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Strawberry Angel Food Dessert

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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 dishpan 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 of 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 handwashing is the pits. But I’m seeing progress so hopefully, 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 - a no bake dessert with angel food cake cubes, strawberries and cream!

Strawberry Angel Food Dessert

A scrumptious no-bake strawberry dessert!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 8


  • 1 pound strawberries cut in half or quarters if large, tossed in sugar (unless they're nice and sweet) and frozen
  • 13-ounce angel food cake, store-bought, cut 3/4 of the cake into cubes (save the rest for another dessert!)
  • 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


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


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

Total time does not include chilling time.

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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 340Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 425mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 2gSugar: 13gProtein: 5g


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24 comments on “Strawberry Angel Food Dessert”

  1. The dessert looks super! A great recipe to use up the frozen fruit. Good job, Liz.

  2. It looks very tasty! I love ice creams during summer time

  3. Months without your kitchen??? Ouch! Hang in there, I’m sure the reno will be amazing when done:@)

  4. What a nice dessert! I know your new kitchen is going to be amazing. I wish I could remodel mine too.

  5. This is an outstanding summer recipe Liz. You are a trooper when it comes to the kitchen, I remember having more than one meltdown while trying to cook in less than great circumstances. What a process! Sharing this lovely dessert and making it soon 🙂

  6. Wow, you certainly will appreciate that new kitchen! And in the meantime, you’ve made something wonderful! A great way to celebrate spring! 

  7. What an amazing summer recipe and bursting with flavors and color!

  8. How delicious is this?! So perfect for summer; a dessert everyone would love. Even more impressive that you made it with that kitchen setup… Hope your new kitchen is done soon 🙂

  9. It is amazing what you were able to create with no kitchen. This looks so good and absolutely perfect for summer.

  10. What a good looking dessert. I can’t wait to see the photos of your finished kitchen. 

  11. Despite my ice cream love, I’ve truly never tried to make cream by myself!
    Aw, whatever, I can’t wait for my cream dessert tonight at some convenient stores maybe xD

  12. this recipe is so delicious that i tried it in my home and everyone in my family liked it

  13. I’m so excited to hear about your new kitchen!  I’m crossing my fingers that everything gets done quickly.  In the meantime, I’m on my way over for an extra serving of this gorgeous dessert!

  14. Even with your makeshift kitchen, you are still able to turn out great food, Liz! Kitchen renos are so painful, but the reward will be big in the end. Strawberry and cream is such a refreshing combo. I never get tired of it, and I would love to take a big spoon to this right now! 

  15. This is the perfect dessert to celebrate strawberry season!

  16. I’ve been on a no-bake dessert kick lately and I’ll this one to my list. Looking forward to seeing your new kitchen.

  17. Hats off to you, Liz. I don’t think I’ll be cooking if my kitchen is undergoing a renov. Lovely dessert! xoxo

  18. Strawberries, angel food cake, and whipped cream is a divine combination! I can’t wait to see your new kitchen. The wait–and make-shift temporary kitchen–will be worth it!

  19. I can’t believe what an amazing combination this was! I need to make this again ASAP!

  20. I made ii but the whipped cheese mixture “melted” in the jello. Are you supposed to cool it off first? The instruction did not say. My angel food cake absorbed all the liquid. I am hoping it does not matter once it is chilled and set.

    • Hi, Caroline,

      I just stirred in the frozen strawberries which cooled down the jello a bit. I did not cool it much longer as it shouldn’t gel. It should firm up once it’s chilled, and yes, it’s OK for the cake to absorb some of the liquid. Hope you enjoy and have a happy Easter!!

  21. I can’t believe how easy this was and boy was it GOOD!

  22. This was a huge hit at my house! My new favorite no bake dessert for summer!

  23. Such a delicious dessert! And I love that is a no bake recipe!

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