Olympian American Flag Cake

American flag cake

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!! 



    •    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


    •    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 eggs.

    •    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. You should make 2 red cakes, 2 white cakes, and 1 blue cake.

    •    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, and blue cakes horizontally to create 4 layers of red cake, 4 layers of white cake, and 2 layers of blue 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 2 blue cake layers. 

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

    •    Place the smaller circle of red cake in the center of the other layer of blue cake (just like the white cake layer0. Spread Buttercream on the top & sides of the cake. 

    •   Apply #ChefanieSheet & enjoy!

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