My whole life, I have always wanted to make a version of the American Flag Cake. You know the one- with blueberries as the field of blue and strawberries as the stripes with Cool Whip as frosting? Yeah, that one.
Today, offered the first opportunity for me to make such a cake. We were invited to a BBQ at Uncle Keith’s and Aunt Roxanne’s where Tim family was also celebrating his birthday. I said I would bring the cake.
After researching many ideas, I settled on the American Flag cake, but decided I didn’t want to make it the same old way.
So after referencing my favorite cookbook (aka- GOOGLE), I found a recipe for a Jell-O poke cake.
And this is what I did:
Dessert: American Flag Jell-O Poke Cake
Prepare one box of yellow cake mix as directed in a 13×9 inch pan.
Let cake cool for 15 minutes.
Poke holes all over cake using a fork.
Dissolve a package of instant Jell-O (I used strawberry) in 1 cup of boiling water.
Slowly pour mixture over cake, allowing it to soak in. Cover and refrigerate.
I mixed 8oz of Cool Whip with a package of cheesecake instant pudding (Trying to liven up the plain Cool Whip frosting). This was a perfect frosting!
I then made the cake design with the blueberries and strawberries (which were amazingly perfect! so delish!!)
We served it with chocolate and vanilla ice cream and it was a hit!
The Jell-O in the cake added a nice fruity flavor to the sweet cake, and the fruit/ Cool Whip topping was perfect! I had mine with chocolate ice cream, and it was perfect! Everyone raved about it! So, I will definitely be adding this cake (and variations of such) to the repertoire!