Reviews for Strawberry Angel Food Dessert
The one thing about this that I didn't like is that the presentation looked wonderful from the bowl, but once it gets to the plate, it does not show well. That is the only reason for 4 stars. Very tasty though. I fixed it for my family last night. I had been reading the reviews for 2 days on this recipe. I didn't tell the fam what I was preparing, because if I screwed it up, they wouldn't know what it was supposed to be! Once they tasted it, they all just loved it! Even my daughter who hates strawberries loved it. It was gone within 30 minutes! Everyone had a second helping. My son said to me that if this was something I messed up, he'd like me to mess this up again tonight!!
This was great. Had cream cheese that needed used so made this and took it to work. I decreased the sugar by a bit and used strawberry cool whip-yum.
1 hr start to finish! Easy to do, not bad on clean up!
This was very good, although it was pretty much exactly the same as my much easier made strawberry shortcake minus all the effort. However, I thought the whip cream mix was to die for! I will use that part of the recipe as maybe a fruit dip or something.
I made this for my mom's birthday on the 14th July and she totally loved it. She says it was thee most delicious desert she's has ever tasted. But u know moms. My birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks and I will make one for me and sister's birthday. It is a 5 star recipe but I would use 1/2 cup sugar next time because it is a little sweet to me. But it is a very fancy desert. And I made my angel food from Angel Food III. That's thee best Angel food cake I have ever tasted. This desert is deifntely too die for. AWESOME ! !
I have made this recipe three times for three separate potlucks in the last two weeks: a neighborhood block party, an Academy Awards party and an office gathering. The pan was scraped clean every time! Easy and tastes heavenly!
This was very good, however I wouldn't use the glaze again.
Great recipie! Everyone loved it. I used all lowfat ingredients with great results. I omitted the strawberry glaze as suggested by others and pureed fresh stawberries with a little sugar for the "glaze", topped with sliced stawberries and it tasted great! I've made it twice so far.
Took this to my parents for the fourth of July and everyone made the biggest fuss over it! Great and easy recipe!
This was the best dessert ever!! The sour cream angel food cake really made this special. I just covered the berries with sugar instead of the glaze and I thought that made it taste fresher. After reading the recipe I thought this would just be a dressed up strawberry shortcake but it wasn't. It is very good and I definitely recommend this recipe.
Easy, and very rich.
I just made this for my husband and his friends who loved it. I pretty much followed the recipe except I made my own glaze with the recipe shared by other reviewers (thanks!), and I decreased the sugar in the cream cheese layer to 3/4 cup. I cubed a store-bought angel food cake, put it in a 9x13 pan, and continued to layer as directed. I made this the night before they ate it (the cake mellowed in the fridge for about 20 hours) and my husband reported to me the texture was still-cakey, somewhat mellowed, but not at all runny or soaked. I had purposely sealed the strawberries/glaze from the cake with the cream cheese layer and he thought this helped. He liked the texture as-is but added that he thought it would have still been good eaten later, (I quizzed him) so if anyone is concerned about making ahead, it seems to be just fine. (I wish I'd gotten a bite!) Thank you for the recipe. I'm thinking of using this for a large summer party!
This reminds me of a recipe called pretzel salad (see "Judy's Strawberry Pretzel Salad" here on allrecipes). The major difference is instead of crushed pretzels for the bottom layer this recipe uses angel food cake. I recently made this for an adult birthday party and it went over extremely well. It is light (in weight) and not too sweet tasting. I used sugar free glaze and added just a little sugar to it and used store bought angel food cake. I will definitely make this again.
I needed a quick dessert for friends coming over and this was quick, easy, and yummy! I only used 12 oz of cream cheese as someone else suggested and mixed 1 qt fresh strawberries halved with one box frozen sweet strawberry halves in syrup that I thawed in the microwave. When I make it again I will try something other than the froZen strawberries only because of their color and texture. But they tasted wonderful! Thanks for sharing this delicious, quick, easy recipe.
I needed a quick and easy recipe for a last minute block party. This was a HIT! The two changes I made was only using a couple of tablespoons of strawberry preservatives and adding blueberries to the mix. If you use a whole jar of preservatives, it would have ruined it. I suggest getting either 2 rounds of 10 inch angel food cake OR a whole container of the pre-sliced angel food cake. I felt it wasn't enough cake. Otherwise, this is a keeper and will plan to use it more often.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe!!! Can you tell I LOVE this?! lol. I'm making it again for the 4th of July. Everytime I make this I get rave reviews. It's one of those recipes that looks and tastes like you have spent a lot of time preparing it.
