Mexican Flag Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 2 (3 ounce) boxes JELL-O Strawberry Flavor Gelatin
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) pound cake, cut into 10 slices
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) container COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
  • 4 kiwi, peeled, sliced
  • 10 fresh strawberries, cut in half

Instructions

  1. Add boiling water to gelatin mixes; stir 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Add enough ice to cold water to make 2 cups. Add to gelatin; stir until melted. Refrigerate 5 minutes or until gelatin is slightly thickened.
  2. Cover bottom of 13 x 9-inch dish with cake; cover with gelatin. Refrigerate 4 hours or until set.
  3. Beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with whisk or mixer until blended; stir in COOL WHIP. Spread over gelatin. Arrange fruit on cream cheese mixture to resemble the Mexican flag.
  4. How to Assemble Flag Cake: Cake should be divided in to 3 even vertical sections sections: 1 section is green (kiwi), 1 is white (no fruit), and last section is red (strawberry).
  5. How to Make Mexican Toothpick Flags: Make 3 small printouts of the Mexican flag. Find them online by searching for the words "Mexican Flag." Print out the flags, then cut them out. Tape the green ends to toothpicks, then insert into center of dessert.

Prep Time: 20 min | Total Time: 4 hr 25 min | Makes: 20 servings

Variation: Prepare using PHILADELPHIA 1/3 Less Fat Cream Cheese and COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping.

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Kraft Kitchens

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