It only takes 15 minutes to prep this festive cake!
Canada Day is tomorrow, July 1st and I wanted to make something festive. Sure I could make my Mom’s Cherry Cheesecake because it’s red and white, but I wanted to be a little more creative so I went internet hunting for an easy and quick dessert recipe. I found it on Kraft Canada’s website and it’s called Canadian Flag Cake. The name says it all; the cake looks like the Canadian flag except much more delicious because the maple leaf is make out of sliced strawberries. The cake is easy to make using store-bought pound cake and Jell-o; it actually sounds similar to a strawberry shortcake. I can’t wait to try this! Happy Canada Day!
CANADIAN FLAG CAKE
1 pkg. (298 g) pound cake, cut into 12 slices
2 cups boiling water
2 pkg. (85 g each) JELL-O Strawberry Jelly Powder
3 cups ice cubes
3 cups sliced fresh strawberries, divided
2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
COVER bottom of 13×9-inch dish with cake slices; set aside.
ADD boiling water to jelly powders in large bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Add ice cubes; stir 3 to 5 min. or until jelly is thickened. Remove any unmelted ice. Stir in 1 cup strawberries; pour over cake slices. Refrigerate 15 min. Cover with Cool Whip.
REFRIGERATE 4 hours or until jelly is firm. Arrange remaining strawberries over dessert to resemble the Canadian flag.
VARIATION You can also quick-set the jelly using frozen sliced strawberries. Dissolve the jelly powders in boiling water as directed. Add 1 cup each frozen strawberries and ice cubes; stir 3 to 5 min. or until thickened. Remove any unmelted ice. Continue as directed, decorating with 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries.
HOW TO DECORATE Using a toothpick, trace a maple leaf pattern on top of dessert. Place a strawberry slice on each leaf point, then fill in the leaf with remaining strawberries.