Strawberry Shortcake With Angel Food Cake

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE WITH ANGEL FOOD CAKE

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We’ve taken the timeless classic of strawberry shortcake and lightened it up with angel food cake. This dessert is so delicious, using light and airy angel food cake, which perfectly complements the juicy sweetness of ripe strawberries and velvety whipped cream. Whether you’re hosting a summer party or simply craving a taste of nostalgia, this strawberry shortcake with angel food cake is sure to steal the show and leave everyone craving more.

Why You Will Love This Strawberry Shortcake

  • It is made with angel food cake instead of biscuits.
  • This recipe is super easy to make and there is no baking required!
  • The angel food cake adds a soft, fluffy texture.
  • The delicious strawberry flavor comes through in each bite.
  • It is topped with whipped cream.
  • It is lightened up and healthier than traditional strawberry shortcake with the same classic flavors.
  • We made individual servings by slicing the angel food cake and topping it with the strawberry mixture and whipped cream.
  • You don’t need an electric hand mixer, stand mixer, or any special equipment to make this recipe.
  • It is the perfect refreshing and easy no-bake dessert for spring and summer!

What Is Strawberry Shortcake With Angel Food Cake?

This strawberry shortcake made with angel food cake is a delicious variation of the classic strawberry shortcake dessert. Instead of using traditional shortcake, a biscuit-like cake, we used angel food cake. Angel food cake is light, airy, and soft. We sliced the angel food cake and made individual servings! We layered each piece of angel food cake with the fresh strawberry mixture and topped with whipped cream.

Ingredients Needed

Ingredients for strawberry shortcake
  • Strawberries: Use two pounds of fresh strawberries for this recipe. Clean the strawberries and then chop them into small pieces.
  • Angel Food Cake: Use one angel food cake loaf or an angel food cake.
  • Whipped Cream: Use your whipped topping of choice or a dairy-free version. Some options are light Cool Whip, CocoWhip, and TruWhip.
  • Sweetener: Mix a small amount of sugar or your sweetener of choice with the chopped strawberries.
  • Vanilla: Add a splash of vanilla extract for another layer of flavor.
  • Lemon Juice: Add some fresh lemon juice to the chopped strawberries.

How To Make Strawberry Shortcake With Angel Food Cake

Step 1: Wash and dry the strawberries. Then, chop them into small pieces.

Chopped strawberries in a bowl

Step 2: Add the chopped strawberries to a bowl. Then, add the sugar, vanilla extract, and lemon juice.

Chopped strawberries in bowl with lemon and sugar

Step 3: Thoroughly mix the ingredients in the bowl. After that, lightly mash the strawberries to release some of the juices.

Step 4: Slice the angel food cake loaf or angel food cake into twelve pieces.

Sliced angel food cake

Step 5: Assemble the individual servings of strawberry shortcake. Add a slice of angel food cake to a plate, followed by a layer of the strawberry mixture.

Strawberry mixture on angel food cake

After that, top with whipped cream and continue this process with the rest of the ingredients.

Assembled strawberry shortcake

Serving Suggestions

There are so many ways to serve this strawberry shortcake. One option is to assemble and serve it on a plate. Add a slice of angel food cake and top with the strawberry mixture and whipped cream.

Or, assemble it in individual airtight jars, Mason jars, containers, or cups. You can cut the angel food cake into 1-inch pieces so it fits in the jar. Layer the jar with the cake and strawberries, and top with whipped cream when ready to serve.

Another option is to layer this dessert in a trifle dish. Start with a layer of angel food cake, then add a layer of the strawberry mixture, followed by whipped cream, and continue until you reach the top of the dish.

Expert Tips

  • Use Ripe Strawberries: Use fresh ripe, sweet, and juicy strawberries for the best flavor. The quality of the strawberries you use will impact the taste of this dessert.
  • Angel Food Cake: We used a store-bought angel food cake to keep this recipe simple. If you prefer, you can make a homemade version.
  • Evenly Cut The Cake: Cut the angel food cake or loaf into twelve even-sized pieces.
  • Whipped Cream To Use: Use your favorite whipped cream in this recipe or a non-dairy whipped cream. Some options are CocoWhip, TruWhip, and CoolWhip. Or, you can make your own homemade whipped cream from heavy cream.

