Strawberry Margarita Tunnel Cake

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10 servings, 1 piece (72 g) each

Juicy ripe berries, luscious creamy frosting and airy angel food cake come together in this Strawberry Margarita Tunnel Cake. If that weren’t heavenly enough, this no-bake dessert is better for you, too!

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  • Place cake on serving plate. Use long serrated knife to cut 3/4-inch-thick horizontal slice from top of cake; set aside. Cut 1-inch-wide and 1-inch-deep tunnel around centre of interior of cake with short serrated knife, being careful to not cut through to bottom of cake. Remove cake cutout; reserve for snacking.
  • Add boiling water to jelly powder in medium bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Add enough cold water to ice cubes to measure 3/4 cup. Add to jelly; stir until ice is completely melted. Remove 1/2 cup jelly; place in separate medium bowl. Add Cool Whip; stir with whisk until well blended. Refrigerate 10 min. or until thickened to spreading consistency.
  • Meanwhile, refrigerate remaining plain jelly 5 to 10 min. or until thickened. Stir in 1/4 cup each strawberries, raspberries and lime zest; spoon into tunnel of cake. Replace cake top. Frost cake with thickened jelly mixture. Garnish with remaining berries. Refrigerate 2 hours.


For a change of pace, prepare using your family's favourite Jell-O No Sugar Added Jelly Powder, Cool Whip Light Whipped Topping and fruit.

Special Extra

For added colour and flavour, garnish cake with fresh mint just before serving.


  • 10 servings, 1 piece (72 g) each

Healthy Living

  • Healthy Living

Diet Exchange

  • 1 Carbohydrates

Nutrition Bonus

This easy-to-make, yet elegant, dessert is made with better-for-you products. And as a bonus, the strawberries provide an excellent source of vitamin C.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 10 servings, 1 piece (72 g) each
Calories 90
% Daily Value
Total fat 1g
Saturated fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 170mg
Carbohydrate 18g
Dietary fibre 1g
Sugars 10g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 0 %DV
Vitamin C 30 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 2 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • daylene |

    Do you add the cool whip to the 1/2 cup reserved jelly or the original batch? I'd like to make this as a birthday cake. Aside of me not understanding that part of the directions, it looks easy and delicious :)