Angel Food Bruschetta w/ Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

I hope everyone had a fantastic Mother’s Day weekend!  After my work visits to Toronto and Buffalo, I  stopped by my parents house to spend the weekend with them and to celebrate my mom’s special day.  This was a great visit because I was able to spend some quality time with my mom and dad and also see my two best friends.  I always wish that my visits were longer, but it just reminds me of how blessed I am to have such amazing people in my life, and it makes me look forward to my next visit with them.  🙂

Saturday evening my dad and I decided to cook my mom a special meal.  My mom has a huge rhubarb bush outside, so I decided to make this Angel Food Bruschetta w/Strawberry Rhubarb Compote.  I toasted the angel food cake and served this strawberry rhubarb compote on top.  It was light, delicious, and perfect for the season.  Enjoy!


  • 4 cups 1/2-inch-wide pieces fresh rhubarb
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, hulled, halved
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint, more for garnish
  • 1, circular angel food cake, cut into 8 wedges
  • Whipped cream or ice cream for topping


  1. Combine rhubarb, sugar, water, and lemon zest in large saucepan over medium heat.  Bring to simmer, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves, about 3 minutes.  Simmer gently until rhubarb is tender but not falling apart, stirring occasionally, about 7 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in strawberries.  Transfer to a bowl, stir in mint, and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large non-stick skillet, cook cake wedges over medium-high heat 3-5 minutes or until lightly toasted.  Turn to brown evenly. (I cooked 4 wedges at a time.)
  4. On a serving plate, place angel food wedge and spoon compote over.  Dollop whipped cream or ice cream on top and garnish with fresh mint.

*Adapted from Bon Appetit



Filed under Baked Goods, Desserts

14 responses to “Angel Food Bruschetta w/ Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

  1. This is brilliant!! Toasted angel food! I could die!

  2. Oh my gosh this is wonderful. So inspired to do the angel food that way. Plus it’s just pretty.

  3. This looks to die for Kara! You’ve really done a fabulous job here!

  4. This looks amazing! Love the idea of toasting the cake! I bet your mom loved it!

  5. Mom

    It was amazing! I loved it, but most of all I loved having my baby girl home. We had a wonderful weekend. Thank you Kara for making my Mother’s Day extra special. Love you,

  6. What a fabulous recipe, this looks absolutely delicious!! 🙂

  7. I always wish visits home lasted longer. Unfortunately I missed my mom this Mother’s Day.I love the name of your recipe…sweet bruschetta 🙂

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