Angel Food Strawberry Shortcake‏

I am not sure what it is about Mother's Day, but it brings Strawberry Shortcake to mind. Since I was trying to make it an easier recipe and lighter on the calories, I decided to use an Angel Food Cake. I love playing with food color, so I made the whipped topping pink because it is girly.

To all the mom's, have a Happy Mother's Day!

1 pre-made angel food cake (or bake it yourself)
1 quart of strawberries, minced (also remove 8 whole strawberries for garnish)
1 large container of whipped topping (I use light)
red food coloring
1 cup of strawberry jam or preserves
1 can of whip cream

In large bowl empty the whipped topping and add in 2 drops of food coloring. More than likely that's all you will need to get the pretty pink color, but maybe even 1 drop will be just fine. You will have to decide the shade of pink you want. Just remember you can always add, but you cant take away. When you get to the desired color, place bowl in refrigerator to stiffen back up so its easier to spread on cake. Now slice angel food cake in half. Since angel food cakes have wholes in the center. I usually just take the knife and gently slice the cake in half. Remove the top and place it on a dish. Empty half the preserves or jam on the bottom layer and spread out evenly. Place the top back on, spread the remaining jam and begin to frost with the whipped topping. Sprinkle the minced strawberries on top of the whipped topping and for an extra treat top with spray can whipped cream and a whole strawberry. Happy Mother's Day.

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