Olympian American Flag Cake

American Flag cake with Carrara Chefanie Sheets

American Flag cake with Carrara Chefanie Sheets

Throwing a fabulous Olympics viewing party? While you cheer for our country's greatest athletes, enjoy this American flag cake that will elicit "oohs" and "aahs" from all of your party guests!! 

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 among 3 separate bowls: half in 1 bowl, a quarter in a second bowl, and the last quarter in a third bowl. Add red food dye to the first bowl, blue food dye to the second bowl, and nothing to the remaining bowl of uncolored batter. 

    •    Pour 6 Tablespoons of each batter into prepared pans and bake for 30 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. 

    •    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 remove cakes from each pan. 

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

    •    Cut the red & white cakes horizontally to create 4 layers of red cake & 2 layers of each colored cake. 

    •    Place a layer of red cake on a flat surface like a cake pad or cake stand. Spread Buttercream. 

    •    Place a layer of white cake on top of the red layer. Spread Buttercream. 

    •    Place a layer of red cake on top of the white layer. Spread Buttercream. 

    •    This is the tough-ish part: using a round guideline that is smaller than the diameter of the cake (like  a soda can or a cookie cutter), cut a red, white, and blue cake layer. 

    •    Place the smaller circle of white cake in the center & the outer circle of the blue cake on the outside. Spread Buttercream. 

    •    Place the smaller circle of red cake in the center. Spread Buttercream on the top & sides of the cake. 

    •   Apply #ChefanieSheet & enjoy!

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