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Strawberry Angel Food Dessert is a no-bake, berry-laden treat that’s light, luscious and heavenly!

It’s finally warming up around here and a no-bake strawberry dessert was one delicious dessert option. With angel food cake, berries and cream, this was a keeper.

Strawberry Angel Food Dessert on a small white oval plate with fresh berries

Strawberry Angel Food Dessert

In case you aren’t a regular blog reader, you may not know that I have no kitchen at the moment. Zilch. It’s stripped to the studs and I’ve been pulling odds and ends of frozen leftovers from our basement freezer for dinner. Not very exciting and I was getting antsy to make a dessert. Without a dishwasher. Yes, crazy town around here.

This strawberry angel food dessert fit the bill. My family loves strawberry desserts, like this Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie!

Made with fresh berries, my homemade version of Cool Whip, cubes of angel food cake and a little help from a box of jello, making this sweet treat was worth the risk of dish pan hands! Whether or not you have an oven, this strawberry dessert is a winner.

Strawberry Angel Food Dessert in a 9 x 13 inch rectangular ceramic dish

No-Bake Strawberry Dessert

As the temps climb, you won’t want to heat up your house when that dessert craving hits.  No-bake recipes are the perfect solution.

Using a couple shortcuts, like store-bought angel food cake and a box of jello make this a slick dessert to throw together. The strawberry jello enhances the berry flavor plus helps the whipped cream stabilize. The cake adds the structure and another texture to the mix.

I put this together in my makeshift kitchen in the basement, which is basically a card table with a hot plate. Next to the circuit breaker and sump pump. Classy, eh? The hand washing is the pits. But I’m seeing progress so hope I’ll have a spankin’ new kitchen in a couple of months.

Makeshift basement kitchen with a card table, mixer, buckets of kitchen supplies

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Strawberry Angel Food Dessert

Strawberry Angel Food Dessert

A scrumptious no-bake strawberry dessert!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 8

Ingredients

  • 1 pound strawberries cut in half or quarters if large, tossed in sugar (unless they're nice and sweet) and frozen
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup heavy cream, whipped to soft peaks
  • 3-ounce package strawberry jello

Instructions

Cut and freeze berries. Toss in a bit of sugar first if they're not sweet enough. When berries are frozen, proceed with the recipe.

Beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Add whipped cream and beat until stiff peaks form. Set aside.

Dissolve jello in 1 1/4 cups boiling water, add frozen strawberries and stir. Fold in the whipped cream mixture before the jello gels.

Gently fold in cubed cake and scrape mixture out into a 9 x 13-inch pan. Smooth top with an off-set spatula. Chill until set.

Notes

You will need to freeze your strawberries before starting the recipe.

Total time does not include chilling time.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 207 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 48mg Sodium: 90mg Carbohydrates: 15g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 10g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 2g
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