This is delicious. I've been making this for a few years now, but I do make one change. I use one package of fresh strawberries( I believe it's one pound), sliced, and mix it with one can of cherry pie filling. It's so yummy and no need to buy glaze.
This dessert is so yummy and super easy! At the suggestion of another reviewer I added a teaspoon of vanilla to the cream cheese mixture to give it some added flavor. Also, I could not find strawberry glaze and didn't want to make my own, so I bought a can of strawberry pie filling and mixed that with the strawberries instead and it came out great. I will be making this for all of our summer parties this year.
I used splenda and only added 3/4 cups. I also used sugar free whip cream and sugar free strawberry glaze. Also only added enough glaze to cover strawberries. I also doubled the strawberries. This was great.
Love this! Because mine was for a July 4th event, I madei it more festive by reserving a bit of the filling and piping it onto the top, then topped each "star" with a blueberry. Also, I made my own glaze (I had extra strawberries) following the previous poster's recipe suggestion. They didn't mention this, but I drained the strawberries out of the glaze, and I think it should have cooked more than the recommended 5 minutes, as it's a little runny.
I made this today with store bought (frozen pound cake - 2 of them) to take to a pool party. I made it as is with store bought Marie's strawberry glaze and the only thing I changed was doubleing the strawberries. It was delicious and everyone loved it! Next time I will triple the strawberries. I cut the pound cake into cubes and small rectangles in fear of the cake getting too mushy, and I'm glad I did. It was literaly like eating strawberry shortcake. I couldn't find a trifle dish, so used a glass bowl with straight sides. It looked very nice. Next time (if I have more time),I might try making my own glaze and/or pound cake. But honestly, it's really good as is and I got a lot of compliments even though everyone knew it was all store bought. :) I do recommend layering, and cutting pieces instead of crumbling. Oh, I didn't use all of the whipped cream - as it's just a personal preference (but used 3/4 of it) and only 1/2 of the glaze. Update: 5/27/14: Have made this twice now. Exactly as the recipe states. And the second most recent time, I made everything from scratch, homemade poundcake, homemade whipped cream, homemade glaze (all recipes found on this site). I got rave reviews both times. When you make it as the recipe states, everyone knows you just threw store bought ingredients together but still raves about it. Making everything from scratch is really really good, but SOO much more time consuming. I don't think you can go wrong either way.
Made this night before for birthday party at work. Everyone loved it! I was asked to make this again. I followed other recommendations using 3/4 cup sugar, skipped the glaze but sprinkled sugar on the strawberries and let them sit. I used sugar free whipped cream and you couldn't taste the "fake" imitation sugar at all. I used store bought strawberry angel food cake; no worries about soggy cake. Got a good seal with the cream cheese mixture as another reviewer stated.
I made my own strawberry glaze per another reviewer's suggestion and this was simply wonderful - used angel food cake and it was perfectly consistent (not soggy) several days after the 1st serving. This is a really good recipe and treat!
An easy variation on regular strawberry shortcake and much easier to take to a gathering. We loved it. Instead of using the strawberry glaze I pureed frozen strawberries in sugar and then sliced the fresh strawberries into it. It was delicious. I will definitly make it again and again and again and again.
I can't tell you how many times I've made this. It's a huge hit everytime. Perfect. I do a "diet" version. Splenda, low fat cr. cheese, sugar free glaze. You just don't miss all the bad stuff.
This was really good and very easy to make. I wasn't sure how much Cool Whip to put (because it was in liters and I didn't feel like measuring) so I put the whole tub in (1 liter) and it was really good. I used light cream cheese and light cool whip and did not have any problems. I cooled it in the refrigerator overnight. As other people suggested, I ommitted the glaze and topped with strawberries and peaches and thought it was sweet/flavourful enough. Would definitely make again.
Wonderful recipe! I made this last weekend for a party and have had many requests to make again for tonights cookout! I used low fat cool whip and low fat cream cheese and no one noticed. I also made my own glaze like suggested.
Very quick and easy dessert... and very good. I didn't use as much glaze as called for, just enough to cover the strawberries. It would be just as good if you sprinkled the strawberries with sugar and allowed them to sit a little while, instead of glazing them.
