Thursday, July 3, 2008

Wave You Flag Cake

We don't have any grand plans for the Fourth of July this year. It's too light outside at night to see any fireworks :( Ellie might be going to a friend's house for a BBQ - we were all invited, but I'm not sure if I'm up to chasing Nick around someone else's house.
We made this cake today in preparation for the Fourth of July anyway :) It sounds pretty strange to me (the pound cake with jello on it) but we decided to try it out. We haven't tasted it yet, so I can't tell you if it is actually a success, but it is pretty!

Here is the recipe:

Wave Your Flag Cake
Submitted by: Cool Whip BrandRated: 5 out of 5 by 9 members
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 4 Hours 25 MinutesYields: 18 servings
"This all-American flag cake is delicious and easy to assemble. A pound cake and gelatin base is frosted with whipped topping and decorated with blueberries and strawberries."
1 quart strawberries, divided
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 pkg. (8 serving size) JELL-O Brand
Gelatin, any red flavor
Ice cubes
1 cup cold water
1 (12 ounce) package pound cake, cut
into 10 slices
1 1/3 cups blueberries, divided
1 (8 ounce) tub COOL WHIP Whipped
Topping, thawed
Slice 1 cup of the strawberries; set aside. Halve remaining strawberries; set aside.
Stir boiling water into dry gelatin mix in large bowl 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Add enough ice to cold water to measure 2 cups. Add to gelatin; stir until ice is melted. Refrigerate 5 minutes or until slightly thickened (consistency of unbeaten egg whites). Meanwhile, line bottom of 13x9-inch dish with cake slices. Add sliced strawberries and 1 cup of the blueberries to thickened gelatin; stir gently. Spoon over cake slices.
Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm. Spread whipped topping over gelatin. Arrange strawberry halves on whipped topping for 'stripes' of 'flag.' Arrange remaining 1/3 cup blueberries on whipped topping for 'stars.' Store leftover cake in refrigerator.
Printed from 7/3/2008

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