Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Meat Free Friday–Flag Cake
1 qt strawberries (3 cups cut in half, 1 cup sliced)
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 6 oz. package and 1 3 oz. package of red flavor Jello (strawberry, cherry, etc)
1 cup cold water
1 pound cake, cut into 10 slices
1 1/3 cup blueberries
whipped cream (you can use homemade or frozen)
1) Stir the boiling water into Jello in a large bowl for at least two minutes, until completely dissolved. Add enough ice cubes to cold water to measure 2 cups. Add this cold water to the Jello and stir until ice is melted. Refrigerate until slightly thickened (about 5 minutes, until the liquid is the consistency of egg whites)
2) Line the bottom of a 13x9 inch pan with cake slices. Add sliced strawberries and 1 cup of the blueberries to the thickened Jello and stir gently. Spoon over the cake slices.
3) Refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm. Spread the whipped cream over the Jello/cake mixture. Arrange the strawberry halves like stripes on the flag, and the blueberries like stars. Let the kids help – it doesn’t have to be perfect!
Happy 4th of July!