Monday, July 6, 2009

Red, White & Blue Jello Cake

Celebrated our country's birthday with dessert of course. This is a super easy treat that my boys helped me make. Again, think of this as a method and all the variations and concoctions that you could create.

Patriotic striped cake starts with a standard white cake and then add in some red and blue jello. I chose a berry variety in blue and raspberry in red. Choose what you like.

After the cake is baked and cooled, take a fork and poke lots of holes into the cake. Since I was going for a stripe look, I poked the holes in a stripe pattern. A random array of holes will give you the best distribution of jello.

Make the jello according to package directions and cool slightly. For the stripes I used a turkey baster and carefully squirted the jello into stripes. Keep in mind, a certain amount of jello settles on the bottom - so there were a few "purple" spots on the very bottom.

Once covered in jello, place in the fridge to cool and set. Finish the cake off with whipped cream or cool whip for frosting. Can toss some berries or sprinkles on as well for a finishing touch.

Cake Mix - $.90 (sale at Meijer)
Eggs - $.25 (Aldi's, D&, or Meijer)
2 Jello Mixes - $.96 (Meijer)
Cool Whip - $1.29 (Aldi's)

Strawberry cake, strawberry jello, strawberry cool whip
Lemon cake, lime jello, cool whip
Yellow cake, orange jello, vanilla cool whip
and the list could go on and on and on...

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