I made this yesterday for our Memorial Day BBQ and it was a hit! Everyone raved about it and wanted to know how to make it. I made my own angel food cake from scratch from this site (angel food cake I), and made my own strawberry glaze also from this site (strawberry glazed pie). I sprinkled fresh blueberries on the cake before I added the cream cheese mixture to stick with a red, white and blue theme. It came out beautifully! There are ZERO leftovers!
Scrumptious and easy! Use an egg slicer to slice the strawberries. Cuts the time in half!
Okay...I think the best result would have been making the angel food cake not buying it premade...I believe it ruined the whole thing... :(
my family really enjoyed this recipe and it was very easy to make. this would be great for a potluck at work or just to have at home on a hot summer day.
a very quick, easy dessert to prepare, that tastes delishious, and the look beautiful at presentation.
I would give this 10 stars if I could. This has got to be one of the BEST desserts EVER, and really not that unhealhty if you use low-fat ingredients. Make sure your cream cheese is nice and soft before you need it, otherwise it will be lumpy.
Delicious and very easy to make. I only used half a cup of sugar and used strawberry jam as the topping and it turned out delicious and not too sweet. Everyone really loved it. I will definately make it again. Thanks for the great recipe.
Everybody loved this at my barbecue! I made it in a glass dish so all the pretty layers were visible. I cut the angel food cake into small cubes instead of trying to crumble it by hand. The taste is delicious, even if the strawberries aren't the sweetest.
I have no cooking/baking skills whatsoever, but I was given a task to bring dessert to a Thanksgiving family dinner. This recipe was not only simple, but very delicious! It was a hit! I lightened up on the strawberry glaze (just used on one layer) and added blueberries in with the strawberries. Highly recommend!
I made it just as directed (well, omitted one cream cheese and reduced sugar to 3/4 cup and increased cool whip to 12 oz. Used strawberry pie filling instead of glaze.) and it was fabulous. I then made it w/ yellow cake, blueberries, blueberry pie filling and the exact rest of the ingredients (except strawberries/glaze) and excellent also- just like blueberry cheesecake!
I was looking for a quick dessert to take to a dinner and this was awesome! I used 2 packages of "short cake" dessert cups since they didn't have angel food at the store and frozen strawberries from my garden. I'll make this one a family classic!
I made this for my friend as a christmas present. while i didn't have any myself, i got this text message from her: "OMG ur cake is INCREDIBLE. Thank u so much seriously i could like eat the whole thing". I used strawberry flavored cool whip instead of regular to make it pink and to make it taste like more of a strawberry cake. I also sprinkled powdered sugar over the strawberries once they were glazed. I couldn't find "glaze" so i just used strawberry sundae topping.
Very addicting. The only thing we did different was replaced the glaze with a can of strawberry filling. We mixed the filling with the fresh strawberries, used a trifle bowl and layered the strawberry mix directly over the cake so the cake had a little bit of strawberry juice soaked into it. MMMMMMM......
I brought this work and everyone loved it!!! I bought an angel food cake mix that you just add water. This recipe is easy to make and is excellent!!!!
Awesome. I made my own strawberry glaze per someone elses recommendation. I think that made a big difference. I used low fat cream cheese and whipped topping. I was asked for the recipe.
very good. everyone loved it
Yummy! It almost felt healthy with the light fluffy cake and strawberries. I'm a huge fan of all the ingredients (individually) so I thought that putting them all together in this dessert sounded very tasty - and it was!
This was very good. I used blueberry pie filling instead of strawberry and it was very good. Whole family liked it.
Simply amazing! First time I made it with the strawberry glaze I wasn't too happy with the processed taste. So the second time I changed it to marinating the sliced strawberries in some confectioners sugar overnight before putting them on an hour prior to eating and it was a big hit!
Quick and easy to make. Very light and wish I would have thought to put fresh bananas and blueberries in the mix.
This recipe is delicious. I haven't tried it with store bought glaze. I followed MANDT2's glaze recipe: 1 quart strawberries, 3tbsp corn starch, 1 c sugar, 1 tbsp lime juice. I've gotten rave reviews from friends who've tried it. It's so easy to make too! Definitely a keeper.
This was a huge hit! I used heavy whipping cream and made my own, and used an extra tier of layers to showcase it in my trifle bowl. Great recipe!
Made this for company and it was so delicious! We all had seconds and there was next-to-nothing leftover. I made a few changes. I did not use the glaze. I simply cut up fresh strawberries and then put a smidge of sugar on to sweeten them up. I used low fat Cool Whip and light cream cheese and lowered the added sugar to a 1/2 cup. I layered it in a trifle bowl. It was DELICIOUS! Thank you! Will definitely be making this again.
