CELEBRATE THE 4TH OF JULY WITH THIS LIGHT AND DELICIOUS AMERICAN FLAG CAKE!
I make this cake every year and everyone loves it! It’s so easy to make and a lot of fun decorating! It’s light and delicate because it’s made with ladyfingers and smooth vanilla pudding. A huge hit with kids especially when they see it for the first time. They can’t believe their eyes, a flag they can eat!
AMERICAN FLAG CAKE
- 6 to 8 packages ladyfingers
- 2 boxes lemon or vanilla pudding mix
- 1 quart fresh whipping cream
- 1 Tbsp. sugar
- 1 Tbsp. vanilla
- 2 quarts fresh strawberries , rinsed, stems removed and cut up
- 2 packages fresh blueberries
- 4 packages fresh raspberries
- Rum , optional
Make the pudding according to package directions, cover with plastic wrap and bring to room temperature.
Add sugar and vanilla to the whipping cream and beat until stiff. Cover and set aside in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Split open the ladyfingers and line the bottom of a 9-inch-by-14-inch glass baking dish with the rounded side down. (If you want to add a “sprinkle” of rum or fresh orange over the tops of the ladyfingers do so before adding the layers of pudding.) Add a layer of the pudding mix and spread over the top of the ladyfingers. Add a layer of cut-up strawberries over pudding. Add another layer of ladyfingers rounded side down, and repeat the same process with the pudding until you have reached to top of the baking dish.
Spread a generous portion of the whipped cream over the top of the cake evenly. Make 5 rows of 10 blueberries to represent the 50 states in the flag.
Fill a pastry bag with the remaining whipped cream with a tip to make ridges for the white stripes, leaving about 1 inch in between stripes.
Take the raspberries and add them in between the ridges in a neat row close together to form the red stripes. Keep going until you have completed the flag!
You may have raspberries and blueberries left over. You can freeze them and use them in a fruit smoothie or enjoy them for breakfast or snack the next day! You may also have an extra package of ladyfingers but I would rather have an extra one then have to run to the store because I can’t finish my cake! You can always freeze them for use at another time!
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