Strawberry Heaven

"This dessert is always the first to go at any gathering. It is light and refreshing and perfect during strawberry season."
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  • Combine in medium saucepan 1/2 cup of sugar, cornstarch, Jello, lemon juice, and water.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil and thickens.
  • Set aside to cool slightly.
  • Stir in sliced strawberries.
  • Tear angel food cake into 1 inch pieces and toss with 2 cups of the Cool Whip.
  • Press into 9x13 inch pan (I use glass so you can see the pretty layers).
  • Set aside.
  • Combine cream cheese, 1/2 cup remaining sugar, and vanilla in mixer bowl.
  • Beat until smooth.
  • Stir in remaining Cool Whip.
  • 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.
  • Note: You may substitute a 16 ounce bag of frozen whole strawberries, thawed and chopped, for the fresh strawberries.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Carolyn S.
    can this be printed
  2. Peggy S.
    Can I make this the night before?
  3. Peggy S.
    Can I make this the night before
  4. Mary A.
    can I freeze this?
  5. Nancy S.
    How well does this keep?


  1. judymd1956
    I made this on May 28th. And it was delicious! I will definitely make it again.
  2. Lois R.
    I want to make this at christmas
  3. Connie M.
    There is no better name for this than Strawberry Heaven! So delicious. I could have eaten the entire pan myself. I could see no point in the cornstarch, so I just made the package of strawberry jello as it instructs on the box, added the sugar and lemon juice and strawberries (Use LOTS of strawberries!) The jello seeped down into the cake and after it set up, helped hold it all together. I want to make this every week of strawberry season!
  4. mirelaz
    Very nice! Easy to make, too. It will be great for the hot, summer days. Thanks for sharing :-)
  5. Kate57
    Made for our family gathering this July 4th and it was a dessert hit with everyone. Thank-you for sharing this recipe!


  1. prettyadufeel
    This is my go-to, easy dessert recipe. Everyone loves it!
  2. K's
    I am not sure if I should just comment on the recipe, or rate it also because I made quite a few changes to the recipe. Instead of tossing the angel cake with cool whip, I used Chocolate Whipped Cream Recipe# 67953. I added some melted chocolate to the strawberry mixture for a chocolate/strawberry flavor. Also, I used double the amount of strawberries. Thanks for a great recipe :)



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