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Wave Your Flag Cake Recipe
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Wave Your Flag Cake

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"This all-American flag cake is delicious and easy to assemble. A pound cake and gelatin base is frosted with whipped topping and decorated with blueberries and strawberries."

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  • PREP

    20 mins

    4 hrs 25 mins


  1. Slice 1 cup of the strawberries; set aside. Halve remaining strawberries; set aside.
  2. Stir boiling water into dry gelatin mix in large bowl 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Add enough ice to cold water to measure 2 cups. Add to gelatin; stir until ice is melted. Refrigerate 5 minutes or until slightly thickened (consistency of unbeaten egg whites). Meanwhile, line bottom of 13x9-inch dish with cake slices. Add sliced strawberries and 1 cup of the blueberries to thickened gelatin; stir gently. Spoon over cake slices.
  3. Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm. Spread whipped topping over gelatin. Arrange strawberry halves on whipped topping for 'stripes' of 'flag.' Arrange remaining 1/3 cup blueberries on whipped topping for 'stars.' Store leftover cake in refrigerator.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 21, 2008

Great recipe..I agree you cant go wrong with Jello & cool whip! My only change to this cake is to sometimes use cake! I use any kind of white, lemon, or even pound cake. You can 'frost' the top with cool whip then add the berries or as I do, making the cake into 2 layers, putting a down 1 cake layer, adding thin layer of cool whip then berries, then the 2nd cake layer; this time arranging the berries over the cool whip as the USA flag :-)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 05, 2008

Made this for a 4th of July BBQ. Looked great, but tasted just OK. Nothing spectacular and the pound cake seemed to dry out. Next year will look for a different patriotic dessert.


59 Ratings

Jun 08, 2008

OH MY GOODNESS!!! I made this recipe when Cool Whip came out with it when I was a little girl, with my Mother's assistance, of course. This is very simple and tasty. Great for kids to make with grown-up help.

May 27, 2008

I made a french vanilla cake with fresh whipped creme and decorated it like this. Great idea and perfect for memorial day.

Jul 16, 2008

Since we were having a July 4th party this year, I decided to try this, and it was great - everyone at the party loved it, and most had seconds. Personally, I wasn't sure about the jello mixing with the cake (I thought it made the pound cake too mushy, but no one else seemed to mind), so next time I may leave out the cake, or I'll let the jello harden more before I layer it in (or maybe mix the jello with some cool whip and layer that). Overall, a big hit, and very festive and pretty - will make again!

May 24, 2008

My workplace had a Memorial Day lunch yesterday and we all contributed a dish...this was what I chose to make and bring. I did use an extra deep 9x13 pan which required more jello. (I used an additional 4 serving sized box). I used sugar free jello, and extra creamy Cool Whip. I GOT RAVE REVIEWS and more than one request for the recipe!

May 15, 2008

This was awesome...the kids loved it (jello + cool whip...duh) Great test for upcoming patriotic holidays!

Sep 07, 2008

Very simple, fun, & festive! I brought this cake to a Labor Day party & it was a huge hit... there was almost none left. I did use the sliced pound cake but next time I'd like to try cutting out some of the unneccessary calories (using a white cake mix - though that wouldn't save any time -, Sugar Free Jello, and Light Cool Whip).


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  • Calories
  • 159 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 120 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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