This light and fluffy no-bake strawberry angel food cake recipe is a nostalgic dessert that my mom used to make when I was a kid! With store-bought angel food cake, Jello, Cool Whip and frozen strawberries, this easy pink dessert recipe is great for sharing with family or taking to a party.
16oz.container frozen strawberries in sugarthe kind that also have juice, not whole frozen berries
Set out frozen strawberries to thaw while working on the rest of the recipe.
Break ½ of the angel food cake in to chunks and put in the bottom of a 9x13 pan.
Mix powdered Jello in a bowl with 2 cups boiling water.
Add strawberries immediately and stir.
You may need to use your hands to break up chunks of frozen strawberries.
Stir in spoonfuls of Cool Whip until well mixed.
Spoon ½ mixture over angel food cake in dish.
Repeat layers and set in refrigerator for several hours.
Cut in to squares and serve immediately. (Your squares won't be perfect. The gelatin is not firm.)
While I use a 9x13 pan, you can also make this in a trifle dish. Serve with a thin layer of whipped cream and sliced fresh strawberries or simply serve as is. Visit the blog post for more tips and variations that readers have shared with me over the years. This is a nostalgic recipe that brings happy memories to those who make it!