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Strawberry Angel Food Cake

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This sweet and fluffy strawberry angel food cake dessert is the perfect mix of strawberries, jello, and Cool Whip!
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  1. Strawberry Angel Food Cake Ingredients
  2. How to Make This Strawberry Angel Food Cake Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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This strawberry angel food cake is a cross between a strawberry shortcake and jello. Creamy strawberry mousse filled with bursts of juicy strawberries is layered with fluffy angel food cake to make this sweet no-bake dessert. 

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Strawberry Angel Food Cake Ingredients

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You’ll need:

  • 2 (3-ounce) packages of strawberry jello mix
  • ¾ cup of boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 16 ounces of frozen sliced strawberries
  • 3 (8-ounce) containers of Cool Whip, thawed
  • Angel food cake (store-bought or homemade)
  • Fresh strawberries for garnish

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

FRUIT: I also sometimes replace the frozen strawberries inside with fresh fruit, especially during strawberry season. I also love using an assortment of fresh berries including blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and more! 

MIX-INS: Throw mini marshmallows or mini white chocolate chips into the mix with this strawberry jello angel food cake dessert. These will definitely make the kids squeal with delight.

CAKE: You could swap out the plain angel food cake for pound cake, chocolate cake, vanilla sponge cake, or even brownies.

Store-bought premade angel food cake or a boxed angel food cake mix work perfectly fine. You can even make homemade angel food cake if you have a tried and true recipe you prefer. 

LEMON: If you are looking for an extra burst of lemon in this delicious recipe, add lemon zest on top of the cake.

OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS

This fruity no-bake dessert doesn’t have to be made in a pan as long as you adjust for the amount you need in different containers. From casserole dishes to personal cups to trifle bowls, how you serve and how much you serve at once is totally up to you.

How to Make This Strawberry Angel Food Cake Recipe

STEP ONE: Mix the packages of strawberry jello, boiling water, and lemon juice in a small bowl. Stir well until completely dissolved and set aside.

strawberries, water, and lemon juice folded together

STEP TWO: In a large bowl, combine 2 of the containers of Cool Whip, sliced strawberries, and the jello mixture. Mix well.

STEP THREE: Tear the prepared angel food cake into pieces and mix them into the jello and Cool Whip mixture.

PRO TIP:

If you are baking the angel food cake yourself for this recipe, make sure to let the cake cool to room temperature before adding it so that it doesn’t make the other ingredients too warm.

cool whip, strawberries, jello and angel food cake folded together

STEP FOUR: Spread evenly into a 9 x 13-inch dish. Top with the remaining container of Cool Whip. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours to overnight.

cool whip spread on the cake mixture

STEP FIVE: Garnish the top of the cake with fresh strawberries prior to serving.

Strawberry Angel Food Cake in a baking dish

PRO TIP:

This cake needs at least 4 to 5 hours in the fridge so that the layers of cake can soak up all of the flavors. Overnight is even better.

How To Serve

This perfect dessert comes together so easily that you don’t need a special occasion to make it. No matter when you serve it, make sure to add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side and strawberry lemonade to drink.

​​This strawberry angel food dessert also has such pretty pink color as well, so it’s beautiful and delicious. For more easy cakes that will impress guests, check out our banana split cake. and our Hawaiian wedding cake.

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: If you haven’t finished this angel food cake dessert, simply store the rest in the fridge. Wrapping it with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and putting it in the fridge is all you have to do.

IN THE FREEZER: We don’t recommend freezing this strawberry dessert recipe as the consistency would change upon thawing.

overhead shot of Strawberry Angel Food Cake with a slice on a spoon

This is a delicious dessert that is loved by anyone who tries it. The airy angel food cake, creamy strawberry jello mousse, and juicy strawberries have just enough sweetness to make it a refreshing, summery dessert.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I freeze this strawberry cake recipe?

We don’t recommend freezing this strawberry dessert recipe as the consistency would change upon thawing.

Since it takes such little time to whip up, plan to make it from scratch right before you are ready to use it. 

Can I make this delicious dessert recipe ahead of time?

This heavenly strawberry angel food cake dessert needs to sit in the fridge for several hours to soak in all the yummy flavors, so it is best to make it the day before serving.

Should I use store-bought or homemade angel food cake in this recipe?

This great recipe will work with any type of angel food cake you’d like. Pre-made from your local grocery store, a boxed cake mix, or homemade will all give you the same airy cake that will make this recipe amazing.

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Strawberry Angel Food Cake

5 from 4 votes
This sweet and fluffy strawberry angel food cake dessert is the perfect mix of strawberries, jello, and Cool Whip!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 2 (3-ounce) packages strawberry jello mix
  • ¾ cup boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 16 ounces frozen sliced strawberries
  • 3 (8-ounce) containers Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1 angel food cake
  • Fresh strawberries, for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Mix the packages of strawberry jello, boiling water, and lemon juice in a small mixing bowl. Stir well until completely dissolved and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine 2 of the containers of Cool Whip, sliced strawberries, and the jello mixture. Mix well.
  • Tear the prepared angel food cake into pieces and mix into the jello Cool Whip mixture.
  • Spread evenly into a 9 x 13 dish. Top with the remaining container of Cool Whip. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours to overnight.
  • Garnish with fresh strawberries prior to serving.

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Notes

  • This fruity no-bake dessert doesn’t have to be made in a pan as long as you adjust for the amount you need in different containers. From casserole dishes to personal cups to trifle bowls, how you serve and how much you serve at once is totally up to you.
  • If you are baking the cake yourself for this recipe, make sure to let the cake cool to room temperature before adding it so that it doesn’t make the other ingredients too warm.
  • This cake needs at least 4 to 5 hours in the fridge so that the layers of cake can soak up all of the flavors. Overnight is even better.

Nutrition

Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Darrell L Cole says

    5 stars
    I made this only used 2 8×8 pans and took one to my neighbor. She called me later and asked for the recipe. I ut in a good word for you .

  2. Lori Pennington says

    5 stars
    I have never tried heaven on earth cake but I will be trying it on fathers day for sure thank you for the recipe……

  3. Laura Robinson says

    We have been calling this Pink Party Dessert for 60 years now. Very delicious for a summer picnic or get together!♡♡