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Flag Cake Recipe 2010-06-30 15:24:43

Flag Cake

Flag Cake

Modified from Everyday With Rachael Ray and Everyday Food

Flag Cake Recipe 2010-06-30 15:24:43

Ingredients

  1. For cake and filling
    2 1/4 cups sugar
    2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
    1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    4 eggs
    3 cups flour
    1 cup whole milk
    3 cups blueberries
    8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
    1/2 cup prepared lemon curd
    For frosting and flag
    3 large egg whites
    3/4 cup sugar
    Pinch of salt
    1/3 cup water
    1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    2-3 cups raspberries
    1 cup blueberries

Directions

  1. Make cake: Preheat the oven to 375°. Line the bottom of a 13-by-9-inch pan with parchment paper and grease the sides.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat 2 cup sugar and the butter on medium speed until fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  3. Beat in the vanilla, then the eggs 1 at a time. Add the flour and milk alternately in 3 additions. Fold in 2 cups blueberries. Transfer to the prepared pan.
  4. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the cream cheese and 1/4 cup sugar. Whisk in the lemon curd.
  6. Place parchment paper and a cooling rack on the cake and invert the layer; let cool and transfer to a work surface. Cut crosswise in half. Place one-half onto a platter and top with the cream cheese mixture. Top with 1 cup fresh blueberries. Cover with other half of cake.
  7. For frosting: In a heatproof bowl set over (not in) a saucepan of simmering water, combine 3 large egg whites, 3/4 cup sugar, a pinch salt and 1/3 cup water. Cook over medium, stirring constantly, until sugar has dissolved (or mixture registers 150 on an instant-read thermometer), 2 to 3 minutes.
  8. Transfer to a large bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat on medium-high until glossy, stiff peaks form (do not overbeat), about 3 minutes; reduce speed to low, add 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, and beat just until combined. Use immediately.
  9. Spread all over the cake to cover. Place the cake in the fridge for 30 minutes (or overnight) to firm up.
  10. When almost ready to serve, decorate the top of a cake with the blueberries and raspberries to resemble an American flag. Enjoy!

Serves 10-12.

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