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Angel Food Cake with Layers of Strawberries and Stabilized Whipped Cream

This strawberry angel food cake recipe is a light and fluffy dessert. It’s made with fresh strawberries and a box mix for the cake, for a simple strawberry cake recipe that anyone can make! The cake is airy and delicious by itself but adds layers of whipped cream and freshly picked strawberries and you are in heaven for sure.

In June our family always go to a local farm where they have U-Pick strawberries. Jim’s Uncle Dick’s family started their strawberries fields in the 1980s and have carried on the tradition today. If you do not have a local farm or if it is not June fresh strawberries from your local store work just fine.

Strawberry picking season is right around the corner, and we want to make sure you’re ready! Whether you’re looking for a recipe that’s fun to make with your kids or a tasty treat that can be enjoyed at home or in the field, we’ve got the perfect thing: an angel food cake with layers of strawberry whipped cream! The cake itself is light and fluffy—just like your favorite angel food cakes are supposed to be—and the whipped cream adds just enough sweetness to balance out its mild flavor. This dessert will make any occasion feel like a celebration!

The whipped cream layers and frosting make a beautiful presentation along with the payer of fresh strawberries. Stabilized whip cream is so easy to make and it helped the cake last longer. Well, it will not last, but it lets you be able to make it a day ahead or at least a few hours without the whipped cream deflating.

strawberry field rows with water sprinklers irrigation.

Red Wagon Farm In Columbia Station Ohio

Jim’s Uncle Dick’s family started their strawberries fields in the 1980s and have carried on the tradition today. They started with a small patch at the farmer’s market and today have 10 ackers of fresh delicious strawberries. Every year they have hundreds of families come to pick up the fields.

This year we went out to the farm after hours and saw the beautiful fields near dusk when they are getting watered. The weather had been very hot and to keep the strawberries fresh and beautiful they needed nightly watering. We started picking and in about 15 minutes we had picked 12 pounds of the most delicious strawberries.

It was so beautiful that June summer night with the green plants the red berries and the evening light shining off the sprinkles I know that this heavenly dessert was going to be the first recipe I made this season.

one slice of strawberry angel food cake on a white plate with a fork and strawberries in the middle and on top and one whole strawberry in the front of the plate on the plate

Presentation is not Everything

As you can see from this picture the slices are a little lop sided. But I can tell you no one complained. I served this cake to our family when all the kids came to visit. It was a beautiful presentation on the dinning room table. The flavor was so delicious with the light and fluffy texture of the cake and the creamyness of the frosting and filling.

We did have a quarter of the cake left over and it held up perfectly in the fridge. The next day you could not tell that the whip cream was made the day before. The stabilized whipping cream stood up to the test. (pun intended)

Next time I make this cake I will make sure that the bottom layer is thicker than the top as it does look like the cake is ready to fall over. The slices disappeared so fast they did not have time to fall over. This recipe will deffitanly be a yearly addition to our June dinner after a day of fresh strawberry picking.

over head image of the whole cake showing the counter top and the clear milk glass cake stand and the top of the cake with all the whip cream and strawberries.

Ingredients Needed:

  • Box cake mix Angel Food cake
  • Water for the cake mix
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Envolope of Unflavored Jell-O
close up of the top of the cake from a top down view showing the whipping cream frosting and the strawberry half all over the top of the cake.

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Tools Needed:

  • Angel Food Cake Pan
  • Stand or Hand Mixer
  • Large Serrated knife
3/4 of the cake on the clear milk glass cake stand with 1/4 of the cake missing so you can see the inside of the cake with the whip cream filling with strawberries layer in the middle.
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angel food cake with whipped cream in the middle and on top with strawberries on top and 3 on the cake plate on a white counter in a kitchen

Angel Food Cake with Layers of Strawberry and Stabilized Whip Cream

  • Author: Crafting a Family
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Easy Quick Summer Dessert Angel Food cake layered with stable whipping cream and fresh strawberries, light fluffy kid friendly.


Units Scale
  • Angel Food Cake Pan
  • 1 box Angel Food Cake Mix
  • 1 cup of water for the cake
  • 45 cups of fresh strawberries
  • 2 pints of whipping cream
  • 1 package Knox Gelatin Unflavored envelope for whip cream
  • 2 tablespoons of water for gelatin
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla for whip cream


  1. Make the Angel Food Cake per the instructions on the box mix.
  2. Wash and cut the strawberries in half length-wise
  3. Cool the cake completely
  4. Cut the cake into two layers
  5. Place the bottom layer on a cake stand
  6. Mix 1 envelope of gelatin with 2 tablespoons let sit 5 minutes stir
  7. Make the stabilized whip cream by placing 2 pints of heavy whipping cream in a mixer bowl with 1 teaspoon of vanilla, 1/4 cup of sugar, and thick gelatin and mix with a whipping attachment for 2 to 4 minutes until thick and fluffy. (Not too much or you will make butter)
  8. Layer 1/2 the whipped cream and 1/2 the strawberries then set the second layer and top with the remaining whip cream. Decorate with the largest strawberries.

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