4.52 from 97 votes

Strawberries in the Snow

Light angel food cake is layered on cream and covered in strawberries. Strawberries in the Snow is a wonderful dessert to serve at a spring or summer gathering.

Strawberries in the snow in a casserole pan

It’s time to wave goodbye to wintertime with this gorgeous strawberries in the snow dessert. Anyone that knows me is aware that I’m a huge fan of the spring months. 

Not only does the weather start getting warmer after the bitter cold (always welcome!), but we start seeing daffodils blooming and light desserts start appearing. 

And that’s exactly where this delectable recipe comes in!

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    This is an iconic recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation and is still one of my all-time favorites. My grandmother used to pull out this dessert every single Easter, and my sister and I would always chow down on our dinner to get our super-sweet reward.

    If you’ve never heard of it, let me quickly fill you in! 

    Strawberries in the snow combines angel food cake cubes with sugar and fresh strawberries. Just be warned that you’ll need to be slightly patient as the mixture needs to sit for at least an hour to soak up all the juices.

    Then, you’ll whip up the cream layer that represents the all-important snow! Plus, all you need to do is mix frozen whipped topping with powdered sugar and cream cheese to make the magic happen.

    When you have the cream and strawberry layer finished, you’ll want to add a layer of cake pieces on top and push a few pieces down into the cream mixture. To finish, combine the strawberry and sugar mix with a package of uber-juicy strawberry glaze before refrigerating.

    And that’s it! 

    Yep – it’s a no-bake recipe that’s perfect for those lazy days during the spring and summer months. You can even prep it the day before and pull it out at the end of a successful BBQ!

    Anything goes when dessert is this delicious.

    Why You’ll Love Strawberries in the Snow

    • It’s quick and easy to make (perfect for lazy days!)
    • It’s no-bake which is ideal for involving kiddos
    • It has a wonderful fresh and fruity flavor
    • The cream complements the strawberries perfectly
    • You can make it in individual ramekins for a cutesy dessert
    Strawberries in the snow in a casserole pan


    The full printable recipe card with measurements and instructions is found at the bottom of the post.

    • Baked angel food cake
    • Cream cheese
    • Frozen whipped topping
    • Powdered sugar
    • Strawberries
    • Sugar
    • Strawberry glaze
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    How to Make Strawberries in the Snow

    • Step One: Stir sliced strawberries and ½ cup sugar together.
    • Step Two: Chill the mixture in the fridge for at least an hour.
    • Step Three: After the strawberries have chilled and made some juice, stir in the strawberry glaze.
    • Step Four: In a mixer, beat the softened cream cheese, frozen whipped topping, and powdered sugar together until creamy.
    • Step Five: Spread the cream mixture in a 9 x 13-inch dish.
    • Step Six: Cut angel food cake into small one-inch pieces and place the cake on top of the cream mixture.
    • Step Seven: Gently push some of the cake pieces into the cream.
    • Step Eight: Top with strawberry mixture and chill in the fridge.
    • Step Nine: Serve and enjoy!
    Strawberries in the snow in a parfait dish

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    What to Serve with Strawberries in the Snow

    Recipe Tips and Tricks

    • Don’t overmix your cream mixture but do make sure all lumps and bumps are fully mixed out!
    • Don’t be tempted to take the strawberry mix out of the fridge too soon. The longer you leave it, the more chance those delicious juices will have to form!
    • If you’re not sure when your cream mixture is ready, check it and make sure it has the consistency of Cool-Whip.

    Variations and Substitutions

    • If you want to add a bit of booziness to the recipe, throw a bit of red wine and cinnamon into the mix. This is a perfect alternative for the holiday season!
    • This recipe works beautifully with a few slices of fresh shortbread if you fancy something more substantial.
    • You can make your own angel food cake if you like, but I highly recommend using a mix as it’s usually extremely fluffy and far
    strawberries in the snow in a parfait dish

    Storage Instructions

    You can leave your pan of strawberries in the snow covered with cling film or foil in the fridge for a couple of days. Any longer, and it might start to go overly soggy or develop a strange film!

    Can I Freeze?

    Unfortunately, this strawberries in the snow recipe doesn’t freeze well. So, I recommend enjoying it within a couple of days! And honestly, you’ll struggle to keep it around for long.

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    4.52 from 97 votes

    Strawberries in the Snow

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 8
    Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
    Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
    Light angel food cake is layered on cream and covered in strawberries. A wonderful dessert to serve at a spring or summer gathering.


    • 1 baked angel food cake I use a boxed mix for mine
    • 2 packages cream cheese 8oz/250g packages, softened
    • 1 tub frozen whipped topping 16oz tub, thawed
    • 2 cups powdered sugar
    • 1 quart strawberries thinly sliced
    • ½ cup sugar
    • 1 tub strawberry glaze 14oz tub


    • In a small bowl, stir sliced strawberries and 1/2 cup sugar together. Chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
    • After strawberries have chilled and made some juice, stir in strawberry glaze.
    • In a mixer, beat softened cream cheese, frozen whipped topping and powdered sugar together until creamy.
    • Spread cream mixture in a 9×13 dish. Cut angel food cake into small, 1-inch pieces and place the cake on top of cream mixture.
    • Gently push some of the cake pieces into the cream.
    • Top with strawberry mixture. Chill in the refrigerator.



    I reserve approximately 1/2 cup of the cream mixture to pipe on top of the dessert for decoration. Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


    Serving: 1g | Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 207mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 52g

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Desserts
    Cuisine American
    Keyword Strawberries in the Snow

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    1. 5 stars
      My favorite version of this is your recipe! Turns out perfect every time – and the pan is ALWAYS scraped clean wherever I take it!!! Thank you for keeping this up so I can come back to it as needed!!! YUMMMMM……

    2. Kristina Hepp says:

      5 stars
      My sister in law had found this recipe so I decided to try it. It was a HUGE hit with everyone. I was told that it was dangerous, in a good way, LOL. It was such a hit that there was none left and I was asked to make more the next day. This is definitely a keeper recipe.

    3. Sandra Petroski says:

      5 stars
      What is the strawberry glaze?

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