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no-bake strawberry cake

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Shanita Langley
Getzville, NY

This recipe was given to me by a dear friend before she passed away. Every time I've made it, I've gotten rave reviews. I guarantee that you will too! It is very refreshing, and you don't have to bake it.

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This no-bake strawberry cake reminds us of a sheet cake version of a trifle. It's super simple to prepare and travels to gatherings easy too. Either purchase angel food cake from the store or bake your own. The soft and fluffy cake is the base for this summery dessert. On top, there's a layer of strawberry cream cheese and whipped topping that's light, tangy, and sweet. A wonderful no-bake dessert recipe that looks beautiful when served.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 8-10
prep time 15 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For no-bake strawberry cake

  • 2 pt
    fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 2 pkg
    strawberry glaze
  • 1 pkg
    Cool Whip topping, thawed (16 oz)
  • 1 c
    strawberry cream cheese
  • 2
    angel food cakes, torn into chunks

How To Make no-bake strawberry cake

Test Kitchen Tips
We only needed 1 container of the glaze and 1 angel food cake based on the pan size. With the ingredients listed, you'll probably have enough for 2 cakes.
  • Chunks of angel food cake in a baking dish.
    Completely cover the bottom of a 9 1/2 x 11 inch pan with angel food cake chunks.
  • Mixture of Cool Whip and strawberry cream cheese spread over cake.
    Mix half of the Cool Whip with the cream cheese. Cover the cake with it.
  • Cream cheese covered with sliced strawberries and strawberry glaze.
    Cover cream cheese completely with strawberries. Completely cover strawberries with a thin layer of glaze. (This glaze tends to have a hint of minty flavor and you don't want it to overpower the other flavors.)
  • Remaining whipped topping covering the strawberries.
    Cover the strawberry glaze with remaining whipped topping. Place a few strawberries on top for garnish. Cover and chill at least 4 hours.