This Easy Red White and Blue Jello Cake is bursting with flavor and colors for a great summer dessert. You can also, switch out for your favorite Jello and top it with fresh berries. A cool whip and pudding icing keeps things light and refreshing with little effort.
As you can see, I’m running a bit behind with my blog posts lately. I still wanted to post this Jello cake as one of the easiest summer desserts that kids can really have fun with. You can make this into a fun rainbow cake and even add a few sprinkles for maximum kiddo enjoyment. I will definitely be making a version of this again before the end of the summer with a few new additions.
I was concerned that the red and blue Jello would bleed together; creating an ugly brown or unwanted purple effect. I took extra precautions to prevent any color bleeding by using a children’s medicine syringe to inject the Jello and letting the blue color set in the fridge for awhile before adding the red. I was thrilled with the end results. It was so much prettier than the Jello cakes I’ve made in the past. A topping of strawberries and blueberries keeps things festive and goes well with the Jello.
We ended of having a little BBQ with the family for the 4th and had some of this cake along with my Red White and Blue Jello Shots and Red White and Blue Pinwheel Rice Krispy Treats that my mom made. Needless to say, I don’t even remember what real food was on the menu. Beware of the sneaky effect of said Jello shots my friends.
This cake looks like it has a case of the measles, but this is just to show the spacing I used for the different Jello flavors. I initially, used a butter knife to poke the cake, but then decided to go with the medicine syringe idea to prevent unwanted color bleeding.
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This Easy Red White and Blue Jello Cake makes a great addition to your summer holiday menu with a light cool whip and pudding icing.
- 1 Box White Cake Mix
- 1 Box Instant Berry Blue Jello
- 1 Box Instant Strawberry Jello
- 1 16 oz. Cool Whip
- 1 Box Instant Vanilla pudding
- 1 C. thinly sliced strawberries
- 1/2 C. fresh blueberries
Prepare cake mix according to package directions.
Allow cake to cool and prepare Berry Blue Jello according to package directions.
Allow Jello to cool slightly before adding to cake.
Using a syringe, inject cake with around 1 tsp of Jello around every inch. You may also, just poke the cake with a butter knife and pour jello with a teaspoon.
Place cake in refrigerator and allow the Blue Jello to set for around 2 hours before adding the Red Jello. This keeps the colors from bleeding.
Prepare the Strawberry Jello according to the package instructions; allow to cool. Inject the Jello around ever 1 inch between the Blue Jello.
Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before adding the icing.
For the icing, in a large bowl; stir the vanilla pudding mix in with the cool whip until smooth and thickened. Spread over the top of the cake. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Add sliced strawberries and blueberries to the top right before serving for best results.