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Patriotic Flag Cake
My 4th of July Flag Cake
There is no trick to making this cake. I already posted my Jell-O cake and this is the same thing just made into the USA Flag.
I love our country and consider myself a patriotic person, so I love to make foods that reflect that. My granddaughter, Britney is going to make Flag cookies to bring to our cookout tomorrow on the 4th. I will show you them also.
We are having our traditional foods, hamburgs, Italian pulled pork, pasta salad, watermelon, a delicious dip that I got from Pat from HubPages and the cake and cookies.
We also enjoy our fireworks display at the end of the evening. I hope you enjoy your 4th of July holiday also known as Independence Day, or those of you from other countries. But, please, if you do shoot fireworks, be safe. Practice safety first. That's one thing my husband insists on.
Photos of Flag Cake
Tips About the Eggs and the Cake Batter
The instrument you see in the second picture is an egg catcher. Just balance it on the rim of your bowl and drop in the egg. The whites go through and it catches the yolk. You can save the yolks in the refrigerator up to 3 days. They do not freeze well! You can use them in another recipe.
Like custard for instance. 1 qt. milk, 4 egg yolks, 1 cup sugar,1 teaspoon vanilla, 4 heaping tablespoons of corn starch: Just mix it all together while it's still cold and heat over low heat stirring often and constantly when it starts to thicken. Cool to eat. It's the best custard you ever had.
About the batter:
Look closely at the last picture. You will see little bubbles in the batter. Before putting the cake batter in the oven, just drop the whole pan onto the table about 5 or 6 times. You will see little bubbles rising to the top and bursting. That will prevent any air pockets you will get in the cake after it's baked.
Interested in Your Answers
What is your family's favorite food for a 4 of July cook out?
- 2 White Cake Mixes
- 6 egg whites
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 2/3 cups salad or canola oil
- 1 box red Jell-o
- 1 box blue Jell-o
- 1 tub Cool Whip
13" x 11" Cake Pan
To Make the Flag Cake
The ingredients reflect the back of the boxed cake mixes. Just follow the instructions. I used a 13" x 11" pan so 2 mixes were needed. Bake the cake.
Mix 1 cup of boiling water with one box of red Jell-O and in a separate bowl mix 1 cup of boiling water with one cup of blue Jell-O. Mix them till powder is dissolved. Poke holes in the top of the cake and very carefully spoon in the Jell-O in the holes. Try not to mix the red with the blue or it will come out purple. You want the red, white and blue effect. Cover and refrigerate until the cake is cold.
Top with Cool Whip or your favorite topping and arrange blueberries and strawberries to form a flag. Keep refrigerated until read to serve. Refrigerate leftovers.