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Food, Fireworks, and the 4th of July!

Nicole Staples | Jul 03, 2014

Today is a holiday here in the U.S.!  One of the things that come to mind when a holiday is upon us is gatherings with family and friends around food…and lots of it. And for this particular holiday – the 4th of July – we also have fireworks!  But let’s not forget the food.  I don’t want to veer too far from where my heart is right now. 🙂

If you’re in need of a dish to whip up to bring to a gathering today, I have one for you!  It’s called a “Flag Cake” or “Red, White, and Blue Cake”. It’s fairly simple to make and it’s been my ‘go-to’ dish for this particular holiday.  It’s festive, it’s colorful, and it’s yummy!  It’s also my favorite because of the ingredients.  I love food (and cake is no exception) but I’ve been making a conscious effort to make better food choices and this cake has a little healthy twist to it.  There’s fruit involved!

Flag Cake

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 package of chocolate, yellow or white boxed cake mix

1 container of cool whip* (defrosted)

I container of strawberries all sliced in half*

1 container of blueberries

*I buy two containers of each to avoid running out. You may end up with a few leftovers to snack on later.

What to do:

Bake the cake in a 9×13 pan according to the directions on the box.  Spread the cool whip (like it’s icing) on to the cake once the cake has emcompletely/em cooled. Once you’ve spread the cool whip on to the cake, line strawberries and blueberries to form a flag.

And wa-la!  You’ve just created a very festive and Instagram worthy cake!

What are some of your favorite recipes for this holiday?  Share them in the comments below.  I’m always looking for new recipes to try.

Have a wonderful Friday!

Nicole 🙂