Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Repost: Yummy & Festive 4th of July Cake!

I posted these pictures and recipe a few years ago 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 this year's July 4th celebrations.  I think I will be making this dessert again this year as we have plans to spend time with family and friends for a cookout. 

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

  • 1 box of white cake mix (I used a box of Duncan Hines white cake mix in these pictures, but I've been baking cakes from scratch for awhile now so I think I'll use this homemade white cake recipe HERE.
  •  3 oz. package of Raspberry Jello
  • 3 oz. package of Berry Blue Jello
  • 8 oz. thawed Cool-Whip


  •  Prepare cake mix as directed.  Pour batter into two 8 or 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!


Angela said...

This looks really yummy!

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