No-Bake Strawberry Angel Dessert (+Video)

This unique no bake dessert looks like a cake but feels like you are eating a cloud. It is very fluffy and melts in your mouth. This dessert is just 2 ingredients and doesn’t require any flour, eggs, added sugar, butter or oil.

This is such a fun dessert to eat. It looks like a cake but it’s not quite a cake. It is also a very low calorie dessert. I think it’s perfect for when you are craving dessert but still want to eat healthy as well.

I previously made an Apple Cloud Cake which was really fun, but this version has even more flavor. The original apple cloud cake is fun to make and eat, but the taste is a bit plain. I’ve been trying to come up with new flavors and this version has been my favorite. The berries add a tartness to the cake that makes it more flavorful.

This No-Bake Strawberry Angel Dessert uses store bought angel food cake, Jell-O, frozen strawberries and Cool Whip to make the best summer dessert!


Don’t judge a dessert by its outward appearance. Seriously. This No Bake Strawberry Dessert is one of those ugly desserts. It really is. But it sure does taste good! No baking required! Only five ingredients that will only take you minutes to throw together. I get asked to bring this dessert to all those summer cookouts because it’s so light and refreshing after a hot day!


It’s also not a really heavy dessert so it’s kinda perfect after a heavy meal. Everyone loves this stuff. A lot of folks call it “The Pink Stuff.” 🙂 Whatever you call it – I know you will call it good!


  • store-bought angel food cake
  • strawberry Jell-O
  • boiling water
  • container frozen strawberries with sugar
  • whipped topping (COOL WHIP)


Cut angel food cake into bite-sized (1-inch) pieces.

Place half of the angel food cake pieces into the bottom of the 9×13 baking dish.

In a large bowl, whisk together strawberry Jell-O with boiling water. Stir until no longer grainy.

Stir in strawberries until combined.

Whisk in COOL WHIP to strawberry mixture until combined well (it will be a little lumpy.)

Spoon half the strawberry mixture over angel food cake pieces.

Layer with the other half of angel food cake pieces.

Pour the rest of the strawberry mixture on top. Spread to cover evenly.

Cover and place into the refrigerator at least two hours to cool. Scoop small servings into bowls and top with a fresh strawberry.


  • store-bought angel food cake
  • box strawberry Jell-O
  • container frozen strawberries with sugar,
  • tub COOL WHIP,
  • Cut angel food cake into bite-sized (1-inch) pieces. Place half of the angel food cake pieces into the bottom of the 9×13-inch baking dish.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together strawberry Jell-O with boiling water. Stir until no longer grainy. Stir in strawberries until combined.
  • Whisk in Cool Whip to strawberry mixture until combined well (it might be a little lumpy which is just fine.)
  • Spoon half the strawberry mixture over angel food cake pieces.
  • Layer with the other half of angel food cake pieces.
  • Pour the rest of the strawberry mixture evenly on top.
  • Cover and place into the refrigerator at least two hours to cool.
  • Scoop small servings into bowls and top with a fresh strawberry.

Reader Interactions

I am very proud of this luscious no-bake fruit dessert. It’s so cool and refreshing—perfect for any summer potluck or get-together. Wherever I take this pie, it quickly disappears, with everyone asking for the recipe. —Shirley Rickis, Lady Lake, Florida

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  • cups (408 g) unsweetened mixed berry applesauce
  • tsp (15 g) unflavored gelatin powder
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  • Add applesauce and gelatin to a large heat-proof mixing bowl. Whisk until gelatin is fully incorporated. The gelatin powder should make your applesauce thick and a little chunky.
  • Pour applesauce mixture into your prepared pan. Use a spatula to spread it evenly across and smooth the surface. Place into fridge for at least 1 hour to set.
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  • I used Mott’s no sugar added Mixed Berry Applesauce
  • I used Knox unflavored gelatin powder.*
  • *This product link is an affiliate link. This means I earn a commission from qualifying purchases.
  • Estimated nutrition does not include frosting.

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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The best results I’ve had have been with pure unsweetened applesauce or unsweetened applesauce mixed with other flavors. So flavors like unsweetened blueberry applesauce, unsweetened strawberry applesauce and unsweetened mixed berry applesauce.


  • Unsweetened Mixed Berry Applesauce
  • Unflavored gelatin powder

Gelatin Powder: This recipe is made with unflavored gelatin powder. It will not work with flavored gelatin (like Jello). It also will not work with agar powder.

Unsweetened Mixed Berry Applesauce: Any flavored applesauce will work but you must use unsweetened applesauce. Sweetened applesauce will not work. It makes the batter too heavy and too wet. If you can’t find any flavored unsweetened applesauce, you can use regular plain unsweetened applesauce.

How to Make No Bake Cloud Cake

The gelatin is dissolved in the berry applesauce. It is then whipped for about 15 minutes or until triple the volume and soft peaks form. As it is mixing, the mixture should look like whipped cream. It will immediately deflate once you stop the mixer but if you dip your beater into the mixture, it should be able to hold a soft peak.

Cloud Cake Texture

When you cut into this cake, it looks like a cake. But when you bite into it, it immediately melts in your mouth. The texture is almost like a very airy marshmallow.

As it melts in your mouth, you will taste the flavored applesauce. You don’t taste the gelatin. It is tart and slightly sweet.

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