Wonderful dessert! I used local blueberries and strawberries, and I crumbled some soft chocolate brownies in with the angel food cake. I also whipped heavy cream with confectioners sugar and vanilla instead of the frozen whipped topping. For family holiday dinners I'm going to layer it in individual parfait glasses
This was served at my office pot-luck lunch and everyone raved. I especially loved it because it is 'no bake'.
This was so good people went back for seconds.
I took this to a 4th of July picnic. It was a hit and several people asked me for this recipe. I agree with MANDT2's review and made my own strawberry glaze by buying an extra quart of strawberries. Cook them for 5 minutes with a cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 3 tablespoons of corn starch. I used a deep 9X13 pan and topped it with a layer of cool whip and fresh strawberries. Delish!
We all loved this at my house. Tastes just like strawberry short cake. Excellent!
This was a big hit at a family party. Very refreshing ~ something I would definitely make a lot of in the summer. I used the light cream cheese and light cool whip ~ my family raved over this!
wonderful dessert and very easy to make,was a big success with my co-workers.
Very quick and easy especially if you decide to buy the cake already made. I made this for work yesterday and it all went. It was well enjoyed. Thanks
Turned out very good. Super easy to make and everyone enjoyed.
A huge hit amongst all of my friends. I prepared it in a trifle layering the angel food cake, the cream cheese / whip cream mixture and then the strawberries. Make sure you leave some extra strawberries and cream cheese mixture to decorate the top. I wasn't able to find any strawberry glaze, so I just pureed some strawberry pie filling and it worked just as well. It is a dessert that takes 15 minutes to prepare but looks like you were cooking all day.
I have made this tons of times. I substitute the angel food cake for pound cake & use homemade strawberry topping (from this site) instead of the storebought glaze. I also double the cream cheese mixture. Like other, I layer mine in a bowl as a triffle.
I made this recipe for a potluck at work. Everyone raved over this dessert! I changed the recipe just a tad though. I used about 3/4 cup of sugar, substitue regular cream cheese for the low fat version, substitue whipped cream for low fat version, used 2lbs of fresh strawberries, and I pureed fresh strawberries and a little sugar (poured just over one cup liquid in the fresh strawberries) for the glaze. I think the store bought strawberry glaze is too sweet and artificial tasting. I'm definitely making this again very soon!!!
Awesome, very easy and absolutely a lovely way to use fresh strawberries. Brought to family dinner and it was gobbled up.
This was a great hit at my mom's birthday. Followed the recipe exactly and it turned out great! Loved it!!!
I thought this was just okay but my husband LOVED it. I just made it in a 9x13 dish and he had it all eaten within 3 days!
Great recipe, especially for the summer. My family loves strawberries. I did not use as much glaze as it calls for the 2nd time I made it. Seemed to like it better that way. Still Yummy! I made in a trifle bowl....very pretty too.
Everyone loves this recipe! I make it with the homemade strawberry glaze and homemade angel food cake and I fel the extra effort is really worth it.
Tasty recipe but hard to layer. Should've let the cream cheese mixture get to room temperature, it was too difficult to spread. And I'm not a big fan of strawberry glaze I only used a tiny bit for this recipe and it was enough. (Just enough to make the strawberries spreadable)
Made this for the first time. Roughly doubled the recipe but only used 3 8oz cream cheese and somewhat less than a double on the whip and a lot less glaze. Everyone really liked it and the whole bowl was finished up.
Yummy! This is best if you bake your own angel food cake and crumble it in the pan while it is still slightly warm (it's easier to work with). I've tried it with a pre-made cake purchased from a bakery, and it's not quite as good.
I brought this to a work potluck and everyone LOVED it and wanted the recipe! It was the first thing gone! I used low fat cream cheese and light cool whip, it turned out wonderfully! I look forward to making this again!
This one gets rave reviews from the family. I don't crumble the angel food cake, I cut it with a serated knife and arrange it on the bottom of the pan. I cut back on the sugar to about 3/4 cup or less. I could not find a jar gel could only find a package of powder called red gel. I whip my own cream, never use the frozen stuff.
This didn't last 24 hours in my home. The only possible edit I would consider is removing the glaze (I'm not a fan of the glaze). My family vetoed that, though. If you try this, you won't be sorry.
