Oh So Simple: Strawberry Fluff Angel Food Cake

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I’m always looking for new dessert recipes to make for my family and friends. But new doesn’t always mean better or more awesome than what I’ve made in the past.  Sometimes I just plain ol’ forget to look in my “Mama’s Favorite Recipes” binder that’s chock full of tried and true recipes that have been put to the test by yours truly.

This particular cake recipe was passed along to me by the hubs’ cousin from his grandma. She had made it for them for numerous special occasions because it was often requested by almost everyone!  And now my girls are completely enamored with it as well, me included! We literally fight over the last pieces or try and hide the container as much as possible in the fridge so we can keep it all for ourselves.   Quite amusing, I must say :) Fortunately for me it IS angel food cake so it’s some what figure friendly and whipped topping (Cool Whip) isn’t all that horrible for ya either.  Yeah…we’ll go with that ;)

So this cake really is ‘oh so simple’.  It only has three ingredients:  angel food cake, strawberry gelatin (Jello), and whipped topping.  All you do is bake the cake, mix the gelatin and whipped topping and frost the cake.  Voila, you’ve got a happy dessert!

4.3 from 3 reviews

Strawberry Fluff Angel Food Cake
A fun, fast, and simple cake that’s sure to please everyone at home or on your guest list!
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves/Makes: 10-12

  • 1 Angel Food Cake (baked according to pkg. directions)
  • 2 – 3 oz. Pkgs. Strawberry Flavored Gelatin
  • 1 – 16 oz. Container Frozen Whipped Topping (thawed)

  1. Bake angel food cake according to package directions, using a tube pan/angel food pan. Allow to cool.
  2. While cake is cooling, mix both packages of strawberry flavored gelatin with two cups of hot water in large mixing bowl. Stir until gelatin is dissolved. Place in refrigerator and allow to chill.
  3. When gelatin is about ¾ of the way set, add container of thawed whipped topping to bowl and mix with electric mixer. Combine well.
  4. Take angel food cake and cut in half horizontally to create two layers. Spread gelatin and whipped topping mixture on bottom layer. Replace top layer and cover entire cake with remaining gelatin/whipped topping combination. Store finished cake in refrigerator.

Turn your cake upside down so you have a nice, even surface to frost with ‘fluff.’

Use a serrated knife, with a sawing motion, when you cut your layers. We don’t want to ‘smoosh’ that lovely, spongy cake!

Go ahead and be a little heavy handed with the ‘fluff’ here. And no worries about it looking perfect.  It’s going to get covered with another layer and frosted anyway!

And here we have the lovely finished product.  The ‘fluff’ frosting is so forgiving so it’s perfect for any level baker, even kids!

And here’s a tip:  try mixing it up a little.  I’ve used orange gelatin in the past as well and it turned out so yummy!  I also want to try black cherry.  That’s definitely the next one on my list.  But use what ever flavor is your favorite and come back here to let me know how it turns out!!  See you soon!

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  1. Look at how pretty that is! Mmm, I could just take a bite out of my computer screen. Haha Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to read more :)

    • It really is just as delish as it looks! Thanks for looking :)

    • Haha! That’s how I feel sometimes with all the food I see on the internet. Hard being a food blogger :) Thanks for stopping by and be sure to stop back often ;)

  2. Wow! That looks amazing! I hope you’ll link this up today (or anytime this weekend) at One Creative Weekend on OneCreativeMommy.com.

    • Thanks, Heidi! We linked up at your party. Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Yum – I bet this tastes great! It looks Awesome!!!

    • Thanks, Nicole. It tastes so good, I promise. And it’s so easy to whip up! Thanks for looking :)

  4. So easy and looks delicious!! I would love for you to link up to my linky party at The Mandatory Mooch. Still open for another day!!


    Thanks, Nichi

    • Thanks, Nichi! We linked up at your party :) Stop by again soon!

  5. Hi!

    I would love you to join My Sweet Party and the theme for August is Childhood favourites. Check it out:


    • Thank you! We linked up the Strawberry Fluff Angel Food Cake and the Strawberry Cupcake Puppychow, both loved by kids :)

  6. Yum! That does look delicious!

  7. (oops – sorry drooling over that cake and forgot to say…)
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  8. What a great cake! My grandmother makes a similar cake, without the gelatin flavour. It’s a family favourite. Strawberry sounds like a fantastic flavour for this topping!

    Stopping by from Mangia Mondays (#16 Beef Burgers with Bacon and Red Onion)

    Amber @ The Cook’s Sister

  9. hummm looks yummmmmy

  10. This cake looks so pretty, light and delicious! I pinned it!

    • Thanks, Patty! And thanks for pinning :)

  11. That is one gorgeous cake!

    • Thank you for saying so :) It tastes as good as it looks!

  12. I’m so glad you linked this up at One Creative Weekend! I love it! I’d love for you to join the party again on Friday. So yummy!

  13. This looks FANTASTIC!!! I think I know what I want for my 30th birthday cake now:)

    Thanks for sharing!

  14. Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. Hope you will link up again this week.
    Thanks, Nichi

  15. Oh, My! This look so delicious. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from A Creative Princess. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated

    Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  16. yum! My sister is the queen of angel food cakes, I have yet to try it, but I might with this!

    • This one is just so quick and easy and it’s so tasty too! Give it a go and let us know how you like it :)

  17. Mmmmmm… that looks so good! I love a good angel food cake!
    Thanks for linking up to this week’s Catch a Glimpse Party. I will be featuring this tomorrow! :)

    • That’s great! Thanks for the feature and thanks for hosting :)

  18. That looks so good! I’m old enough to remember having this when I was a kid- It goes fast that’s for sure! I couldn’t remember how it was done- so thanks for the recipe!

    • Yes! My hubby’s fam introduced this cake to me and I’m so glad they did! Thanks for stopping by :)

  19. I am going to feature you on Monday.

    • That’s wonderful! Thank you for the feature :) And thanks for hosting!

  20. This looks so Delish. I have to try this soon!
    Thanks, Jo

  21. What a delicious looking cake! Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you tomorrow.

  22. Wow…this looks so yummy! I love angel food cake so I can’t wait to try this! Hopped over from Someday Crafts. Would love to have you stop by for a visit! Blessings ~ Judy @ http://www.vintagestreetdesigns.com

  23. Love how simple and easy this is. Thanks Bradygrl2 for sharing!!! My daughter loves strawberries, can’t wait!!!!

    • Me too! Thanks for stopping on over and checking us out :)

  24. This cake looks so delicious! We are totally giving this recipe a try! We appreciate you linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday link party! Please come back again soon! -The Sisters

    • Let us know what you think! Thanks for looking :)

  25. Oooh. This looks so light and fresh. I am definitely going to have to try it out! Thanks for sharing on Show & Tell at SNAP!

    xoxo, Tauni

  26. Absolutely gorgeous-looking cake. Oh, I wish cakes did not come with calories. I gotta try this pinky delight. Thank you for linking it up at our linky party athttp://www.fineCraftGuild.com

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