Strawberries and Cream Angel Food Cake Trifle

This Strawberry Angel Food Cake Trifle is so good and so easy to make. It only takes about 10 minutes to assemble, which makes it great for entertaining!

It’s practically our Strawberries and Cream Angel Food Cake, but in trifle form! It makes for a super easy dessert that effortlessly feeds a whole crowd.

Strawberry Angel Food Cake Trifle in a trifle dish

Creamy & Light

Every now and then I get this great idea for a new recipe. Sometimes it’s a flop and other times it turns out FABULOUS. This next dessert just happens to be one of those. 🙂

What I love about this strawberry angel food cake trifle is that it isn’t too rich and is creamy and light. It reminds me a bit of Strawberry Shortcake but it’s obviously different since it’s made with Angel Food Cake.

I’ll definitely be making this one again and soon because it is so easy to throw together! In fact, it’s perfect to bring to your next gathering because it can feed a crowd without much effort.

Angel food cake cut into cubes for angel food trifle

Ingredient Tips

Angel food: Angel food cake was used to make this trifle. I love how light and fluffy the texture is. You can use your favorite angel food cake recipe, buy a boxed mix, or even purchase a plain angel food cake at your local bakery. 

Strawberries: Picking a good strawberry will really make this dish shine. A perfectly ripe strawberry is a deep red color with no green or white spots. It should not be too mushy but have a good solid texture with a bright green top. They will also have a nice sweet aroma. 

Pudding: We opted for white chocolate pudding, but you can easily substitute it for your favorite white pudding such as vanilla or cheesecake pudding. 

Sliced strawberries for strawberry angel food cake dessert

How to Make an Angel Food Trifle

CUT & SLICE. Begin by cutting your angel food cake into 1 inch squares. Set aside. Slice all of your strawberries.

CREAM MIXTURE. Make the cream mixture by making your pudding as directed on the box. Add the large tub of cool whip and mix well.

LAYER. Make the trifle by adding ½ cream mixture to the bottom. Then add your angel food cake squares. Then add your strawberry slices. Top off with the other half of the cream mixture and then a strawberry on top.

Note: You can create more layers by doing ⅓ cream mixture instead. Then add ½ angel food squares, half the strawberries, ⅓ cream mixture and repeat the layers.

Variations

If you wish, you can easily add other berries such as raspberries and blueberries. 

Another yummy change would be to add white chocolate shavings to the top or even layer in white chocolate chips. 

Layering angel food trifle in a trifle dish

Making Ahead & Storing

Making this ahead of time: I would suggest only making this the day of, otherwise the excess strawberry juice and the cream will seep into the cake and eventually make it soggy. To store it before eating cover the trifle dish with a piece of cling wrap or foil to keep it fresh.

 If you want to prepare the ingredients 1-2 days in advance you can store the different ingredients in separate containers until you are ready to assemble the trifle. 

Leftovers: Store any leftover trifle, covered, in the fridge.

Strawberries and Cream Angel Food Cake Trifle

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Strawberry Angel Food Cake Trifle Recipe

5 from 7 votes
This Strawberry Angel Food Cake Trifle is so good and so easy to make. It only takes about 10 minutes to assemble, which makes it great for entertaining!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 219 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 angel food cake
  • 1 1/2-2 pints strawberries sliced
  • 3.3 oz white chocolate instant pudding mix
  • 2 cups milk
  • 16 oz Cool Whip

Instructions
 

  • Begin by cutting your angel food cake into 1 inch squares. Set aside.
  • Slice all of your strawberries.
  • Make the cream mixture by making your pudding as directed on the box. Add the large tub of cool whip and mix well.
  • Make the trifle by adding ½ cream mixture to the bottom. Then add your angel food cake squares. Then add your strawberry slices. Top off with the other half of the cream mixture and then a strawberry on top.
  • Add more layers by doing ⅓ cream mixture instead. Then add ½ angel food squares, half the strawberries, ⅓ cream mixture and repeating the layers.

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. Strawberries and Cream Angel Food Cake Trifle?!! No way! My hubby will love me even more now! Thanks for sharing.

  2. LOVE it! I can’t wait to make this. These are the kind of recipes I love – simple, quick & easy!

    THANK YOU!!! 🙂

  3. How many would you say this serves? I know about 1 cup of strawberries is a serving, but I didn’t know if that’s how you decided on the strawberry to cake ratio.

  4. Looks easy & yummy! In the ingredient list is 2 cups of milk; however, where do you use it in the directions?

  5. 5 stars
    I can’t even tell you how much my family loves this! The creamy layer in between the food cake & strawberries is amazing!