Jello and angel food cake strawberry dessert in trifle bowl

Strawberry Jello Angel Food Cake Dessert

This no bake strawberry cake recipe is my favorite strawberry dessert that my mom used to make when I was a kid! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Jello desserts, Strawberry desserts
Prep Time 20 minutes
Setting Time 2 hours
Servings 8
Author Sharon Garofalow


  • 1 ring Angel Food Cake store-bought
  • 1 6 oz. pkg. Strawberry Jello
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 regular container frozen whipped topping like Cool Whip, thawed in fridge
  • 16 oz. container frozen strawberries in sugar the kind that also have juice, not whole frozen berries


  1. Set out frozen strawberries to thaw while working on the rest of the recipe.

  2. Boil water. 

  3. Break 1/2 of the angel food cake in to chunks and put in the bottom of a 9x13 pan.
  4. Mix powdered Jello in a bowl with 2 cups boiling water.

  5. Add strawberries immediately and stir.
  6. You may need to use your hands to break up chunks of frozen strawberries.

  7. Stir in spoonfuls of Cool Whip until well mixed.
  8. Spoon 1/2 mixture over angel food cake in dish.
  9. Repeat layers and set in refrigerator for several hours.
  10. Cut in to squares and serve immediately. (Your squares won't be perfect. The gelatin is not firm.)