JULY 4th: American Flag Cake
What a great dessert surprise for July 4th!
This flag cake originated on 17andBaking.com, and was reposted on SecretLifeOfAChefsWife.com.
Elissa, who posted the recipe at age 17 (she’s now 21), said at the time:
“While I wish I could claim credit for it, the idea of a flag cake was completely my father’s. It was all a bit of an experiment and when I finally cut the cake open, revealing the familiar red white and blue, I was so surprised to see that it worked.”
You can use any recipe for a three layer white cake. Elissa deliberately made the cake completely white on the outside, with a cream cheese frosting flavored with lime zest. Cutting into a plain cake makes the flag motif an even bigger surprise.
Are you dying to make it? Here’s the recipe.