Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Cathy Muir
16 servings

Although this angel food confection looks devilishly rich, it's actually much lighter in calories than other cakes. Pile it high with strawberries and almonds for a dessert that you will never forget.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine strawberries and 1/4 cup sugar in a small bowl; cover and let stand 1 hour. Combine 1/2 cup sugar, milk, and cream cheese in a medium bowl; beat at medium speed of a mixer until smooth.

Step 2

Cut cake horizontally into 3 layers using a serrated knife; place bottom layer, cut side up, on a serving plate. Brush with 1 tablespoon liqueur, and spread half of cream cheese mixture over cake. Spoon one-third of strawberries over cream cheese mixture using a slotted spoon. Repeat layers, ending with cake and liqueur. Spread whipped topping over top and sides of cake. Cover; chill 30 minutes. Arrange remaining strawberries on top of cake before serving; sprinkle with almonds.

Ratings & Reviews

SWoodPGH's Review

March 30, 2014
This cake is amazing! My husband said this may be the best cake he's ever had. Followed the recipe exactly except using 1.5 packets of Splenda instead of sugar for the strawberries. Definitely a keeper!

Cupcooks's Review

February 16, 2013

steponme's Review

March 13, 2012
Nice way to dress up a store bought angel food cake; looked and tasted wonderful. Next time I will mix the juice left from the strawberry sugar mixture with the liqueur or o.j. before brushing on the cake. This is a great, quick dessert.

shellybell's Review

July 19, 2011
I made this for my family and they loved it. Light and delicious!

VestaTuran's Review

October 24, 2010
Quick, easy, and delicious! What more could you want? :)

holaerica's Review

August 01, 2010
Followed the instructions exactly, except used Splenda instead of sugar. I received rave reviews, even from the 'non-dessert-eaters'. Will definitely become a regular. Great for company.

gr8danegirl's Review

September 05, 2009
A great recipe that will become a tried and true. I've made it two times in the past month - once for family and once for friends. The first time, I used orange juice and added some blackberries on top with the strawberries. The second time, I used Amaretto instead of the oj and it was even better. :) I also mixed a little of the cool whip in with the cream cheese mixture. Other than that, no other modifications to this easy breezy dessert that is now in my favorites list!

KellysGirl's Review

August 19, 2009
This cake is amazing! Every time I make it people devour it. I doubled the recipe and made it as a sheet cake for a large party...not one piece was left. Amazing!!!!

csaunders80's Review

March 13, 2009
I have made this several times. The first time I made it as directed and the other times I made it as a trifle. I definitely like the trifle option better. The taste is the same, of course, but the presentation is better and it comes together faster and easier. Everybody that tries this LOVES it. I highly recommend it!