Sunday, July 1, 2012

Gearing up for Independence Day

 You've probably seen this ad/recipe in magazines or online before, but in case you haven't and are starting to plan for your Fourth of July celebration, this cake is easy, refreshing and delicious! You can't go wrong with pound cake, jello, cool whip and berries!  Here's how...

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 pound 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 mix in large bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved.   
* Add enough ice cubes 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 13x9-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. 
* Cover with COOL WHIP. 
* Arrange strawberry halves on COOL WHIP for stripes of flag and remaining blueberries for stars.
 Recipe taken from

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY From our family to yours!

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