Mixed Berry Angel Dessert has light fluffy Angel food cake with lemon pudding, strawberry pie filling, and fresh mixed berries. This cool and refreshing no-bake dessert is perfect for when you’re wondering what to do with all those fresh berries of the season. Mix and match the berries at will, then top it all off with a frozen whipped topping.
The cool refreshing flavors of the berries in this dessert make it a favorite during those hot months of summer. Springtime, too.
Actually, you’re right…it’s good all year long. Ha!
And a bonus, in my weird opinion, is that it’s super easy to carry to a picnic or potluck, because it’s made in a 13 x 9″ dish.
The Angel in this Mixed Berry Angel Dessert
That would be the cake. There are two ways of doing this: either 1) make an Angel food cake from either a box or from scratch, and then wait for it to cool, or 2) buy a ready-made cake.
You can save a lot of time and cleanup if you buy a ready-made Angel food cake, which is what I did, plus that option makes it a NO BAKE dessert.
Leaving the oven off during those hot months can only be a good thing.
Once you have the Angel food cake, tear it to pieces. I suggest bite-size pieces, because it’s way easier to eat, but it also cuts and serves better.
To decorate or not to decorate…that’s a berry good question.
Before you go much further, now would be the time to pull out the prettiest of berries to decorate the top of your dessert with. That is, if you want to decorate the top.
Leaving the snowy white top completely plain is beautiful, too.
If you’re feeling decorative, though, have fun with it. It’s fun to spell things out, make a picture (like an American flag or smiley face), or create a cool geometric design.
Having said that, you’ll need to set aside those berries now before they end up inside the dessert.
Follow me on Pinterest and post a picture of how you decorated your dessert. Y’all are so clever!
Some Assembly Required
So far you’ve already torn the cake to pieces and set aside (or not) the berries for the top. Next, let’s make up the lemon pudding mixture.
Start with the milk in the bowl, then add the dry instant pudding mix. I find this helps cut down on clumps. Then add in the lemon Greek yogurt and set aside.
Open the can of strawberry pie filling and have your 13 x 9″ dish ready to go. Time to assemble.
Layering the Mixed Berry Angel Dessert
Here’s my disclaimer, this dessert is really messy. The cake pieces are roughly torn, so that sets the pace. Then the pudding and pie filling will never spread evenly over those rough cake pieces, so it’s a fun dessert to assemble if only because it’s hard to screw up.
Ok, so let’s start with the first layer: place about 2/3 of the cake pieces in the dish.
Next, spoon about 1/2 of the pudding mixture, 1/2 of the pie filling, and 1/2 of the berries over the cake pieces.
To give you an idea of what I did, I took a picture of the first layer where my pattern (evenly spaced stripes) goes in one direction. The second picture shows how I went in the other direction for the second layer.
I did this hoping for a little bit of everything in a serving of this dessert.
Second layer: add the remaining cake pieces, then spoon in the remaining pudding, pie filling, and berries, but stripe them in another direction.
Lastly, spread the frozen whipped topping over the entire dessert. I use 12 oz. because it covered everything much easier than an 8 oz. tub.
Final note: the evenly spaced stripes worked great, each serving had something of everything in it, but randomly spaced dollops would have worked just as well.
I think that’s why I like messy desserts, they’re fun to throw together, and you really can’t mess up something that is supposed to be messy.
Mixed Berry Angel Dessert
- 1 ready-made Angel food cake, (make or buy one)
- 1 box (3.4 oz.) instant lemon pudding
- 1 1/4 cup milk
- 5.3 oz. lemon Greek yogurt
- 1 can (21 oz.) strawberry pie filling
- 2 cups fresh mixed berries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, etc.
- 12 oz. frozen whipped topping
- Tear cake into bite-sized pieces. Set aside optional mixed berries for decorating top of dessert.
- In bowl, mix milk with instant pudding. Add Greek yogurt.
- Layer #1: Place 2/3 cake pieces in 13 x 9 dish. Spoon 1/2 yogurt mixture over cake. Spoon 1/2 pie filling mixture over cake. Add 1/2 mixed berries over cake.
- Layer #2: Place remaining 1/3 cake in dish. Spoon remaining 1/2 yogurt mixture and 1/2 remaining pie filling mixture over cake. Add remaining 1/2 mixed berries.
- Spread frozen whipped topping over top of cake. Decorate with optional mixed berries.
- Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Enjoy!
Loving all things No Bake?
Me too, especially when it’s hot outside. In the winter, I love to heat up the kitchen, making it all cozy, but ugh! …not when it’s 100° outside.
Check out these other No Bake recipes:
- No Bake Lemon Blueberry Dessert
- No Bake Chocolate Cherry Dessert
- Chocolate Raspberry Trifle
- Layered Cranberry Cheesecake Dessert
- Harvest Dirt Trifle
- Banana Split Pie
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