No-Bake Strawberry Dessert Recipe
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No-Bake Strawberry Dessert Recipe

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Convenience items such as store-bought angel food cake, frozen strawberries and instant pudding mix make preparing this refrigerated delight as simple as can be. I whip up this refreshing strawberry dessert all year round. It's particularly attractive when served in a glass dish. —Sherri Daniels, Clark, South Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 1 loaf (10-1/2 ounces) angel food cake, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 packages (.3 ounce each) sugar-free strawberry gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 package (20 ounces) frozen unsweetened whole strawberries, thawed
  • 2 cups cold 1% milk
  • 1 package (1 ounce) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed
  • Chopped fresh strawberries, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 92 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 172mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch


  1. Arrange cake cubes in a single layer in a 13-in. x 9-in. dish. In a bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water; stir in strawberries. Pour over cake and gently press cake down. Refrigerate until set, about 1 hour.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set.
  3. Spoon over gelatin layer. Spread with whipped topping. Refrigerate until serving. Garnish with chopped fresh strawberries if desired. Yield: 20 servings.
Originally published as No-Bake Strawberry Dessert in Quick Cooking January/February 2003, p61

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Reviewed May. 10, 2014

"5 star"

Reviewed May. 9, 2014

"Just a question. Do I use the juice from the thawed berries or do I discard it? I am reading the comments about the "globs". If I were to use fresh strawberries, would I need to add water to the gelatin mix? Sounds wonderful and I want to make ASAP. Thanks to anyone who can clarify this for me. Have to rate to post this comment. I am sure it will be five stars based on previous reviews."

Reviewed May. 8, 2014


Reviewed Jul. 8, 2013

"Dessert was a HUGE hit for my 4th of July party! Made a few "less healthy" changes per husband's request - used 13.5 oz. round angel food cake (couldn't find loaf), 2 small pkgs regular strawberry jello, 2 cups half & half instead of 1% milk, 1 small pkg vanilla inst. pudding. Will make again!!"

Reviewed Jun. 29, 2013

"Easy and taste great! Everyone asks for the recipe at our gatherings and are especially surprised at how easy it is to make."

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