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Strawberry Angel Trifle

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


  • 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


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

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  • Stephanie
    May 28, 2018

    I love angel food cakes and this recipe takes a great dessert and throws it over the top! I made my own angel food cake using Ina Garten's lemon angel food cake recipe. Otherwise, I made it exactly as written. Great dessert! And very easy too!

  • russelkl
    Dec 23, 2016

    I've made this several times and it was a hit!

  • Tweetybird924
    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
    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
    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
    May 30, 2014

    Very goof

  • cheryl6163
    May 10, 2014

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

  • MamacitaDebi
    Apr 21, 2014

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

  • grammmapat
    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
    Apr 19, 2014

    the strawberry angel trifle was worth the time to make.and went down so so good. thanks. [email protected]