Thursday, July 2, 2009

don't forget...

to make this, this weekend!  this is one of my favorite cakes & i don't ever miss an opportunity to make it!  hope you all have a very happy holiday & partake of some really good EATS!

flag cake
{Flag Cake}

2 1/4 sticks butter, at room temperature

3 cups sugar

8 large eggs, at room temperature

1 cup sour cream, at room temperature

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

3 cups all-purpose flour

1/3 cup cornstarch

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda


4 sticks butter, at room temperature

3-8 oz. packages cream cheese, at room temperature

1 pound confectioners’ sugar

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

2 half-pints blueberries

4 half-pints raspberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 18 x 12 x 1 1/2

sheet cake pan with Pam for baker”s or Baker’s Joy.  Cream the butter and sugar on high speed until light and fluffy. On medium speed, add eggs, then add sour cream and vanilla. Scrape down the sides and stir until smooth.  Sift together the flour, cornstarch, salt, and baking soda in a bow. With the mixer on low speed,

add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until just combined. Pour into the prepared pan. Smooth the top with a spatula. Bake in the center of the oven for 20-30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool to room temperature.

For the icing, combine the butter, cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer. Mix just until smooth.  Spread 1/2 of the icing on top of the cooled sheet cake. Outline the star section of the flag with a

toothpick. Pipe two rows of icing, then place 2 rows of raspberries, alternating, to form the stripes of the cake. Fill the upper left corner with blueberries. Pipe stars on top of the blueberries.

Before covering cake with plastic wrap,  place toothpicks in the corners & a few in the middle of the cake to keep the plastic from touching your work of art:)


Princess Danell said...

Is that right- 4 1.2 sticks of butter and 24 oz of cream cheese? My cardiologist is not going to like this.

brit said...

princess danell... all things in moderation:) you're right~ you probably shouldn't eat the whole cake;)

{lindy baker cakes} said...

Made it again this year! It was a hit again. Gotta love barefoot contessa.