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Strawberry Trifle with Angel Food Cake Recipe

Strawberry Trifle with Angel Food Cake with fresh luscious strawberries, billowy whipped cream, and heavenly angel food cake is easy, elegant and delicious!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: easy desserts
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 458kcal
Author: Sharon Rigsby


  • 3 lbs fresh strawberries washed, hulled and sliced
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar divided
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • splash Grand Marnier optional
  • 1 prepared angel food cake torn into pieces
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream


  • Place a metal mixing bowl and the whisk attachment for your electric mixer into your freezer or refrigerator for at least 15-20 minutes before you make the whipped cream.
  • In a large bowl combine the strawberry slices, 1-cup sugar, lemon juice and zest and pinch of salt. Optional, add a splash of Grand Marnier. Set aside for about 30 minutes and stir occasionally. This allows the strawberries to macerate or to soften slightly and start releasing their juices.
  • To make the whipped cream, pour the whipping cream into the chilled bowl and add 1/4 cup sugar. Use the whisk attachment and beat the cream mixture on medium speed until stiff peaks form. This should take 7-8 minutes. Do not overbeat or the cream will turn to butter. Cream doubles in size when whipped and the two cups of heavy cream will turn into four cups of whipped cream.
  • To assemble the trifle, for the first layer, put one layer of torn pieces of angel food cake in the bottom of a large trifle bowl.
  • Spoon about 1/3 of the strawberry mixture over the angel food cake and follow up with about 1/3 of the whipped cream. Make sure the whipped cream completely covers the strawberry layer.
  • Repeat two more times and finish up with a layer of whipped cream. Smooth out the topping, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.


No time to make dessert, and looking for an even easier strawberry trifle recipe? Substitute sliced frozen strawberries in syrup for the fresh strawberries, and Cool Whip or frozen whipped topping for the whipped cream.
Can also substitute frozen strawberries for the fresh. Simple thaw and slice if whole.


Calories: 458kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 353mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 650IU | Vitamin C: 71.8mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 0.9mg