Photo: Romulo Yanes; Styling: Kira Corbin
Hands-on Time
10 Mins
Total Time
25 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 cake slice and 1/3 cup berry mixture)

Use good aged vinegar for the best flavor.

How to Make It

Combine sugar and vinegar in a large bowl; stir until sugar dissolves. Add berries; toss gently to coat. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spoon berries and sauce over cake slices.

Ratings & Reviews

An odd combo

June 23, 2015
This just was not to our liking. I don't feel it worked with the cake. I would however serve the balsamic & brown sugar macerated strawberries over a spinach salad or mixed greens. But definitely never again with cake. Must be an acquired taste. 

itravel's Review

December 05, 2014

SingingGourmand's Review

September 30, 2013
Easy, elegant and unexpected. My guests were delighted!

Camillka's Review

May 06, 2013
If you are seeking an easy, but elegant dessert, this recipe was made for you. The snap of balsamic vinegar mixed with brown sugar, plus the flavor of the strawberries is incredible. It is an interesting dessert and everyone has loved it. I add sprigs of mint for additional color and shaved dark chocolate. Voila!

NevaWP's Review

May 05, 2013
This was easy and amazing! Got rave reviews!

SweetBeeCottage's Review

March 19, 2013
The combination of the tang from the vinegar, the sweetness from the strawberries, and the lightness of the angel food cake made this a refreshing spring or summer dessert. Yum!