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Patriotic Flag Cake

Updated on July 13, 2015

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.

Enjoy, Enjoy!

Photos of Flag Cake

The finished cake.  I tried to make it just like the flag.
The finished cake. I tried to make it just like the flag. | Source
Using the egg separator.
Using the egg separator. | Source
Egg yolks can be refrigerated.
Egg yolks can be refrigerated. | Source
Blending. | Source
The little bubbles popping up and bursting.
The little bubbles popping up and bursting. | Source

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5 stars from 2 ratings 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.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 35 min
Ready in: 1 hour 5 min
Yields: Serves about 10 people


  • 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

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.


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    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thanks Cornelia, I think the fruit is part of what makes it delicious. I appreciate your visits and comments.

      Blessings to you.

    • CorneliaMladenova profile image

      Korneliya Yonkova 

      3 years ago from Cork, Ireland

      Beautiful and delicious looking cake, Rachel. The most important is that you have not used artificial colors but fruits to decorate it. :)

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Tank you peachpurple, I hope you had one too.

      Blessings to you.

    • peachpurple profile image


      3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      A beautiful cake that is hard to resist, happy holidays

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thanks again, Pat. You are always a welcome site in my hubs.

      Blessings to you.

    • pstraubie48 profile image

      Patricia Scott 

      3 years ago from sunny Florida

      All I have to say is YUM....what a great looking and no doubt delicious dessert to serve for the Fourth and for any time!!

      Great tip about removing the bubbles Momma used to do that.

      Angels are once again headed toward you ps

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thank you Alicia, we really did.

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      Linda Crampton 

      3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      The food all sounds delicious. I hope you had a very happy Independence Day.

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      LOL Thanks poetryman, You're cool!!

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      3 years ago

      Beautiful cake. May the 4th be with you!


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