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Angel Food Squares

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Most people I know love angel food cake. Myself included. This recipe for Angel Food Squares is a super simple recipe and one that you can easily tweak to suit any holiday or occasion with one simple change. Let me show you what I mean.

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Angel Food

Naturally, this recipe starts with an angel food cake. (You can make one from scratch, use a box mix, or purchase one already baked from your local bakery.) Since St. Patrick’s Day is coming up I used a colorful Funfetti Angel Food cake mix.

*To make this a gluten-free recipe, simply swap out a regular mix for Pillsbury’s Funfetti Gluten Free Angel Food Cake Mix. I’ve used their gluten-free Angel Food cake mix many times and it’s really good. Here’s a post I did last year for a Gluten-Free Birthday Cake Trifle using a Pillsbury GF Angel Food cake mix and it turned out amazing!

Funfetti Birthday Cake Trifle

Once your angel food cake is ready, tear the cake into small chunks and place chunks in a lightly greased baking dish. Set aside.

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The next step is to make a mixture of dissolved gelatin, sugar, cream cheese, whipped topping, and a little fresh lemon juice. Pour this yummy creation over the top of the angel food chunks and place it in the refrigerator to set-up.

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After a couple of hours in the refrigerator, your Angel Food Squares are ready to serve. Garnish each square with a generous dollop of whipped topping and a few candy sprinkles.


Angel Food Squares

Yields 15 - 20 Servings

1 hrPrep Time

1 hrTotal Time

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  • 1 package (.3 ounces) sugar-free lime gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 prepared angel food cake (8 inches), tear into 1-inch chunks (*gluten-free version: use a Gluten Free Angel Food Cake Mix).
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (optional)
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed
  • Garnish:
  • Reduced-fat whipped topping
  • Candy sprinkles, optional (*GF version: use gluten free candy sprinkles or candies) 


  1. In a bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water.
  2. Refrigerate  until mixture just begins to thicken, about 35 minutes.
  3. Place cake cubes in a lightly greased 13" x 9" dish; set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth.
  5. Beat in the sugar and lemon juice.
  6. Add the chilled gelatin mixture; beat until combined.
  7. Fold in 1 1/2 cups whipped topping.
  8. Spread over top of cake, covering completely.
  9. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until firm.
  10. Cut into squares; garnish with remaining whipped topping.

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You can easily change the flavors of gelatin to change the flavor and appearance of this Angel Food Squares dessert.

For example: 

  • Strawberry or cherry gelatin is perfect for Christmas or Valentine’s Day. Garnish with a few sliced fresh strawberries or cherries. 
  • Blueberry gelatin is great for the 4th of July. 
  • Peach or lemon gelatin works fabulously for a refreshing summertime dessert.

Use your imagination and see what flavor combinations you can come up with. 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


Disclaimer: Manufacturer’s formulations and policies for gluten-free products may change at any time. Therefore it’s important to read product labels yourself and contact the manufacturer with questions or concerns. We have found that most companies are eager to help answer your questions.

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  • Kristine March 19, 2016, 10:44 am
    I made this for St. Patrick's Day, and the kids loved it. I made it the day before and kept it in the refrigerator overnight. I set it out an hour before the party, and it was perfect!
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy March 19, 2016, 11:26 am
      Hi Kristine, YAY!!! We are so glad that your family enjoyed this recipe! Thanks so much for dropping by and letting us know! One of the great things about this recipe is that you can easily tweak it to be different flavors for different holidays or events. I love how easy it is too! Thanks again and give your kiddos a big hug from us! Linda
  • Blair @ The Seasoned Mom February 18, 2016, 1:52 pm
    Oh my, I LOVE this idea! I'm a huge fan of angel food cake, and these little squares are even better than the original. What a fun treat!!
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy March 3, 2016, 8:14 pm
      Hi Blair, Thanks so much! Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do! Linda

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