" " " " Singing With Birds: Stars and Stripes Forever

Friday, May 28, 2010

Stars and Stripes Forever

We live in the most wonderful country on earth...I value our freedom
and honor those who have given their very lives, because freedom isn't free.
I love OLD GLORY and thrill each time I see it...long may it wave!

For our Memorial Day Barbecue on Monday, I made this
Stars and Stripes Cake...
and you can too! Here's how.
Begin by creaming sugar and eggs together...
Add milk, oil, vanilla, flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix well till smooth and lump free.
Then color the batter...paste food coloring gives a nice rich color...
Color half of it red and the other half blue.
Begin by pouring 3 tablespoons of red in the bottom of your prepared cake pan. Then add 3 tablespoons of blue batter in the middle of the red and keep going until you have used all the batter and filled both pans about 2/3 full. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes...depends on your oven.
Let your layers cool on wire racks and then trim each layer to make sure it's flat and even.
Now frost your cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and decorating is optional. I tried to create a strawberry star with blueberry centers... I'd appreciate your suggestions...how would you decorate it?
Cut and serve to your guests, "long may it wave in the land of the free and the home of the brave." Hope you enjoy a patriotic finish for your festive celebrations!

Stars and Stripes Cake
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Blend the sugar and eggs until lightened, about 2 minutes. Add the oil, milk, and vanilla, flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix for 1-2 minutes until the batter is smooth and lump free. Remove 4 cups of the batter to another bowl. Color 1 bowl red and the second bowl blue with food coloring, preferably paste for a richer color. Grease and flour 2-9" round cake pans. (I spray on Baker's Secret). Now for the stripes, spoon 3 tablespoons of either color in the bottom of your prepared pan. Now add three tablespoons of the other color, again adding it in the middle, right on top of the other batter. Continue the same pattern until you have used up all the batter. NOTE: I alternated pans as well, to achieve the same amount of batter in each pan. Bake the cake for 35-40 minutes, as always depending on your oven. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes and the turn out onto wire rack to finish cooling. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Happy, Happy Memorial Day All!
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  1. What a great cake for our patriotic holiday's! I sure have enjoyed visiting with you and perusing several of your posts!

    So happy you stopped by my place too!

    Kindly, ldh

  2. Wow, now that'a a really fun cake! Happy Memorial Day weekend!

  3. I loved you tribute..me too. Love this cake too...so colorful and it sounds yummy too! Thanks for sharing it! Come say hi :D

  4. Yummy! This looks wonderful and you did such a lovely job! -shaunna :)

  5. Oh yum! Love all your photos. This put me in the holiday spirit of Memorial Day. I scrolled down to see your other post and all I can say is you did a fabulous job on raising your son! Hope when my boys get married they'll treat their wives do lovingly. Have a happy weekend!

  6. This is perfect for Memorial Day. My kids would love it.

  7. THANK YOU for making this from scratch...I'm sorry if it sounds snooty, but cakes made from scratch taste soooo much better and are actually better for you since they fill you up faster and don't have preservatives. I love your idea and can't wait to use it for 4th of July! Happy Memorial Day!

  8. Wonderful cake! Thanks you so much for becoming number 101!!!


  9. What a grand and unique cake for a patriotic holiday. It is a perfect dessert for Memorial Day or the 4th of July. Thank you! I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  10. Wow, what a fun cake. I hope you and your family are enjoying the holiday weekend. Thanks for stopping by HFTS to visit. I appreciate your thoughtful comment. Hope to see you again. ~ Sarah

  11. Great post and what a fun cake! Thanks for your sweet visit and I hope you have a happy safe weekend.

  12. First, I love your pictures! I also love this dessert and the marble effect. It could be modified for different holidays and I love that! This is my first visit so I am off to browse around! Have a happy Memorial Day!

  13. What a beautiful post! Love all your posts...thanks so much for sharing! Your blog continues to be more inviting and interesting all the time!
    Have a happy holiday!

  14. Great post! My dad is a Vietnam vet so I grew up with tremendous respect and an appreciation for those who serve our country in the armed forces. Recently, I had the opportunity to thank my neighbor for serving our country (he too is a Vietnam vet). He told me it was the first time anyone had ever thanked him for his service. To thank a soldier doesn't mean you have to agree with the politics of the war. It simply means you are recognizing the sacrafice. Most people don't get that.

  15. I love the cake! It came out so wonderfully well!

  16. Great post! Your cake is absolutely stunning!

  17. What a gorgeous cake!! Thanks for stopping by my place today. Love your blog - I'll be back for sure!

  18. I love this cake!! What a wonderful holiday celebration.

  19. You have the most interesting recipes. I would never have imagined it would work to do the layers that way. Thanks for your time in posting detailed pictures.

  20. Wow! This looks wonderful! I'd love to feature this for my Sweet Thursday Cakes & Pies post. It'll be just in time for 4th of July!

    Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

  21. This is a great cake! I'm going to have to practice for the 4th!

  22. I love your post, I love your cake! What a beautiful way to celebrate America's heroes!

  23. That is very cool! I would have thought you would have to pour a layer, bake for a minute, pour another layer, bake for another minute. This is great though!! And far less time consuming than I was trying to make it. :)

  24. That cake looks beautiful...and yummy! :)

  25. I adore your patriotic spirit. It is red, white and bluetiful!

    I hope you'll stop by for my bbq on an Anthropologie inspired white tablecloth. :)


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