When we were collaborating on our Top 10 Patriotic activities for this issue, the idea to make a flag cake was put on the table, I knew it was something we had to do and share with you! Once again I scoured the Pinterest boards until I found the perfect recipe to try out. This simple yet tasty dessert was fun to make and a hit with all who tried it! Here we go!!!
1 (15.25 oz) boxed white cake mix
1 cup boiling water
1 (3 oz) box strawberry flavored Jell-o
1/2 cup cold water
1 (8 oz) tub Cool-Whip non-dairy whipped topping
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 pound strawberries, cut into triangles
2 cups blueberries (Depending on how big or small they are, the cup size will vary.
Make cake as directed on the back of the box for a 9”×13” pan.
Let the cake cool for 20 minutes and “poke” the cake with a large fork until the entire surface of the cake is covered.
Mix together the boiling water and Jell-o until the Jell-o is completely dissolved. Pour in the cold water and mix well then pour over the cake.
Cover the cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate for three hours.
Combine the Cool-Whip, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla and beat with a mixer until smooth. Spread on top of cake.
Top with blueberries for the stars and strawberries for the stripes. Keep in the fridge until you are ready to serve.
Let me tell you my family LOVED it! This dessert has amazing flavor and is so light and moist, I had everyone begging me for the recipe – I encourage you to make this tasty treat to share for your 4th of July holiday this year! Or sooner if you can’t wait, like me!!!