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Wave Your Flag Cake

Happy Healthy Holidays!

Use a pound cake as the bottom layer of this pretty cake and top with a gelatin mixture that includes strawberries and blueberries. Whipped topping lends the finishing touch.

Wave Your Flag Cake

Recipe Ingredients

1 quart strawberries, divided
1-1/2 cups boiling water
1 package (8-serving size) or 2 packages (4-serving size each) Jell-O Brand Gelatin, any red flavor
Ice cubes
1 cup cold water
1 package(12 ounce) pound cake, cut into ten slices
1-1/3 cups blueberries, divided
1 tub (8 ounce) Cool Whip Whipped Topping, thawed

Recipe Directions

Slice 1-cup of the strawberries; set aside. Halve remaining 3-cups strawberries; set aside.

Stir boiling water into gelatin in large bowl at least two minutes until completely dissolved. Add enough ice cubes to cold water to measure 2-cups. Add to gelatin; stir until ice is melted. Refrigerate five minutes or until slightly thickened (consistency of unbeaten egg whites).

Meanwhile, line bottom of 13 x 9-inch dish with cake slices. Add sliced strawberries and 1-cup of the blueberries to thickened gelatin; stir gently. Spoon over cake slices.

Refrigerate four 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."

Recipe makes 12 servings.

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July 16, 1787: Roger Sherman proposes the Connecticut Compromise — an agreement between the two extremes of the Virginia and New Jersey Plans that dealt with representation in the legislative branch of government (Congress). It has also been referred to as the Great Compromise.