Red, White, & Blue Cake

American Flag with Caprices Chefanie Sheet. Note: When ordering, include in the notes that you want your sheet to be an American Flag.

American Flag with Caprices Chefanie Sheet. Note: When ordering, include in the notes that you want your sheet to be an American Flag.

Throwing a fabulous, fire-cracking Fourth of July fête? This cake is the perfect dessert / centerpiece / thing to Instagram! Moreover, it is completely delicious. 

RECIPE

Ingredients: 

    •    2 cups & 1 tbs. flour

    •    1 t baking powder

    •    3/4 tsp. baking soda

    •    1 t table salt

    •    1 stick butter

    •    1 cup sugar

    •    2 t vanilla extract

    •    2 eggs

    •    1 cup buttermilk

    •    Red & blue food dye

Buttercream Frosting:

    •    4 cups powdered sugar

    •    1 t salt

    •    ½ cup butter, softened 

    •    (Up to) 1/2 cup of heavy cream

    •    3 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:

    •    Preheat oven to 350

    •    Prepare 3 4-inch cake pans by spraying with Pam.  

    •    In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking power, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

    •    In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Then beat in vanilla. 

    •    Beat in egg whites. 

    •    Gradually add in buttermilk until just combined. 

    •    Slowly add flour mixture until completely smooth. 

    •    Divide batter equally among 3 separate bowls. Add red & blue food dye to 2 of the bowls to make red and blue cake batter. Keep the remaining bowl white. 

    •    Pour 6 Tablespoons of each batter into prepared pans and bake for 30 minutes or until the tops are golden.

    •    While the cakes are in the oven, whisk together ingredients for buttercream until fluffy. 

    •    Remove cakes from the oven & allow  to cool for 15 minutes. Then cakes remove from pan. 

  • Using a serrated knife, cut off the bumps of the cakes, so they are flat. 

    •    Once the cakes have cooled completely, spread buttercream in between each cake layer.

    •   Apply #ChefanieSheet & enjoy!

30 minutes active time, 1 hour total time. Serves 6.