Summer Fun!

Old Glory Fruit Pizza Cake

I come by the name of the Red, White and Blue Grandma for a very good reason ... my 4th of July decorations and party supplies are second only to those I have collected for Christmas. I was thrilled to find a flag Jello mold ... but the first use was a disaster! I quickly realized this special dessert could not hold up for a family picnic on what had to have been a record heat wave across the Midwest. Happily, this tribute to our country fares better!

Old Glory Fruit Pizza Cake

Prep Time:  20 minutes (ready in 2 hours 45 minutes) , 24 servings

1 18.25 oz. white cake mix
1 1/4 cups water
1/4 cup oil
2 eggs

2   8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
1   7 oz. jar (1 1/2 cups) marshmallow crème
1 cup fresh blueberries
3 cups fresh raspberries

John Coonradt, Kendra Shrode, Justin Marshall

1.  Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 15x10x1 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Prepare cake mix as directed on package, using water, oil and eggs. Pour batter into sprayed pan.

2.  Bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 30 minutes or until completely cooled.

3.  In medium bowl, combine cream cheese and marshmallow crème; beat until smooth. Spread over cooled cake. Refrigerate 1 1/2 hours before decorating.

4.  Rinse berries; pat dry with paper towels. In upper left corner, arrange blueberries in 5 inch square to make blue field of flag. Starting and ending at edges of cake, arrange 7 horizontal rows of raspberries, leaving white stripes between red stripes. Store in refrigerator.