Strawberry Angel Food Cake is the perfect blend of fluffy angel food cake, jello, cool whip and strawberries. The whipped cream on top makes each bite even better.

Strawberry Angel Food Cake served on a plate.
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This light and fluffy angel food cake dessert is the perfect combination of ingredients. The frozen strawberries give the cake so much flavor and everything comes together perfectly.

We love to make this for special occasions or family dinner. It never disappoints and everyone always gets so excited about this strawberry angel food cake dessert.

Anytime I need a quick and easy dessert, strawberry angel food cake recipe is my go to cake recipe. If you can toss a few ingredients together, you can make this strawberry shortcake dessert!

Why you will love this recipe

  • Simple Ingredients. The ingredient list is just 5 ingredients.
  • No Bake instructions. We used a store-bought angel food cake making this recipe entirely no bake.
  • Lots of strawberry flavor. From the strawberry jello to the sliced berries, the entire mixture is packed with flavor.


Ingredients for Strawberry Angel Food Cake - jell-o, strawberries, angel food cake, cool whip.
  • Strawberry Jell-O
  • Frozen Sliced Strawberries 
  • Angel Food Cake (diced into 1 inch pieces) 
  • Cool Whip (thawed, divided) 

Get the complete ingredient list at the bottom of the post.

Substitutions and Additions

  • Angel Food Cake. You can easily use a store bought or homemade angel food cake with cream of tartar and vanilla extract for this recipe.  There are lots of great cake mix options for angel food cake in a tube pan. This is the classic angel food cake pan but feel free to use the option you prefer.
  • Fresh or Frozen Fruit. Either option is good to use in this recipe. When strawberries are in season, I often use fresh strawberries.
  • Different fruit varieties. This is delicious with strawberries but try using blueberries instead. Raspberries are also amazing. They both pair well with strawberry jello or you can swap the jello flavor as well.
  • Extra Mix-ins to try. Toss in a handful of mini marshmallows into the mixture. Another tasty option is chocolate chips or white chocolate chips.
  • More Cake Options. Instead of angel food cake, substitute brownies, yellow cake, pound cake, funfetti cake or anything you love for the cake layer.
  • Nuts. Sprinkle chopped nuts on the cake before serving for added crunch. We like peanuts, walnuts and almonds.

How to make Strawberry Angel Food Cake

Jello and strawberries in a bowl.

Step 1. Combine the jello and strawberries. Bring the water to a boil and whisk in the jell-O mix.  Move the mixture to a medium bowl (allow it to cool) and stir in the frozen sliced strawberries. 

Cake cut into squares and mixed into cool whip and Jello.

Step 2. Fold in the whipped topping and cake. Gently stir in the ½ of the cool whip and the diced angel food pieces. 

Mixture spread into baking dish.

Step 3. Place everything in the baking dish.

Dish with cake mixture chilled and ready to serve.

Step 4. Chill the mixture for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Baking dish with cake being served.

How to serve

Top with Homemade Whipped Cream when serving. It’s so easy to beat until soft peaks form using an electric mixer. I also like to add fresh strawberries. Make sure to wait to add the fresh berries and whipped topping until you are serving for best results.


How to store?

Cover the cake and refrigerate the leftovers for up to 1 week. As long as you use an airtight lid, it will stay fresh and still be amazing in the fridge.

Just note if there is topping on it, it could become soggy and change the texture. If storing up to a week, it is best to wait to add the topping if possible.

Can you make individual servings?

This cake is the perfect dessert to assemble in individual dessert portions. Try making this in clear plastic cups or dessert glasses.

You might want to try this idea for parties when it is more convenient to already have everything ready to serve. The cake will look pretty and taste great served this way.

Try this idea for another fun way to serve this cake. Just wait to add the topping before the party or when you plan to enjoy it.

Can I make this cake in advance?

Yes, feel free to make this cake ahead of time. I prefer to make it a day in advance so the flavors can blend. It is better in my opinion.

You can make it up to 2 days in advance. However, wait to add the topping until you are ready to serve.

Plus, it saves time for family dinner or the gathering I plan to serve this dessert.

Is this dessert freezer friendly?

We do not suggest freezing this dessert. The texture will change as it thaws to room temperature and becomes runny. It will not have the same consistency.

This easy no bake dessert is effortless using a store bought cake and a few simple ingredients. It comes together in a flash for the best cake.

Each bite is soft and fluffy. Try this today for an easy dessert that will be a hit.

What size store bought Angel Food cake should I use?

We used a 13 oz size angel food cake from the bakery. It was the perfect amount but you can adjust accordingly if needed.

Do you grease the baking pan?

There isn’t any need to use cooking spray before adding the mixture.

Can I use a different pan?

You can try using different pans. However, the ingredient mixture fits perfectly in a 9×13 and it is very easy to serve.

Strawberry Angel Food Cake served on a plate.

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Strawberry Angel Food Cake

5 from 3 votes
Strawberry Angel Food Cake is the perfect blend of fluffy angel food cake, jello, cool whip and strawberries. The whipped cream on top makes each bite even better.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Refrigerate 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 168


  • 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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  • 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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