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Strawberry Angel Food Cake is loaded with delicious strawberry flavor. This special occasion dessert is easy to make with simple ingredients.

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Strawberry Angel Food Cake Recipe:

We love making strawberries dessert for all our of special occasions. This fresh berries dessert is one of our favorite because of the simple ingredients. The combination of the ingredients gives this dessert so much flavor.

This strawberry angel food cake dessert reminds me of a strawberry shortcake. The cream texture and the amazing flavor will have you coming back for more.

Make this strawberry dessert recipe for many occasion. You can even make a strawberry trifle dessert. Add in other berries such as blueberries or raspberries for an easy dessert recipe. If you love this recipe, try this Strawberry Fluff Salad

Why we Love this Strawberry Angel Food Cake:

  • Easy Ingredients – We love that this dessert is made with simple ingredients. It also cuts down the prep time when you can use a store bought cake.
  • Quick to Make – If you need a last minute dessert, make this Angel Food Cake. Loaded with strawbery flavor and is always a crowd favorite.
  • Light and Refreshing – There is something about strawberry flavor that just makes me happy. This cake is soft, fluffy and everyone loves it.
Strawberry Jell-O, water, sliced strawberries, angel food cake, cool whip

Ingredients: 

Serves: 12 

  • Strawberry Jell-O (3 ounces)
  • Boiling Water 
  • Frozen Sliced Strawberries 
  • Angel Food Cake (diced into 1 inch pieces) 
  • Cool Whip (thawed, divided) 

How to Make Strawberry Angel Food Cake: 

  • Step 1 – Stir Jello Mix – Bring the water to a boil and stir in the strawberry jello mix.  Move the mixture to a medium bowl (allow it to cool) and stir in the frozen sliced strawberries. 
  • Step 3 – Mix in Cool Whip – Gently stir in the ½ of the cool whip and the diced angel food pieces. 
  • Step 3 – Pour into Pan – Pour the mixture into a 9X13 baking pan. 
  • Step 4 – Chill Cake – Refrigerate for at least 4 hours (or overnight).  
  • Step 5 – Top with Whipped Cream – When serving, top with the remaining Cool whip.  
  • Step 6 – Serve – Serve topped with fresh strawberries and enjoy.
Angel Food cake in a baking dish

Substitutions and Additions:

  • Angel Food Cake – You can easily use a grocery store bought or homemade angel food cake for this recipe. Making in a boxed angel food cake mix in angel food cake pan is easy to do.
  • Add in Fresh Berries – Feel free to add in more fresh berries or substitute the strawberries. You can use blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries for amazing flavor.
  • Mix-ins – This cake can be changed or ingredients added in. We recommend mini marshmallows or mini chocolate chips. Some chopped nuts would also be delicious.
  • Lemon – We love the combination of lemon and strawberry. You can easily grate some lemon zest into the mixture.
  • Change the Cake – We love the light and airy angel food cake, but you can use other options. Try this cake with pound cake, vanilla cake, or a white cake. Another fun options would be chopped up brownies. Chocolate and strawberries make the perfect combination.
  • Cream Cheese Frosting – For a delicious twist on this recipe, drizzle the top with a cream cheese frosting. You can easily make it in a small bowl with vanilla extract.
  • Powdered Sugar – This dessert would be amazing dusted with powdered sugar.
  • Jell-O – If you prefer you can also change the Jell-O mix to another flavor. The options are endless with this delicious dessert.
Angel Food cake on a plate topped with strawberries and whipped cream

Recipe Tips:

  • Jello Mix – Before mixing in the strawberries to the jell-o mix, make sure it has cooled.
  • Combining the Ingredients – When mixing in the whipped cream and angel food cake, make sure to mix by hand. You want to gently mix the ingredients together instead of using an electric mixer.
  • Chill Cake – After pouring into a baking dish, make sure to allow the angel food cake to chill. This is the perfect dessert to make ahead of time.
  • Serving – We used a regular baking dish. But you can put into smaller containers if you need to take it to multiple places.
  • Baking Angel Food Cake – If you are making fluffy angel food cake. Make sure to allow the cake to cool before mixing with other ingredients. We recommend it being at room temperature.
  • Spread Mixture – Spread the angel food cake mixture evenly in the 9×13 baking dish. The cake batter will be thick so we use a rubber spatula to spread the mixture.
Angel Food cake on a plate topped with strawberries and whipped cream

How to Prepare for a Trifle Dish:

This cake would be beautiful served in a trifle dish. Prepare the recipe as it indicates and place in a clear trifle dish.

Top with whipped topping and fresh strawberries for a amazing dessert.

Angel Food cake on a plate topped with strawberries and whipped cream

Can I Use Fresh Strawberries?

In this light and fluffy recipe we used frozen strawberries but you can also mix in fresh strawberries. It depends on the season we are in when I make this what type of strawberries I use.

This strawberry cake recipe is delicious with both fresh or frozen strawberries.

Angel food cake on a fork

How to Serve Strawberry Angel Food Cake:

This strawberry angel food cake is perfect for a potluck, special birthday or family dessert night. It is delicious just the way it is but you can easily add a side of vanilla ice cream.

If you want a hint of chocolate, drizzle the top with hot fudge syrup or caramel syrup. Top with mini chocolate chips and nuts for a delicious dessert idea.

How to Store Leftovers:

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 1 week. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I Freeze Strawberry Angel Food cake?

We think this dessert is best served when you make it. If you try to freeze the consistency will changed because of the whipped topping.

Can I Prepare Ahead of time?

Yes, you can make ahead of time. My favorite types of desserts are one that I can prepare the night before serving. It saves time and one less thing I have to worry about.

What is the Best Angel Food cake to use?

When we make this recipe, we usually get a angel food cake from the bakery section at the store. But feel free to make your own from scratch or from a mix.

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Strawberry Angel Food Cake

5 from 4 votes
Strawberry Angel Food Cake is loaded with delicious strawberry flavor. This special occasion dessert is easy to make with simple ingredients.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Refrigerate 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 168

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg Strawberry Jell-O 3 ounces
  • 1 1/4 cups Boiling Water
  • 1 pound Frozen Sliced Strawberries
  • 1 Angel Food Cake diced into 1 inch pieces
  • 16 ounces Cool Whip thawed, divided
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Instructions

  • Bring the water to a boil and stir in the jell-O mix.  Move the mixture to a large mixing bowl (allow it to cool) and stir in the frozen sliced strawberries.
  • Gently stir in the ½ of the cool whip and the diced angel food pieces.
  • Pour the mixture into a 9X13 baking pan.
  • Refrigerate for at least 4 hours (or overnight).
  • When serving, top with the remaining Cool whip.
  • Serve topped with fresh strawberries and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You can easily use a store bought or homemade angel food cake for this recipe.  
Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 168kcal, Carbohydrates 35g, Protein 4g, Fat 2g, Saturated Fat 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g, Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g, Cholesterol 6mg, Sodium 205mg, Potassium 137mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 23g, Vitamin A 71IU, Vitamin C 22mg, Calcium 71mg, Iron 0.2mg

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  1. Carrie Barnard says:

    No you do not have to on this recipe.

  2. Carrie Barnard says:

    I’m so glad you love it!

  3. Darlene says:

    5 stars
    This is DELICIOUS! Thank you for reminding me of this recipe. My mom used to make it and I had lost her recipe.

  4. Darlene says:

    Did you use an angel food loaf cake?