Friday, May 27, 2016

Red, White & Blue Poke Cake

Jello poke cakes are a favorite dessert...I'm not sure why I don't make them more often.
They're so simple and for me, taste so elegant...and light. 

Here's a last minute idea for you to make to add to your Memorial Day menu.
And hopefully, you're having great weather and can eat outside..if it isn't too hot.

Enjoy a wonderful Memorial Day and weekend! 

Let's not forget to remember!! 

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1 (16 - 18 ozs) box white cake mix 

(plus ingredients called for on the box)

1 sm. box (4-serving size) red jello

1 sm. box(4-serv. size) blue Jello

1 8-ozs. tub Cool Whip, thawed 

Mix and bake cake in a 9" X 13" pan according to package directions. 

Let cake cool 15 minutes. Using the handle of a wooden spoon, poke holes

all over the cake. (Yes, you want to go to the bottom). 

Mix red jello with 3/4 c. boiling water; stir until dissolved. Add 1/4 c. cold water. Then mix blue jello (separately) with 3/4 c. boiling water; stir until dissolved, then add 1/4 c. cold water. 

Now you can pour each color of jello into rows of holes, or just spoon the colors in randomly.  That's a little more time consuming, but you'll have

pretty colors in every piece. (Just be sure you keep the colors separate, otherwise you'll have PURPLE!)

Cover and refrigerate cake for at least 4 hours or overnight. 

In the morning, you can spread the whipped topping over the cake and top off with red and blue berries or patriotic sprinkles. You could even arrange berries and bananas or marshmallows to make the top look like a flag.  Keep refrigerated until serving. 

           Linked to
                Full Plate Thursday
             Weekend Potluck
               Meal Plan Monday

Another simple idea for your weekend...

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