Espresso Angel Food Cake French Toast

This espresso angel food cake french toast is the perfect breakfast pick me up. Sweet cake dipped in espresso milk and drizzled with chocolate sauce. So delicious and so easy to make!

This espresso angel food cake french toast is the perfect breakfast pick me up. Sweet cake dipped in espresso milk and drizzled with chocolate sauce. So delicious and so easy to make!

I have a love hate relationship with breakfast. If I’m not the one cooking breakfast I LOVE it. When I’m home alone in the morning the thought of making breakfast almost breaks me. Totally dramatic, I know. Often times I sit home in the morning until I realize it’s 1pm and I haven’t eaten anything. Then I jump to full on panic “I have to eat now I feel weak” mode.
Obviously I need to work on the whole making myself breakfast situation. Luckily for me I now have the recipe for this French toast. I’m pretty sure I could eat this most any morning.

This espresso angel food cake french toast is the perfect breakfast pick me up. Sweet cake dipped in espresso milk and drizzled with chocolate sauce. So delicious and so easy to make!

I got the idea for this French toast while I was working on an assignment for SheKnows. I had some leftover angel food cake and as I was trying to figure out how to use it I was making a cup of coffee. Then it hit me. Why not make a coffee flavored French toast?!

I then texted Rachel to make sure my idea was solid and I went on my marry way. The good news is that this French toast totally turned out the way I wanted it too. It’s slightly sweet, chewy and has just a hint of espresso flavor. I enjoyed it with maple syrup but I definitely preferred it with chocolate sauce. For good measure I threw on some raspberries too. That makes the dish healthy….right?

While I would totally eat this for breakfast it would also make a fabulous dessert.

This espresso angel food cake french toast is the perfect breakfast pick me up. Sweet cake dipped in espresso milk and drizzled with chocolate sauce. So delicious and so easy to make!

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Espresso Angel Food Cake French Toast

This espresso angel food cake french toast is the perfect breakfast pick me up. Sweet cake dipped in espresso milk and drizzled with chocolate sauce. So delicious and so easy to make!

Yield: 12 slices french toast

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 angel food cake, cut into 12 slices
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
  • 1 tablespoon espresso powder
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Fresh raspberries

Directions:

Slice angel food cake and set aside.

In a shallow bowl (I used a 9x9 dish) whisk together whole milk and eggs till the eggs are fully incorporated into the milk.

Once incorporated whisk in vanilla bean paste and espresso powder. Whisk until the espresso powder is fully dissolved into the milk/egg mixture.

In a large skillet add a tablespoon of butter to melt over medium heat.

Quickly soak for slices of bread in the milk mixture, making sure to coat all sides.

Let the egg mixture drip off the bread and add to the hot melted butter skillet. Cook on all sides until toasted and browned.

Continue until all pieces of cake have been fried. Add more butter in between batches if necessary.

Serve hot and with a drizzle of chocolate sauce or maple syrup. Top with fresh fruit if desired.

23 Responses to “Espresso Angel Food Cake French Toast”

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    Angie — July 8, 2013 at 7:06 am

    This looks so good, I love the combination of angel food cake and french toast, amazing!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — July 8, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Omg. What a fabulous treat!!

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    Erica — July 8, 2013 at 8:29 am

    LOVE breakfast foods- could eat them all day long. This sounds totally decadent

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    Gillie — July 8, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Did you do some kind of mind magic to create a title with my three favourite foods? Angel Food Cake, Expresso, French Toast. I cannot think of a better combination. Now where are those eggs. I think I need to get baking!

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    Tracey — July 8, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    I would be insanely happy if you wanted to come to my house and make this for me tomorrow morning! I am super lazy about making breakfast for myself too, but it really is one of the best meals of the day 🙂

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — July 8, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Seriously this is insane in the best way

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    Lynn at Order in the Kitchen — July 8, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    UMM I have the same relationship with breakfast! This looks incredible and I really want it like NOW… for dinner LOL

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    Joanne — July 8, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    I can’t live without breakfast! It’s the only way I’ll get out of bed but I only have PB+J. Though…this might have to make it into the rotation. Looks so good!

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    Terra — July 9, 2013 at 12:02 am

    You know I love your blog, but I will admit I am bad at keeping up with your lovely blog. I will be adding you to my favorite blog lists, then I won’t miss all those lovely cocktails. I plan to go back and read your cocktail recipes, I love learning about new fun drinks! Now about this recipe…..OH MY GOODNESS! There is heaven in this dish, seriously, WOW! Love the espresso addition, so perfect! Hugs, Terra

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    katie — July 9, 2013 at 11:42 am

    yum, cake for breakfast… yes please! I love when a recipe idea just “hits” you… you know its meant to be!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — July 9, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and I never miss it, but I would be extra motivated if this was on the menu!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — July 9, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    This is the best use EVER of an angel food cake! Wow, what a perfect ‘blank canvas’ for something like this. Great idea, Brandy!

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    Katelyn Brown — July 9, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    This looks so delicious! I can’t wait to try this out one morning with my latte! 🙂

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    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — July 10, 2013 at 7:38 am

    Holy moly… that is like a super decadent breakfast! Wow… It looks amazing!

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    grace — July 10, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    how inventive! this is a great idea, brandy, for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or (and?) dessert!

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    carrian — July 10, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    OH. MY. GOSH. You’re a genius. We should be friends and you should make me this

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    Reeni — July 10, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    This is so inspired! And completely heavenly. I love that it can be breakfast or dessert. Or maybe even dinner! Brinner.

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — July 10, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Now that’s a decadent breakfast treat and it’s even got the coffee right in it. 😉

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    Rachel Cooks — July 12, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Is this what we were texting about? Because it looks like it was totally successful. YUMMM. (mail me some?)

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    Peabody (Culinary Concoctions by Peabody) — July 13, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Oh my yes. All of it. Yes!

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