’s Day.
So, this year I wanted to focus on something simpler for my Mother’s Day recipe. I still wanted to share something tasty and fresh for the upcoming warm weather, but easy enough for kids to put together either completely unsupervised or with a little supervision from Dad or another family member or friend, depending on your kids’ skill levels.
Also important, because most moms don’t like big messes in the kitchen: that the recipe be prepared without making a disaster of the kitchen.
I think these Raspberry Almond Angel Food Cake Parfaits fit the bill on those requirements. Already prepared Angel Food Cake is cut into 1 inch cubes. Kids can even tear the cake into pieces if they aren’t ready to use a knife.
I layered the cake in stemless wine glasses (jars or clear bowls work well, too) with lemon curd, fresh raspberries, honey almond whipped cream, and Fisher Nuts Sliced Almonds.
I love Fisher Nuts because their nuts are preservative-free, non-GMO Project Verified, and they come in a handy resealable bag helps keep the nuts fresh for longer. I think they’re perfect to keep on hand for adding to desserts or other recipes when you want some extra crunch or flavor, and they make a pretty garnish, too.
You can usually find pre-made lemon curd at the grocery store near the jams or on the baking aisle. If you have kids with advanced cooking skills, or don’t mind getting in the kitchen with your kids, then check out this recipe for lemon curd.
The honey almond whipped cream is the most challenging part of this Mother’s Day dessert recipe, but don’t skip it because it is so good, especially with the crunch of sliced almonds. That said, kids can usually handle a stand mixer or a hand mixer for a couple of minutes with some adult supervision – and if your kids are anything like mine, they usually LOVE using the mixer.
Kids will love making this recipe for Raspberry Almond Angel Food Cake Parfaits on their own. And moms, you’ll love eating it! The soft, sweet angel food cake paired with tart lemon curd, juicy raspberries, nutty whipped cream and crunchy almonds is a great flavor and texture combo. Plus, these parfaits look really pretty layered up in a clear serving contain and make a nice presentation on the table.
Here’s to May, warmer weather, and all the Moms out there! Happy Mother’s Day in a couple of weeks.
Honey Almond Whipped Cream
- 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Honey
- 1/2 teaspoon Almond Extract
For the Parfaits
- 1 - 13 ounce Angel Food Cake, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 3/4 cup Lemon Curd
- 12 ounces Fresh Raspberries
- 1 batch Honey Almond Whipped Cream, ingredients follow
- 3/4 cup Fisher Nuts Sliced Almonds
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the heavy whipping cream, honey, and almond extract. Beat until medium peaks form. Set aside.
- Layer the ingredients, dividing half of the ingredients between 6 clear glass serving containers (such as stemless wine glasses, clear bowls, or small mason jars): angel food cake, lemon curd, raspberries, whipped cream, and almonds. Then, using the remaining half of the ingredients, repeat to form additional layers.
- Serve immediately.
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Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 551Total Fat 29gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 87mgSodium 574mgCarbohydrates 67gFiber 6gSugar 24gProtein 10g
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This recipe for Raspberry Almond Angel Food Cake Parfaits is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Fisher Nuts. The opinions and text are all mine.