Flag Cake

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Create this Flag Cake by adding the stars and stripes on your favorite cake using fresh strawberries and blueberries--a great way to display the red, white, and blue in honor of Memorial Day, the 4th of July, or Veteran's Day. This Flag Cake is sure to attract everyone's attention at any of your special celebrations.

The recipe below calls for using a white cake mix and provides a recipe for homemade frosting but you can make most any homemade 2-layer white cake if preferred. The recipe also calls for strawberries to make the red stripes on the cake but if preferred, red raspberries could also be used.

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Flag Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon light corn syrup
 
  • 1 tablespoon soft butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, washed and dried
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries, washed and dried


Preparing the Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F. Grease and flour the bottom and sides of a 9" x 13" cake pan.
  • Mix cake mix with water, oil, and eggs according to package directions. Pour batter into the prepared cake pan.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 30 minutes or until the cake pulls away from the edges and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack for five minutes and then remove cake from pan. Turn out onto a cake board or a large baking sheet; allow to cool completely.

Decorating the Cake

  • For frosting: Mix powdered sugar, water, corn syrup, butter, and vanilla together until thick and creamy. When cake is completely cooled, frost the entire cake, top and sides, with the frosting.
  • Slice strawberries in half lengthwise and allow them to drain on a paper towels.

  • While the strawberries are draining, arrange the blueberries in the upper left corner of the cake.

  • Lay the strawberries out on the cake to form the stripes on the flag pattern as shown.
 
  • Note: red Raspberries could be used in place of the strawberries if you prefer. If using raspberries, do not slice the in half. Place whole on the cake.

  • Cover lightly and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

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