Stars and Stripes Cake
- 2 2/3 cups - cake flour
- 1 tablespoon - baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon - salt
- 1 2/3 cups - Domino® Granulated Sugar
- 3/4 cup - butter or margarine, softened
- 3 - large eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons - vanilla extract
- 1 cup - milk
Frosting and Garnish:
- 1 1/4 cups - heavy cream, chilled
- 2 tablespoons - Domino® Confectioners Sugar
- 1/2 pint - fresh blueberries
- 1 pint - fresh strawberries, halved
Preheat oven to 375°F. Generously grease and flour 13x9-inch baking pan. Line bottom with waxed or parchment paper. Grease paper.
In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Beat sugar and butter in large bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Add flour mixture and milk alternately to mixing bowl, beginning and ending with flour, mixing on low speed.
Bake in prepared pan for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; invert onto cooling rack. Cool completely.
To Prepare Frosting:
Beat together heavy cream and confectioners' sugar at high speed until soft peaks form.
Spoon 1/2 cup whipped cream into pastry bag fitted with a small star tip.
Spread remaining whipped cream over top and sides of cake. Arrange blueberries in a rectangle in upper left-hand corner of cake. Arrange strawberries length-wise in rows across cake.
Pipe reserved whipped cream into stars between blueberries. Chill until ready to serve.
Makes 15 servings.