Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Repost: Yummy & Festive 4th of July Cake!

I posted these pictures and recipe last year just before the 4th of July so I thought I would share it again in case anyone is looking for a festive and delicious patriotic dessert for tomorrow's 4th of July celebrations.

My mom passed on the recipe to me and it's as delicious as it is festive for any 4th of July gathering!


Ingredients:
1 box of white cake mix ( I used a box of Duncan Hines white cake mix)
3 oz. package of Raspberry Jello
3 oz. package of Berry Blue Jello
8 oz. thawed Cool-Whip

Directions:

  •  Prepare cake mix as directed.  Pour batter into two 8/9 in. round cake pans.
  • Bake as directed on box.  Cool 10 minutes while still in pans.  Remove cakes from pans and cool completely.
  • Place 2 cakes back in their pans, with their tops up
  • Prick each cake with utility fork at about 1/2 in. intervals 
  • Mix 1 cup boiling water with Raspberry Jello package; stir to dissolve 
  • Spoon Raspberry Jello over 1 cake layer making sure to spoon watery mixture over the pricked holes.
  • Repeat with the Berry Blue Jello and spoon Jello over other cake layer.  I used almost all of the Jello mixtures when I spooned/poured it over each layer.  
  • Refrigerate cakes for about 3 hours.
  • Dip each cake pan into warm water to loosen the cakes, then remove each cake from their pan.
 
  • Spread the red layer with Cool Whip topping
  • Put the blue layer on top of red layer and frost cakes with remaining Cool Whip
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve
You can then decorate the cake any way you want.  Since I was bringing this to a 4th of July gathering I made this design with strawberries and blueberries:


And the inside looks like this:


So if you need a great festive cake for this 4th of July, give this one a try!  It has been a hit with family and friends and I will definitely be baking this great dessert again!

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6 comments:

LeAnn said...

Thanks for the recipe; it looks like a great one.

Cross Moms said...

Oh my goodness! That is the coolest cake recipe I have ever seen! It looks delicious, too! I love that I'm able to find you regularly at NOBH! You totally inspire me! :)
Love and God Bless,
Christy

Patty said...

That looks so refreshing! There is something about whipped cream and fresh fruit....yum! yum!

Aimee said...

Love it! It looks just as tasty as it does pretty!

Amy said...

Love, love, love this Tracy! I'm so sorry I wasn't able to see it before the 4th. Oh well, there's always next year. Thanks so much for sharing! Smiles -

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