With the Fourth of July on the horizon, there's no dessert more patriotic to make than a classic flag cake. This treat is easier to prepare than you think, and it's the perfect way to show your stars and stripes. Watch the video to learn how it's done, then print the recipe after the break.
This Summer we are celebrating the season's bounty of berries. During the entire month of May we experimented with strawberries. June was devoted to both sweet and savory preparations of cherries, and now that it's July 1, we are moving on to plump, antioxidant-rich blueberries.
To kick things off, we have a quintessential Fourth of July dessert: flag cake. Since there's no set recipe for the interior of flag cake, I modeled mine off of a recipe I found in Every Day With Rachael Ray. It's a dense vanilla-blueberry cake with lemon cream cheese filling and whipped marshmallowy frosting. The resulting dessert is absolutely amazing.
Make it the night before you serve it, because the cake tastes even better the next day. Decorate the top before serving to look like a flag with blueberries and raspberries. Don't worry if the flag design ends up being a little crooked like mine was, it's OK for the cake to look homemade. It's the flavor that matters, and this cake is fruity, creamy, and just plain wonderful! Here's how I made it.
No dessert screams Fourth of July more than the classic flag cake. Making this fun and festive dessert is a great way to introduce your children to cooking. Whether you're a novice cook or a seasoned master, I've rounded up a bunch of recipes for you to choose from. If cake isn't your thing, don't worry, there's even a flag pie! To find the flag cake recipe that suites your culinary needs, click "start."
No dessert says 4th Of July more than the good old flag cake. A cake decorated to resemble the American flag - with its white frosting, blue and red berries - is the ideal 4th of July dessert. It can be made in the morning before the bbq, kept chilled in the fridge until after dinner, and doubles as a part of the decoration. When sliced into small portions, sheet cakes can easily feed a crowd. To be fair to all of our readers - from the successful baker to the novice apprentice - I've found a recipe a beginner can perfectly execute, as well as a multiple step recipe for the baking expert. Choose which one suits your style, needs, and time, just read more