This the cake that I was telling you about. I tried to copy the picture of the cake for you but I am pretty well computer illiterate and couldn't figure it out. Maybe my hubby can do it for me tonight when he gets home Hope that you are having a great Friday and I hope that you like the recipe.:bounce:
Fourth-of-July Flag Cake
Here's a great-looking, great-tasting way to say hooray for the red, white, and blue.
O 30 minutes preparation, 35-40 lii minutes baking
Makes 16 servings
2%cups all-purpose flour
1tablespoon baking powder
%cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1%cups granulated sugar
1teaspoon vanilla extract
Frosting and Garnish
1% cups chilled heavy cream
2 tablespoons confectioners'
1A pint fresh blueberries 1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
1 Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Dust with flour; tap out excess.
2 Mix together flour, baking powder, and salt.
3 Beat together butter and sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.
4 At low speed, alternately beat flour mixture and milk into butter mixture. Spread batter in prepared pan. Smooth surface.
5 Bake cake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack to
cool for 10 minutes. Turn cake out onto rack to cool completely.
6 To prepare frosting, beat together cream and confectioners' sugar at high speed until soft peaks form.
7 Spoon % cup of whipped cream into a pastry bag fitted with a small star tip.
8 Spread remaining whipped cream over top and sides of cake. Arrange blueberries in a rectangle in upper left-hand corner of cake. Arrange strawberries in 7 rows lengthwise across cake.
9 Pipe reserved whipped cream into stars between blueberries. Chill until ready to serve.