Angel Food Strawberry Parfait

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  • Looking for a quick and easy dessert idea? Look no further- this Angel Food Strawberry Parfait is for you!

    angel food layered with fresh strawberries and strawberry sauce

    Dinner Party Desserts

    Back in the day… you know, when we used to socialize and host dinner parties, I loved to entertain. I’d spend oodles of time focusing on appetizers, drinks and the entree but often forget about dessert.

    And if we are being totally honest, by the time dessert rolled around, I was already 2 glasses of wine deep, totally exhausted and just wanted to spend time with my guests.

    close up of top of mini strawberry trifle

    Make ahead desserts and individual desserts like these Angel Food Strawberry Parfaits were the name of the game. And this one is a favorite!

    Dessert Parfaits

    Parfaits are often thought of for breakfast and snacks. Yogurt, granola and fruit layered into a cup or jar. But they can also be dessert. Like little individual trifles.

    close up of diced angel food cake

    These Angel Food Strawberry Parfaits can be made ahead and are super easy to serve because, hey, all you need to do is pass them out!

    Some of my other favorites are Banana Pudding Cups and Tiramisu Cups, but even they require a little more effort than sometimes desired.

    angle view of layered strawberry dessert

    Angel Food Strawberry Parfait

    This dessert parfait only requires a few ingredients.

    • Angel food cake– bake your own or grab one from the bakery like I do! There are some great box mixes out there too. Remember that Angel food is a little temperamental and bakes best on non-humid days.
    • Fresh strawberry saucehomemade strawberry sauce does need to be made from scratch, but is super easy and can be made ahead of time. Of course, you can grab jarred, but homemade is so much better.
    spoon of strawberry sauce
    • Fresh strawberries– for garnish. You can add more layers of fresh juicy strawberries with the sauce too.
    • Whipped cream– because all desserts taste better with whipped cream.

    Parfait Cups

    If you have actual parfait or ice cream sundae cups, feel free to use them for your Angel Food Strawberry Parfaits.

    Otherwise, large wine glasses, martini glasses and even mason jars work well too. You can even buy disposable plastic cups for easy cleanup.

    Optional Angel Food Strawberry Parfait Add-Ins

    While I find that the cake and strawberry layers are just perfect, you can also add more flavors. Here are some favorites.

    • Chocolate shavings
    • Fresh mint
    • Blueberries- for a red, white and blue dessert
    • Drizzle of creme de menthe or chocolate liqueur
    • Chopped hazelnuts, walnuts or pecans

    You can always swap out the strawberries for another fruit, but keep in mind that you will be changing the whole dessert completely. While they would no longer be Angel Food Strawberry Parfaits, a good alternative would be blueberries or raspberries.

    angel food strawberry parfaits  with sauce

    How to Make Angel Food Strawberry Parfaits

    This dessert could not be more simple! In fact, the whole thing is finished in only three easy steps:

    1. Start by dicing your angel food cake into small cubes. Then put a layer of those cake cubes into the bottom of each cup, making sure to cover it completely.
    2. Next add a layer of strawberry sauce. Alternate these layers (cake, strawberry sauce, cake, strawberry sauce) until your cup is full.
    3. Then top each cup with a dollop of whipped cream and a fresh strawberry slice and you’re done! If you are prepping these ahead of time, make sure to hold off on the whipped cream until you are ready to serve.
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    Angel Food Strawberry Parfaits

    Easy to make ahead for parties, these EASY Angel Food Strawberry Parfaits are great for entertaining! So many layers and super DELICIOUS!
    Prep Time10 mins
    Total Time10 mins
    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: mini trifle, parfait recipes, trifle desserts
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 254kcal
    Author: Jessica Formicola



    • Cover the bottom of each cup with angel food cake, top with a dollop of strawberry sauce and repeat until full.
    • Top each cup with whipped cream and a fresh strawberry slice. If you are making ahead, don’t add the whipped cream until ready to serve.
    • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was!


    You’ll need about 1/2 standard size Angel Food Cake.


    Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 118IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
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