August 31, 2023Review Recipe
Table of Contents
- Strawberry Angel Food Cake Dessert Ingredients
- Strawberry Angel Food Cake Substitutions And Additions
- How To Make This Angel Food Cake With Strawberries Dessert
- How To Serve Strawberry Angel Food Dessert
- How To Store Angel Food Cake with Strawberries
- Strawberry Angel Food Cake Dessert FAQs
- More Recipes You’ll Love
- JUMP TO RECIPE
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.
Strawberry Angel Food Cake Dessert Ingredients
Strawberry angel food dessert is a delectably light and airy dessert with a subtle sweetness that is perfect for those who love a dessert that isn’t too overpowering.
The perfect combination of fluffy angel food cake and juicy strawberries, this dessert melts in your mouth with every bite, leaving you craving more.
- 2 (3-ounce) packages of strawberry Jell-O mix
- ¾ cup of boiling water
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 3 (8-ounce) containers of Cool Whip, thawed
- 16 ounces of frozen sliced strawberries
- Angel food cake (store-bought or homemade)
- Fresh strawberries for garnish
Strawberry Angel Food Cake 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 works 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.
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 Angel Food Cake With Strawberries Dessert
The ingredients get mixed together, combining the creamy mixture with the cake and spread in a pan to chill. Dig in and enjoy!
STEP ONE: Mix the packages of strawberry Jell-O, boiling water, and lemon juice in a small bowl. Stir well until completely dissolved and set aside.
STEP TWO: In a large bowl, combine 2 of the containers of Cool Whip, sliced strawberries, and the Jell-O mixture. Mix well.
STEP THREE: Tear the prepared angel food cake into pieces and mix them into the Jell-O and Cool Whip mixture.
OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS
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.
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.
STEP FIVE: Garnish the top of the cake with fresh strawberries prior to serving.
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 Strawberry Angel Food Dessert
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.
If you want to add a bit of crunch to the mix, consider adding a drizzle of hot fudge sauce or sprinkling crushed nuts atop your creation.
This strawberry angel food dessert also has a 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.
How To Store Angel Food Cake with Strawberries
Here are some tips to help you keep your cake fresh and delicious for as long as possible.
MAKE AHEAD: If you’re planning ahead for a special occasion or simply want to get a head start on your dessert preparations, you can make this Strawberry Angel Food Cake ahead of time. Once the cake has completely cooled, wrap it tightly with plastic wrap or place it in an airtight container.
Store it at room temperature for up to 2 days before frosting and serving. This way, you can focus on other tasks and have a freshly frosted cake ready to enjoy when you need it.
IN THE FRIDGE: If you haven’t finished this angel food cake dessert, simply store the rest in the fridge. Wrap it with plastic wrap or aluminum foil before putting it in the fridge.
IN THE FREEZER: We don’t recommend freezing this strawberry dessert recipe as the consistency would change upon thawing.
This is a delicious dessert that is loved by anyone who tries it. The airy angel food cake, creamy strawberry Jell-O mousse, and juicy strawberries have just enough sweetness to make this strawberry angel food cake a refreshing, summery dessert.
Strawberry Angel Food Cake Dessert FAQs
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.
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.
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 Dessert with Angel Food Cake
- 6 ounces strawberry jello mix
- ¾ cup boiling water
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 24 ounces Cool Whip, thawed
- 16 ounces frozen sliced strawberries
- 1 angel food cake
- fresh strawberries, for garnish
- 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.
- 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.