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Strawberry Angel Food Cake is the perfect healthy summer dessert

Strawberry Angel Food Cake

This light and airy Strawberry Angel Food Cake is an amazing summer dessert filled with a sweet strawberry jam and frosted with a delicious homemade whipped cream.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword strawberry angel food cake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 292kcal
Author Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell



  • 1 Angel food cake
  • 16 ounces Strawberries finely chopped, set aside extra strawberries if you’d like to use them for decoration at the end.
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon juice

Stabilized Whipped Cream Frosting:

  • 2 cups Heavy cream
  • ¾ cup Powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon Powdered gelatin
  • 1 tablespoon Warm water


  • In a small saucepan over medium heat combine the strawberries, sugar, and cornstarch.
  • Mix together well and continue stirring and lightly mashing the berries to break them down a little more as the mixture heats and begins to bubble.
  • Cook for approximately 10-15 minutes, until the strawberry mixture begins to thicken. You’ll know it is ready when the strawberry filling coats the spoon and slowly drips off of it.
  • Remove the strawberry filling from the heat, stir in the lemon juice, and let cool completely. For best results let it cool to room temperature then put it in an airtight container and place it in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Cut the prepared angel food cake in half horizontally. Set the top half to the side and place the bottom half on your cake plate.
  • In the bottom half create a groove for the filling by cutting a circle around the inside of the cake near the center hole leaving approximately 1 inch - 1 1/2 inch between the cake hole and the inside of your circle.
  • Then cut around the outer edge of the cake leaving approximately 1 - 1 1/2 inch between the outer edge of the cake and the outer edge of your circle.
  • Gently remove the cake between your two cuts, making sure to leave some at the bottom, to create a groove for the filling.
  • Use a spoon to fill the groove with the chilled strawberry filling. Fill until it is level with the top of the groove and then put the top layer of cake back on and place in the refrigerator while you make the stabilized whipped cream frosting.
  • Once the whipped cream frosting is ready remove the cake from the refrigerator and use a spatula to frost the entire cake.
  • Decorate with fresh strawberries and serve.

Stabilized Whipped Cream Frosting:

  • In a small microwave-safe bowl add your powdered gelatin and warm water. Stir together and then place in the microwave and cook for 15 seconds. Remove from the microwave and stir again before setting aside to cool.
  • Pour the heavy cream into the bowl of your stand mixer and mix on medium high until it forms soft peaks, approximately 2 minutes.
  • Add the powdered sugar and continue mixing for 1 minute.
  • Pour in the cooled gelatin (it should still be liquid) and continue to mix on medium high until the whipped cream forms stiff peaks.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 588IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg