Strawberry Angel Trifle Recipe
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Strawberry Angel Trifle Recipe

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I always get compliments when I bring this attractive and tasty trifle out of the refrigerator. Not only does it serve a big group nicely, I can make it ahead of time, too. —Lucille Belsham, Fort Fraser, British Columbia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) angel food cake mix
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) strawberry gelatin
  • 3/4 cup plus 1/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 5 cups fresh or frozen unsweetened strawberries, thawed and drained
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 313 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 245mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (45g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein .


  1. Prepare and bake cake mix according to package directions; cool completely. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin and 3/4 cup sugar in boiling water. Mash half of the strawberries; add to gelatin mixture. Refrigerate until slightly thickened, about 1 hour. Slice remaining strawberries; stir into the gelatin.
  2. Cut cake into 1-in. cubes. Place half in a 3-qt. trifle or glass bowl. Top with half of the gelatin mixture. Repeat. Cover and refrigerate until set, about 4 hours. In a bowl, beat cream until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Spoon over gelatin. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Strawberry Angel Trifle in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2001, p41

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Tweetybird924 226901
Reviewed May. 25, 2015

"This is good, but not too sure why you would need all that sugar that is called for. I only used 3 tbsps, and that was just in the whipping cream."

Big_Dan 226381
Reviewed May. 16, 2015

"I make this quite often for family functions, but instead of sugar I use splenda , and I use lowfat diabetic friendly pound cake instead of angel food cake. It seems like there is never enough! But, I have to have to have my heavy cream for it."

51bj 90383
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2014

"My Mom used to make this when I was a kid, I've been looking for the recipe for years. I love it!"

decavelle 204478
Reviewed May. 30, 2014

"Very goof"

cheryl6163 49938
Reviewed May. 10, 2014

"Made this strawberry trifle and it was gone so fast. Huge hit. Will make aging and again."

MamacitaDebi 38277
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2014

"We love this but make it low sugar and low fat :) Still delicious!!"

grammmapat 81320
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2014

"I would suggest draining the strawberry juice in the container for measuring the water. Then add water to the 2-cup line. This will add flavor and color to the gelatin and not waste the juice. Can't wait to try this recipe."

doylescott 90362
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2014

"the strawberry angel trifle was worth the time to make.and went down so so good. thanks."

dianafromtexas 89559
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2014

"If you want sugar free you can use Stevia, which is a plant that contains 0 calories. You can get it in most grocery stores and I would suggest a bottle of the powder form if you bake a lot. For example 1 cup of sugar has 770 calories and the same amount of Stevia has NO CALORIES. Also has no additives, preservatives or what I call chemicals. Fantastic for people with diabetes!!"

Reviewed Apr. 19, 2014

"Thank you Ruebenswife, for a great idea to do sugar free. My question is did you add any sugar or sugar subistute to the whip cream?????"

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