Might I tempt you with this delicious recipe? I thought so! Just looking at this picture makes my mouth begin to water! Fresh fruit and light creamy frosting steal the show of this cake recipe.
I decided that I really wanted to make one of those 4th of July cakes that I’ve seen various places online. But I wanted it to be easy and not too time consuming. So I just kind of mixed and matched a little something together. Here’s how I made this gloriously delicious cake:
Patriotic Flag Cake Recipe
I made the 9×13 inch version of Betty Crockers French Vanilla cake mix according to Ms. Betty’s directions. You could surely make your own homemade cake but like I said, I wanted fast and easy. Thank you, Betty C. Let the cake cool completely.
While the cake is cooling let’s get started on the frosting. I knew I wanted to make homemade whipped cream but also wanted cream cheese with it. HEALTHY, I know. 🙂 Trust me, IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT. It was like we were meant to be together.
- French Vanilla Cake Mix, made according to the direction
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1½ cups heavy cream
- Strawberries, cut in half
- Beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla together until smooth.
- In another bow, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
- fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture.
- Use the Whipped Cream Frosting to frost the cake and then top with blueberries and strawberries to make a flag pattern. Pipe more frosting between the rows of strawberries and some on the blueberries to create stars
Oh deary me. If I didn’t just happily celebrate my 9th wedding anniversary, I would consider marrying this frosting. It’s SO good.
So I took some of the whipped cream frosting and generously spread it onto the top of the cooled cake. Then I added a whole bunch of blueberries in the shape of a square. I had sliced the strawberries in half, then I lined them up in rows, kind of overlapping each other, with a space in between the rows.
Finally, I took the rest of the delectable cream cheese whipping cream frosting and put it into a big ziplock bag and snipped a hole in the corner (because I’m fancy like that) and basically piped the frosting in between the rows of strawberries. And the big sloppy blobby “star” wanna-be thingies on top of the blueberries. Ta da!
At the family BBQ we wanted to make an exciting presentation when we brought the cake out, so we decided to add sparklers!
Woo hoo! Still dreaming of how yummy that cake was…..