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No Bake Strawberry Heaven Cake

 a quick and easy dessert that you can take on your next picnic or to your family reunion or BBQ.
Course Dessert
Keyword Icebox Cake, no-bake, Strawberry
Prep Time 30 minutes
3 hours
Servings 16
Author Sarah Kozowski


  • 1 14 ounce Angel food cake cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 16 ounce Cool Whip thawed
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup sugar divided
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries sliced
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 3 ounce strawberry Jell-O gelatin dessert
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup water


  • Place water, 1/2 cup of sugar, cornstarch, and jello into a small saucepan, and whisk until cornstarch is dissolved.
  • Heat over medium heat until glaze is thickened and clear.
  • Set aside to cool slightly, and stir in sliced strawberries.
  • Cut angel food cake into 1 inch pieces and toss with 2 cups of the Cool Whip. Press into 9×13 inch glass pan.
  • Beat cream cheese, 1/2 cup remaining sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Stir in remaining Cool Whip and spread evenly over cake layer.
  • Pour cooled strawberry mixture over cream cheese layer, spreading to cover cake evenly. 
  • Refrigerate 2 to 3 hours before serving.


You may substitute a 16 ounce bag of frozen whole strawberries, thawed and chopped, for the fresh strawberries.