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Strawberry Angel Food Dessert

If you like easy desserts that can be assembled in under 10 minutes, then you’ll love this one!

Strawberry angel food dessert is an easy treat made with angel food cake, Jell-O, and sliced fresh strawberries.

Strawberry angel food dessert in white casserole dish with forks and strawberries surrounding it.

Easy 4-Ingredient Dessert

Everyone loves a fresh strawberry dessert but when I have to feed a crowd, this recipe is a wonderful option! Not only is it delicious, but it’s also made ahead of time for an easy potluck dessert.

  • Strawberry Jell-O is combined with Cool Whip frozen whipped topping, chunks of store-bought angel food cake and fresh strawberries.
  • It’s an easy dessert to serve to a large crowd.
  • It’s fast to put together, budget-friendly and kids love this one!
Ingredients to make recipe including pre-made angel food cake, bowl of strawberries, box of jell-o, and container of coolwhip whipped topping.

Recipe Ingredients

JELL-O: Grab a box of strawberry jello from the store. You can use regular or sugar-free version which is usually sweetened with stevia. Any brand of jello will work, as long as it’s strawberry flavored.

CAKE: To save time, this recipe uses a store-bought angel food cake. I had to go to 2 grocery stores to find one. They’re usually located in the bakery. You’ll need half of a large cake, or one full 8″ angel food cake which equals about 7 cups when ripped into chunks.

We’re big angel food cake fans over here. Recently I made chocolate angel food cake and I think it’s my new favorite!

WHIPPED TOPPING: You’ll find the whipped topping in the freezer section near pie crusts. Most grocery stores have Cool Whip whipped topping. Some have their own store brand versions.

STRAWBERRIES: I used fresh strawberries, but you can also use frozen. Just thaw and drain them first to remove excess liquid.

Four images showing steps to make recipe including making jello, adding whipped cream, adding chunks of cake and mixing together - all in white bowl with spatula.

How To Make Strawberry Angel Food Dessert

This dessert comes together in two steps.

  1. Prep the Jell-O and add in sliced strawberries. Chill until almost set.
  2. Add the whipped topping according to the recipe instructions below.
  3. Rip up the angel food cake, stir into the dessert. Pour into a large dish and refrigerate until set.
  4. Serve and enjoy!
Close up of angel food dessert with small bowl of the dessert beside the casserole dish with a spoon inside the empty spot.

Recipe Tips

  • Let whipped topping thaw overnight in the fridge before using. It will produce a creamier consistency that’s easier to work with.
  • Use a store-bought angel food cake for this recipe. It’s just not worth the time to make one. The cake will be soaked in the dessert mixture and all the hard work to make one will be lost.
  • Use fresh strawberries if possible. They will create better results. However, if they’re out of season and too expensive, then frozen ones will also work.
  • Angel food cake should be ripped into large chunks, not small bite-size pieces. The chunks will shrink down as they absorb the dessert liquid and create the perfect consistency for this style of dessert.
  • For best results, let the dessert chill in the fridge for a minimum 2 hours before serving. You can also make this recipe the night before your plan to serve.
  • Save a few fresh strawberries to add to the top of the dessert for a beautiful presentation.
Close up of whipped strawberry dessert in glass bowl with a fork beside and full dessert dish blurred in background.

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Strawberry Angel Dessert

A simple dessert made with only 4-ingredients!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 oz strawberry Jell-O
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 8" store-bought angel food cake - (about 7 cups)
  • 3 cups frozen whipped topping
  • 5 sliced strawberries - for topping

Instructions

  • Mix the Jell-O according to the box instructions. Add in 1 cup of sliced strawberries. Refrigerate until it begins to set (mine took about 1 ½ hours).
  • When Jell-O is almost set, stir in the whipped topping.
  • Rip the angel food cake into large chunks. Add them into the strawberry mixture and gently press down into liquid to soak it up. Mix together.
  • Pour the dessert into a casserole dish and spread evenly. Top with sliced strawberries. Cover and refrigerate until set, 1-2 hours. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

  • Let whipped topping thaw overnight in the fridge before using. It will produce a creamier consistency that’s easier to work with.
  • Use a store-bought angel food cake for this recipe. It’s just not worth the time to make one. The cake will be soaked in the dessert mixture and all the hard work to make one will be lost.
  • Use fresh strawberries if possible. They will create better results. However, if they’re out of season and too expensive, then frozen ones will also work.
  • Angel food cake should be ripped into large chunks, not small bite-size pieces. The chunks will shrink down as they absorb the dessert liquid and create the perfect consistency for this style of dessert.
  • For best results, let the dessert chill in the fridge for a minimum 2 hours before serving. You can also make this recipe the night before your plan to serve.
Nutrition
Calories: 657kcal | Carbohydrates: 145g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1205mg | Potassium: 351mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 80g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 207mg | Iron: 1mg

Please note these nutritional values provided above are just an estimate. Actual numbers will vary based on brands and ingredients you choose, and your preferred portion sizes.

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