This cake was a little too heavy and rich. My family would much more have preferred to have had the cream cheese excluded. Would have been better if it had been light and fluffy :)
The strawberry glaze I used wasn't very good - maybe I'll try some form of jello next time.
I made this for the Fourth of July and it was the biggest hit. Everyone loved it and wanted more! It is so simple yet taste like it took hours.
This is a fabulous dessert and enjoyed by all. If you are in a pinch and do not have the strawberry glaze, make your own - Strawberry Glaze - Boil 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar until sugar is dissolved. Mix 3 tablespoons corn starch with ½ cup water. Add to boiling sugar water until thick. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 small box of strawberry jello. Stir in berries.
AWESOME!!! You cannot go wrong with this recipe. It is always a big hit whenever I serve this for dessert. Once people taste it they always go back for seconds or more. I never buy strawberry glaze but make my own. I just take frozen strawberries, thaw them a little bit and then blend them with a little sugar. That becomes my strawberry glaze. Cheaper and taste just as good. You could just use fresh strawberries as well, but I always have frozen strawberries on hand so I use those for the glaze, and use fresh strawberries for the rest of the dessert.
I'm not huge into desserts (unless we're talking chocolate), but my hubby is- this was a hit! I made it months and months ago and he still talks about it. He's a dessert fanatic and claims this one is the best ever. I love baking and often make complicated items and was surprised such an easy recipe had such ratings with him. Go figure! I thought it was a great summertime recipe and easy on my time. I added blueberries and used along with the strawberries. I didn't use any glaze as I figured it would be sweetness overkill. Instead, I made some lightly sweetened syrup myself from the berry juice.
It taste really good. My co-workers gobbled it up in a matter of minutes.
This was a wonderful summer dessert! I used a combination of strawberries and blueberries, and reduced the sugar in the cream cheese mixture to slightly more than 1/2 cup. I also only used 1/2 container of strawberry glaze because we don't like desserts too sweet. I can't wait to make this again.
Easy and everyone loves it. I do recommend making your own glaze. It is easy and tasted 100% better. I added blueberries to it for color and to down place sweetness.
This has become a family favorite. So good and so easy. Everyone always asks for the recipe when I make it for company. Will make again and again!
This recipe is great! One tip I have is don't use the strawberry glaze!
Easy to make and a big hit -- I make it in a trifle bowl and leave out the glaze, opting for sweetened strawberries instead.
This is a great recipe!! The cream cheese layer keeps the cake layer fresh and dry so it stays good in the fridge for quite awhile.
I made this for my daughter in law’s Birthday cake. Everyone LOVED it! I did not change the recipe at all.... will definitely make again!
This was a wonderful treat! It was easy... and my guests LOVED it! I highly recommend this for a sweet, summer dish.
best dessert ever! super simple to make and was gone in minutes! will definitely make again and again!
I liked it ! It just seemed a bit too sweet to me. I used ¾ C sugar & I bet I could have even cut it down a little more. ALSO, I only used a 12oz container of glaze & that again I think I could have cut down a bit more. Maybe next time I will instead make the home-made glaze suggested & that might give the berries a bit more of a "fresh" flavor & not so "packaged".
I have never been asked for a recipe as much as this..everyone loves this dessert! Also works well with Cherry Pie filling..
Excellent, we all loved it.
I took this to a family dinner and everyone loved it! Based on another review, I made a yellow cake instead of using an angel food cake. I used only enough glaze to coat the strawberries, and left the 2 cake layers intact, using the cream cheese mixture and strawberries between the layers and on top. I will make this again, and again, and again... Thanks for a great recipe!
I made 2 pans of this for a picnic. One was normal and the other I made sugar free. It was so delicious that people applauded! In the sugar free one I uses sugar free preserves and it was way better than the strwberry glaze! I also used a little less sugar than the recipe calls for, but other than that it was a huge hit!!!
This recipe is WONDERFUL! I layered the ingredients in a glass bowl, a layer of cake then the cream cheese mixture, then a layer of strawberries and blueberries, then a layer of cake, a layer of the creamcheese mixture and then the strawberries and blueberries on top. It was very pretty this way, a wonderful 4th of July dish as it's red white and blue. Everyone who has had this has raved about it.
Love this! I have made it three times so far & I can't wait to make it again. I use an egg slicer for the strawberries which saves alot of time!
This recipe is fantastic! I made this for our Mother's Day gathering and was gone before my husband could get any. I had to make more that evening and he loved it! I will make this for every holiday or gathering! Thanks so much!