Three Ways To Heaven Cake

Three Ways To Heaven Cake

What are the three ways to heaven, you ask? The three fruit-filled layers of this delicious angel food cake. They're so sweet and tasty they'll make you feel like you're floating in the clouds! Try this Three Ways to Heaven Cake and you'll understand why. Of all the heavenly easy cake recipes we've seen, this is one of our favorites!


  • 6 eggs, separated into yolks and whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 cup cake crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons gelatine
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 cup apricot puree
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 cups whipping cream


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Beat egg yolks well, adding sugar gradually.
  3. Fold in water and vanilla and lemon flavorings.
  4. Fold in cake rumbs.
  5. Beat egg whites until frothy. Add tartar and salt. Beat until still.
  6. Fold egg white mixture into yolk mixture. Pour into ungreased angel food pan and bake 1 hour at 325 degrees.
  7. When cake is cool, remove from pan. Split into three layers.


Prepare filling:

  1. Sprinkle gelatin over cold water and let stand 10 minutes. Dissolve by placing in a pan of hot water.
  2. Drain pineapple and puree apricots. Set aside.
  3. Whip cream, and slowly whip in gelatin.
  4. Divide gelatin and whipped cream mixture into three parts.
  5. Add one fruit to each of the three parts (pineapple, apricot and raspberry). Mix thoroughly.
  6. Spread one fruit mixture onto each of the cake layers.
  7. Frost sides and center of cake with plain whipped cream. Sprinkle top of cake with nuts.




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Cake flour - not cake crumbs. I looked at a 1950's recipe for the same cake. An unfortunate and confusing misprint.

Glad I wasn't the only one is question about the cake crumbs. It sounds like a very delicious cake. Maybe we should give it a least once.

I'm with you, Carmel Mc Hale, i think its a good idea to buy the angle food cake and then add the fillings.

Three Ways to Heaven sounds way too complicated for me, sounds more like kitchen hell.

I think this recipe sounds far too complicated and to have to buy a cake to make a cake sounds too offbeat for me. If anybody tries this I hope you will let us all know how it turns out.

Hi Blair - I must assume that you want me to purchase or first make an angle food cake then crumble it up - right, thanks Carol

Hi ww0798 9590474, cullscorner, and cken: I think you can buy a pre-made (and inexpensive) cake and crumble it for these purposes or use cookie crumbs, if you like. Thanks! Blair, Editor,

What kind of cake...white, pound, lemon? Cookies...what flavor or kind? What did you use? Thank you!

Have no idea what you mean when you say cake crumbs.

I emailed them to ask what they are talking about, if I get an answer I will post it

What are the "cake crumbs"????? where do I get them from?

Exactly what I was wondering. Can we use cookie crumbs? are we supposed to make a cake first and then use the crumbs? I don't think so. This recipe is complicated enough!

Instead of flour, using crumbled up cake for some substance. Not sure if it should be stale to have a crumbled cookie texture. I once used fresh cake in a recipe for boubon balls and it just didn't work out right. This does sound good, but I would make it easier by just buying a nice, fresh angel food cake (these are pretty cheap)....and then use the filling recipe and whipped cream frosting.


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