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Strawberry Shortcake French Toast

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  • Angel Food Cake cut into sticks  (I purchased loaf from my local grocery’s store bakery department)
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Fresh Strawberries, sliced
  • Whipped Cream (store bought works)


  1. Cut your angel food cake into slices or sticks and set aside.
  2. In a shallow bowl, beat the eggs, milk and vanilla.
  3. Heat a frying pan and melt the butter.  Fry the angel food cake sticks on each side until golden brown.
  4. Layer sticks, cover with fresh strawberry slices and whipped cream.

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