I’ve named this dessert Strawberry Angel Sparkle Cake because it’s sweet and pretty to look at. One bite of this adorable cake, and you’ll see the flavor matches its name!
The sweet lightness and texture from the cake, the strawberry flavors, and the creaminess of the whipped cream make this gorgeous recipe something that might be on a weekly rotation for your family!!
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A Strawberry Sparkle Cake = the name matches its flavor!
Strawberry Angel Sparkle Cake
So many little ones love this cake! First, they usually adore the name and lets face it,.. anything that sparkles is sure to win their heart. Never mind the sweet crunchiness from the sprinkling of sugar over the whipped cream, but the strawberries are always a sure hit!
- A box of angel food cake mix (vanilla or Funfetti cake mix)
- 1 tub of cool whip
- Fresh strawberries (or thawed from frozen will do as well)
- 1 package of Strawberry Jello
- Red Sugar Sprinkles
How To Make This Strawberry Angel Cake
This recipe is awesome because you make this dessert somewhat ahead of time which is a huge bonus for saving time in your busy day. Also, using an angel food cake mix (or even purchasing a ready-made Angel Food cake!) makes things easy as 123.
You bake the angel food cake up that morning or even better, the day before so it has time to completely cool. There are a few steps involved that are easy, but just take a bit of time for dessert magic to happen.
So, the morning of the day you want to serve, tear that completely cooled cake into bite-size pieces. Place the pieces into a greased 9 x 13 casserole dish. Simple dimple, right?
Make up the strawberry jello according to the package instructions. Again, easy. We’ve all made jello before, and well, if you haven’t, it’s as simple as boiling water… literally.
Let the liquid jello cool, BUT NOT SET. As soon as it cooled to room temp, drizzle the jello over the cake pieces. Take your time, no need to drown the pour pieces all at once! lol
After you drizzle the jello over the cake pieces, slide the cake into the fridge for an hour or so. Let it cool right down and set up. While the cake is doing it’s thing in the fridge, macerate the strawberries. (A fancy way of saying add the sugar to the berries and let them sit for a bit so they get ‘saucy’).
When the cake has set, place the strawberries over the cake/jello mix. Make up the pudding according to the directions, and then spread that over the cake as well, as evenly as you can get it.
Then, spread the entire tub of whipped topping over the top of the pudding! I KNOW RIGHT? The entire tub. It’s worth it, trust me!
Once that’s all completed simply cover and place back into the fridge for a few hours. Bring the cake out about 15 minutes before you want to serve it.
So this is where the sparkly part comes in. The sugar makes this dessert really pretty and adds a tiny bit of crunch. The red sparkles on this strawberry cake are optional and feel free to sub your sparkle with anything else that strikes your fancy!
The great thing about this fruity cake is that it’s pretty versatile. You can top the cake with different colored sprinkles, chocolate sprinkles (chocolate and strawberries is an amazing combo!), more chopped up strawberries, chopped nuts, little mini chocolate chips, a strawberry sauce drizzle, chocolate drizzle, etc etc etc. The toppings here are endless!
Regardless if you top this beautiful strawberry angel cake with sparkly sprinkles, or simply leave it as is, rest assured that the combination of all the other ingredients are sure to bring a sparkling smile to your family and guests (especially if there are kidlets partaking!)
If you’ve tried this recipe, let me know below or give the recipe a rating below in the recipe card! If you’re looking for other easy fruity type recipes, take a peek at my Peach Blueberry Crisp, or Crazy Easy Cherry Chocolate Cake, and my super delicious Maple Apple Crisp Cups!
- 1 box angel food cake mix
- 1 box instant vanilla pudding
- 1 box strawberry jello
- 2 c sliced strawberries, or more if you prefer
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tub of whipped topping
- 2 - 3 tbsp. red-colored sugar
- Prepare the angel food cake according to the box directions. Let cool completely
- Tear the cake into bite-size pieces and put into a greased 9 x 13 pan
- Make the jello according to the box directions and let cool, but not set
- Drizzle the jello over the cake pieces and then chill in the refrigerator for a few hours, covered.
- Make the vanilla pudding according to the package directions
- In a bowl, mix together the strawberries and white sugar. Let the berries sit for 10 minutes before sprinkling them over the cake.
- Spread the vanilla pudding over the top of the strawberries
- Evenly cover the vanilla pudding with the entire tub of whipped topping. Chill for at least 1 hour.
- Just before serving, sprinkle the colored sugar over the top of the cake and serve.
- Garnish with more strawberries if you prefer and enjoy!
To save time and effort, you can purchase a pre-made angel food cake from the bakery.
The chill time on this cake is one hour. The longer you can let it chill the better - but wait to sprinkle the colored sugar until just before serving.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 55Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 32mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.