Yup, I am finally doing it. I have looked at pictures of patriotic cakes, vegetable trays, fruit trays and such for years and always say "Aren't those cute! I am so going to do that." And then I never do.
Well this year I have the perfect opportunity because I am going to a BBQ on Sunday the 3rd of July and need to bring an item. Since cake is WAY more fun than vegetables or fruit and I love to bake, I am making the cake.
I hunted for recipes over the internet because of course I had never saved any when I saw them. There were some that were cute but just plain cake underneath. I was already contemplating in my head how to doctor it up when I found this one. Who doesn't love Strawberry jello and white chocolate pudding inside their cake!
So…here is the cake I am making. I wish I could tell you it turned out great but I am not making it until Sunday morning so check back…I will let you know.
Betty Crocker Red, White and Blue Poke Cake
1 box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
1 box (4-serving size) Jell-O™ strawberry-flavored gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup cold water
1 box (4-serving size) white chocolate instant pudding and pie filling mix
1/3 cup milk
1 container (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 13×9-inch pan. Cool completely in pan, about 1 hour.
Pierce cooled cake with fork at 1/2-inch intervals. In medium bowl, stir gelatin and boiling water until dissolved. Stir in cold water. Carefully pour mixture over entire surface of cake. Refrigerate at least 3 hours until serving time.
In large bowl, mix pudding mix and milk until well blended. Gently stir in whipped topping. Spread over cake. Arrange strawberries and blueberries on top of cake to look like flag. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.
Here is a link to the original site with a printable recipe. Red White and Blue Poke Cake
Happy 4th of July! May your Freedom Holiday ring sunny, bright and fun wherever you are.
Shar Sitter, owner Rooms With Style Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis MN.
CHSE and APSD Home Stager Pro Trainer