We eat cake . . . because it’s the 4th of July. Inspired by the American flag, I am decorating this white party cake with buttercream icing, blueberries and strawberries.
Happy Birthday America!
*My Texas Kitchen apron by Yelladawg_creative
*Susan Apple, Inc. Red Linen Top
Moist and delicious. This is a great cake recipe for your 4th of July celebration!
*For the best results, be sure the butter and eggs are room temperature.
*Cake flour should always be sifted before measuring.
- 3 cups cake flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup whole milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
Cream Cheese Frosting: 2 cups(4 sticks) unsalted butter, 1 8oz. package cream cheese, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 2-pound bag confectioners' sugar
Preheat the oven to 350Fº.
Grease and place a piece of parchment paper(9X13) of a 9 X 13 sheet pan; set aside.
In a mixing bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, and salt; sift into another mixing bowl, repeat for a total of 4 times; set aside.
In the bowl of a standing electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each one is added.
Add the dry ingredients alternately with the milk and vanilla.
Pour into the prepared pan.
Bake for 30 - 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool on a wire rack.
Invert cake onto a 9 X 13 cake board; remove parchment paper and cool completely.
While the cake is cooling, make the frosting and wash the blueberries and strawberries. Spread out on a paper towel lined jelly roll pan; set aside to dry completely.
Slice the strawberries.
Decorating the Flag Cake:
1. Frost the sides and top of the cake.
2. Place blueberries and sliced strawberries on the cake.
3. Add an Ateco® star tip #826 to a pastry bag. Fill it /2 full with icing. Pipe the stripes onto the cake.
4. Add an Ateco® star tip #30 to a pastry bag. Fill it /2 full with icing. Pipe the stripes onto the cake.