Storage Instructions

It is best to store any leftover ingredients separately and assemble the strawberry shortcake when you are ready to enjoy it again. Store the sliced angel food cake in an airtight bag at room temperature. Store the strawberry mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Then, assemble when ready to serve. You can store the angel food cake and strawberry mixture separately for 1-2 days.

Variations

  • Add Lemon: We added fresh lemon juice to the chopped strawberry mixture for a fresh, citrusy flavor. You can also add a pinch of lemon zest.
  • Drizzle With Chocolate: For the flavors of strawberry and chocolate, drizzle some melted chocolate or chocolate sauce over top before serving.
  • Add Coconut: Sprinkle coconut flakes or shredded coconut over top for added flavor and texture.
  • Add Fresh Berries: You can top this strawberry shortcake with fresh raspberries or blueberries. Or, add them in with the chopped strawberry mixture for another delicious flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Strawberry Shortcake Healthy?

This strawberry shortcake is made with angel food cake rather than a biscuit-like shortbread. It is a healthier version and we have lightened it up while keeping the delicious classic flavors. We only added two teaspoons of sugar to the strawberry mixture. Or, you can use your sweetener of choice or a sugar-free sweetener. Also, you can use light whipped cream or a dairy-free version. This is a lighter version of the traditional dessert!

How Long Does Strawberry Shortcake Last?

This strawberry shortcake is best enjoyed after making it. You can store any leftover ingredients such as the angel food cake and strawberry mixture for up to two days. Store them in separate airtight containers and store the strawberries in the refrigerator. You can store the angel food cake at room temperature or in the fridge. Then, assemble when you are ready to enjoy it again.

Is Strawberry Shortcake Made From Angel Food Cake?

Traditional strawberry shortcake is made with shortcake, which has a texture similar to biscuits. However, you can also make strawberry shortcake with angel food cake for an easier and lighter option! We used angel food cake in this recipe and it makes for a delicious dessert.

What Is Angel Food Cake Made Of?

Angel food cake is similar to sponge cake, but more light and airy. The main ingredients it is made from are whipped egg whites, cake flour, and sugar. Angel food cake usually doesn’t contain any oil or butter, which is why its texture is light and fluffy. Also, it is typically baked in a tube pan, a type of cake pan.

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STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE WITH ANGEL FOOD CAKE

Recipe by Shawna
5.0 from 2 votes
Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

12

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

1

minute
Calories

120

kcal

This strawberry shortcake with angel food cake is a delicious dessert! The angel food cake compliments the ripe juicy strawberries and velvety whipped cream.

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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds of fresh strawberries, cleaned and chopped

  • 1, 11 oz angel food loaf or one angel food cake

  • 3/4 CUP TruWhip, light Cool Whip, CocoWhip, or whipped cream of choice

  • 2 teaspoons sugar or sweetener of choice

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions

  • Wash and dry the strawberries. Then, chop them into small pieces.
  • Add the chopped strawberries to a large bowl. Then, add the sugar, vanilla extract, and lemon juice to the bowl.
  • Thoroughly mix the ingredients in the bowl. After that, lightly mash the strawberries with a potato masher or fork to release some of the juices.
  • Slice the angel food cake loaf or your angel food cake into 12 even pieces.
  • Assemble the individual pieces of strawberry shortcake. Add a slice of angel food cake to the serving plate, followed by a layer of the strawberry mixture, and top with whipped cream. Continue this process with the rest of the ingredients to make more servings and enjoy!

Recipe Video

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Notes

  • WW Points™: 3 points per serving using TruWhip, light Cool Whip, or sugar-free whipped cream, and a sugar-free sweetener
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  • Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently. It could vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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Nutrition Facts

12 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories120
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 1.7g 2%
    • Saturated Fat 1g 5%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 257mg 11%
  • Potassium 117mg 4%
  • Total Carbohydrate 25.3g 9%
    • Dietary Fiber 1.5g 4%
    • Sugars 15.6g
  • Protein 2g 4%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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