Fourth of July Recipes

All-American 4th of July Desserts

Ina’s Flag Cake
Patriotic and delicious, there’s no better centerpiece for you July 4th celebration.
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Video: See how it’s made

Sandra’s Red, White and Blue Trifle
Sandra layers red velvet cake, berries and whipped topping for the ultimate patriotic dessert.
Get this 4th of July trifle recipe
Video: See how it’s made

Paula’s Strawberry Cake
This simple and delicious recipe begins with a white cake mix and strawberry gelatin, then the cake is topped with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting.
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What I’m making this year…

Strawberries filled with Cream Recipe

http://www.joyofbaking.com/StrawberriesFilledCream.html

Flag Cake

2002, Barefoot Contessa Family Style, All rights reserved

Prep Time: 45 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Level:   Intermediate
Serves: 20 to 24 servings

Ingredients:

  • 18 tablespoons (2 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 extra-large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

For the icing:

  • 1 pound (4 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 pounds cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 pound confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

To assemble:

  • 2 half-pints blueberries
  • 3 half-pints raspberries

Directions:

Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Butter and flour an 18 by 13 by 1 1/2-inch sheet pan.

Cream the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment on high speed, until light and fluffy. On medium speed, add the eggs, 2 at a time, then add the sour cream and vanilla. Scrape down the sides and stir until smooth.

Sift together the flour, cornstarch, salt, and baking soda in a bowl. 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 to 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 fitted with the paddle attachment, mixing just until smooth.

Spread three-fourths of the icing on the top of the cooled sheet cake. Outline the flag on the top of the cake with a toothpick. Fill the upper left corner with blueberries. Place 2 rows of raspberries across the top of the cake like a red stripe. Put the remaining icing in a pastry bag fitted with a star tip and pipe two rows of white stripes below the raspberries. Alternate rows of raspberries and icing until the flag is completed. Pipe stars on top of the blueberries.

I serve this cake right in the pan. If you want to turn it out onto a board before frosting, use parchment paper when you grease and flour the pan.

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One response to “Fourth of July Recipes

  1. Nice post!This information is really nice. I like this post and here your information about the cakes are good. I like to tell you thanks for sharing this kind of nice information.I also want to know about some cake pans, can you help me to suggest some new one?

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