Strawberry Angel Food Cream Dessert should be your go-to summer treat. This pretty dessert is perfect for summer entertaining and dinner parties, and tastes like a dream!
Remember how I said earlier that mini pavlova blueberry desserts were strawberry shortcake’s crunchy cousin? Well today I have a new version of the shortcake all together, and it’s perfect for summer. I created this strawberry angel food cream dessert for my summer dinner party tablescape and they taste amazing!
This treat is so easy to put together and it’s a great make-ahead option. The base is a creamy combination of angel food cake and whipped topping, which negates the need for additional whipped cream on top. Bright red strawberries in their own juice are spooned over top giving this dessert its fresh seasonal appeal.
The strawberries & juice topping is something I grew up eating every summer. We would always cut up fresh strawberries and sprinkle sugar on top; mix it up and let it sit for a while, and voilà! Just like magic, a light delicious “syrup” would appear after a few hours. We would put it over ice cream or cake…or just eat it with whipped cream. It’s simplicity at its best!
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Strawberry Angel Food Cream Dessert
- 1 – 8 ounce block light cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 1 – 8 ounce carton frozen whipped topping, thawed
- 1 prepared angel food cake (about 9 ounces), cut into small cubes
- 1 pound fresh strawberries, washed, dried, and diced
- About 1/8 cup granulated sugar
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped topping and cake cubes.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours so flavors can combine.
Add diced strawberries to a medium bowls and sprinkle sugar over top. Mix well to coat all the strawberries.
Cover and refrigerate for several hours or until sugar has drawn out the strawberries’ juice to create a light syrup.
To serve, scoop angel food cream mixture into a small compote and top with strawberries and juice/syrup.
Use a cheese plane to make white chocolate shavings on top.
Makes about 8 servings.
TIP: As an alternative to the strawberry juice here, you can use a purchased strawberry syrup (like pancake or ice cream topping) and just top with fresh strawberries.
As a busy, working mom I love that this recipe uses shortcuts in the way of prepared cake and whipped topping. This would be a pretty dessert to take to a potluck also. Just serve the cake mixture and the strawberry mixture in two separate bowls and let guest scoop it themselves.