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Today, I want to share my Flag Cake recipe with you. It’s been a very patriotic themed week so I decided to stay with it. I made this cake today to share with friends and neighbors while we were sitting in one of our driveways watching fireworks.
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup fine corn meal
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 sticks softened, unsalted butter
2 cups sugar
5 large eggs
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons sprinkles (red, white and blue or rainbow)
blueberries and strawberries for garnish
Preheat oven to 350°.
Coat a 9×13 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray ( I love using Baker’s Joy), set aside
Combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl, whisk together
In a separate, bigger bowl, beat the butter with the sugar on medium-high speed with an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy
Beat in the eggs, one at a time
Add the vanilla
Reduce speed to low and add about 1/3 of the flour mixture until just combined
Add about half of the buttermilk
Then repeat, adding flour in two more increments, alternating with the rest of the buttermilk
Stir in the sprinkles, mix well
Transfer to pan, spread evenly
Bake for about 40-45 minutes (until top springs back to light touch)
Cool completely before adding frosting
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons buttermilk
Beat butter at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add in powdered sugar, beating at low speed. Add vanilla and buttermilk. Increase speed to medium, and beat until smooth.
Once the cake has cooled completely spread frosting on top and sides.
Garnish with blueberries and strawberries to give it the flag look. Enjoy!