Delicious and Easy Angel Food Cake Churro Bites are a tasty sugar and cinnamon treat topped with glaze that the whole family will love!
Crispy Angel Food Cake Churro Bites taste just like churros with a soft center and crispy sugar crunch. If you can’t get enough churro be sure to try Churro Toffee, Classic Churros, and Churro Cheesecake Bars.
Just like a churro
Sara Lee sent me some of their new Angel Food Cake to try out, and I’m happy to say that it was super delicious! The best thing about it is it’s thaw-and-serve and allows for quick and easy customization. With it, I decided to try a new recipe and came up with some Angel Food Cake Churro Bites.
Before I say anything more I just have to tell you my hubby’s response after trying them…He tasted it and said “Oh my heavens, these taste just like Churros!” My response, “That’s what they’re suppose to be!”
His reply, “I mean, like real churros… from Disneyland!” Needless to say, he REALLLLLY liked them and devoured them pretty quickly. The kids loved them too and kept asking for the “cinnamon treats”. I was happy that we had found another quick and delicious treat to have on Sunday mornings!
How to make Angel Food Cake Churro Bites
THAW. Let your Angel Food Cake thaw. Once thaw, cube the cake. My cubes were about 1.5 inches x 1.5 inches.
FRY. Heat vegetable oil on low-medium heat. Fry cubes until golden brown.
SEASON. Once golden brown, immediately put them in the bowl with cinnamon and sugar and toss around. Continue doing this until they’re all done. For even more flavor, mix 1 cup powdered sugar with a tablespoon of milk, mix and drizzle over the bites. ENJOY!
Note: I just fried 2 sides, but feel free to fry more to get a crispier texture. You might want to keep a close eye on them so that they don’t get hard and lose the great fluff of angel food cake.
Frying temperature: Getting the right oil temperature is usually a bit tricky when frying anything. One way I check for the right temperature is to stick the end of a wooden spoon in the oil. If the oil around the spoon bubbles, then it’s ready. If it sizzles to ferociously turn down the heat. If it doesn’t bubble after a second then turn up the heat. Once you think you have the right temp add a “tester” cube. It should take 1-2 minutes on the top and bottom.
Frying Alternative: If you have one, an AIR Fryer, is a great alternative to pan frying. Preheat the air fryer for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Place the cubes in a single layer and spray with cooking oil. Fry for 8-10 minutes, or until they’re golden brown. Repeat with the remaining cubes.
Angel Food Cake: I want to note that I specifically made this recipe using Sara Lee brand Angel Food Cake. Once I finished frying the bites I let them drain on a paper towel. I have had some commenters use other brands of food cake only for their bites to absorb too much cooking oil leaving them unappetizing. Since I have not yet tried this recipe using other brands I recommend sticking to using the Sara Lee brand for best results. If you happen to use another brand with success, please leave a comment.
Dipping Sauce: If a churro isn’t awesome as it is your taste buds will certainly spin by adding a delicious sauce to dip them in
To STORE, wrap in plastic wrap or place in a Ziploc bag and store at room temp for a few days or in the fridge for up to a week.
To FREEZE, wrap tightly with foil or place in a freezer-safe bag and keep in the freezer for up to 4 months.
For more angel food cake recipes, check out:
Angel Food Cake Churro Bites Recipe
- 1 Sara Lee Angel Food Cake
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cinnamon
- vegetable oil for frying
- Let your Angel Food Cake thaw. Once thaw, cube the cake. My cubes were about 1.5 inches x 1.5 inches.
- Heat vegetable oil on low-medium heat. Fry cubes until golden brown.
- Once golden brown, immediately put them in the bowl with cinnamon and sugar and toss around. Continue doing this until they're all done.
- For even more flavor, mix 1 cup powdered sugar with a tablespoon of milk, mix and drizzle over the bites. ENJOY!
I couldnt find the frozen version so i grabbed an already baked angel food cake from the grocery store bakery and it still totally worked! Everyone raved abOut cHurro bites at my taco bar themed book club. Finding the right temperAture for the oil was the hardest part.
Glad it was a hit!! Thank you for sharing the recipe 🙂
Can you use pound cake?
Could these be made the day before. How many days do you think they would last. I’m thinking of making these for a bake sale….
They could. I probably wouldn’t do more than that, though.
Can you make these a day ahead?
Yes, you could 🙂 Enjoy!!
I cant find a frozen saralee angelfood cake anywhere
I guess it doesn’t need to be frozen, so if you can just find it anywhere in your grocery store, that should work.
After I put the cinnamon and sugar on I put the squares on a baking SHEET Then I put the icing drizzle on them. DELICIOUS!
Happy to hear you liked it! Thank you!
How far in advance can you make these and di you store them.
I store them in an air tight container & I personally would make the morning of or the night before.
So, glad you think so 🙂 Thank you!
My family loves these!! Any suggestions on helping them not be gushing with oil and every bite?! Angel food cake is like little sponges I don’t know if there’s anything that can be done to help reduce the amount of oil that it picks up. Maybe cooking it on a higher temperature?
They are oily. I would need to see if that would help. I place on paper towels, so it would soak in any extra oil.
I hear some left over angel food cake – no idea what to do with it – and an air fryer. I had my doubts that this would come out really good, or even partially good, but they came out fantastic! I melted butter and drizzled it over the cubes before air frying, but I really don’t think it added anything! Just the air fried cubes and cinnamon sugar were the bomb! I made them in single layer batches, put some Pam on a sheet of foil and popped into my mini convection oven on airfryer mode. This is my new go-to for leftover angel food cake!
That sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing your new creation. Such a great use of leftover angel food cake!
Hi! I’m wondering how long these stay good for? If I make them a few hours in advance do they hold up ok?
They should hold up just fine for a couple of hours. They obviously are the yummiest fresh, but you can store them wrap in plastic wrap or place in a Ziploc bag and store at room temp for a few days or in the fridge for up to a week.
Yummy, yummy, yummy 😋 I love every recipe that I have and believe me I have a lot!!
I want to make the angel food cake churri bites! But the first instruction says to let it thaw….does that mean I have to freeze the cake after I bake it or…? Lol I may have missed a step?…. Can’t wait to try it!
The recipe calls for a pre-made Sara Lee Angel Food Cake (frozen), so that would need to thaw. But if you are baking an angel food cake, just let is cool so it’s room temp before cutting into cubes.
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