This Easy Angel Sherbet Cake recipe comes from my mother-in-law via my spouse. Super easy to make and makes a great dessert that I am sure everyone will love.
One of the reasons why this recipe is so easy to make is that it uses a boxed angel food cake mix and prepared Sherbet. No need to make those two ingredients from scratch for this dessert recipe.
When making this cake recipe you have a couple of options. You can either use a uniquely flavored sherbet for each layer or you can do as I did is use a rainbow sherbet for each layer.
Oh and if you really want to cheat, you can use a premade angel food cake. Sometimes when we are pressed for time you do what you gotta do. I usually have a box of angel food cake mix in the pantry so that's what I use.
The beauty of this cake recipe is that it is so light and flavorful that it makes a perfect dessert for those warm summer nights. I like to make this as a dessert when we are camping during the summer.
To make assembly a lot easier, make sure you let the Sherbet soften a bit. Not too much though as you don't want the cake to get soggy. Just soft enough so it is spreadable and doesn't tear the cake apart.
When cutting the cake I suggest you use a serrated knife so it doesn't tear the cake apart. Doesn't matter if the knife is big or small, just use a sawing motion to cut the cake into layers.
If you are making this cake ahead of time, once you have it cut and the sherbet added to it, I suggest you freeze the cake for a good 3-4 hours. You want it to come together and not get all mushy and fall apart.
When I make the cake ahead of time, I stick it in the freezer as I mentioned above but wait till it's time to serve before making the glaze and drizzling it all over the top. Just my preference.
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Angel Sherbet Cake recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Angel Food Cake Mix, Sherbet Ice Cream, Milk, Powdered Sugar and Vanilla Extract.
🥣 How to make Angel Sherbet Cake
Bake the Angel Food cake according to the directions on the package.
Slice the angel food cake into 3 horizontal layers. Spread the softened sherbet on 2 layers.
In a small bowl, mix the milk, vanilla extract and powdered sugar to make a thin glaze. Pour over the top and down sides of the cake.
Easy Angel Sherbet Cake
- Angel Food Cake Pan
- 16 oz Box Angel Food Cake
- 1.4 L Sherbet Ice Cream, softened
- 3 tablespoon Milk
- 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
- ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- Bake the Angel Food cake according to directions on the package.
- Slice the angel food cake into 3 horizontal layers. Spread the softened sherbet on 2 layers.
- In a small bowl, mix the milk, vanilla extract and powdered sugar to make a thin glaze. Pour over the top and down sides of cake.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.