Independence Day

Wave Your Flag Cake, Kraft Foods

Photo by PriscillaKittyCat

Photo by PriscillaKittyCat

This cake is everything but healthy.  Yet it signifies all that’s good about the 4th of July.  Independence comes in many forms.  Enjoy yours today.  Watch the second video to hear the story behind our tradicionalissimo “wave your flag” cake, a.k.a. “bolo bandeira”.


4 cups fresh strawberries, divided
1 1/2 cups boiling water
2 pkg. (3 oz. each) JELL-O Gelatin, any red flavor
Ice cubes
1 cup cold water
1 pkg. (12 oz) prepared pount cake, cut into 10 slices
1 1/3 cups blueberries, divided
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed

Slice 1 cup strawberries; cut remaining strawberries in half.

Add boiling water to gelatin mixes in large bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved.  Add enough ice to cold water to measure 2 cups.  Add to gelatin; stir until ice is melted.  Refrigerate 5 min. or until slightly thickened.  Meanwhile, cover bottom of 13 x 9 inch dish with cake slices.

Add sliced strawberries and 1 cup blueberries to thickened gelatin; stir gently.  Spoon over cake. Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm.

Spread COOL WHIP over dessert.  Top with fruit to resemble the flag, using strawberries for the stripes and remaining blueberries for the stars.