Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day!

Because food is a part of all of life's happenings, I baked a Memorial Day cake to share on my blog today.  The cake directions came from Kraft Kitchens, and the frosting recipe is from a 2009 Family Circle magazine article.  The strawberry flower design came from a Pinterest photo.

The cake's patriotic colors are perfect for Memorial Day or the 4th of July.

And best of all, the cake tastes as good as it looks!  Cake directions are provided below.

God bless our Armed Forces and America!

Directions for Red, White, and Blue Cake:
You will need 2 white cake mixes. I never use anything but Duncan Hines.  They're the best!
  • Grease 2 9-inch round cake pans and line with parchment paper.
  • Prepare one cake mix according to package directions and divide into two bowls [approximately 2 cups for each bowl].
  • Add 3 tablespoons red Jello to one bowl of cake mixture and blend well.  [I used cherry, but strawberry or raspberry would work too].  Pour into cake pan.
  • Add 3 tablespoons berry blue Jello to other bowl of cake mixture along with a few drops of blue food coloring.  Mix well and pour into cake pan.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until cake tests done.  Cool 10-15 minutes before removing from pan.  Then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.  Bake second white cake mix according to package directions.

Assemble and frost with your favorite white frosting.

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  1. Happy Memorial Day, Phyllis! Your cake looks wonderful and a lovely presentation for the holiday. Thank you for sharing and enjoy your day.


  2. Your cake is just beautiful, Phyllis. Great for the holiday!

  3. Happy Memorial Day, Phyllis -- and your cake is fabulous!

  4. What a yummy and fun cake! Thank you for sharing the how too! I would love to try that for July 4th!

  5. How pretty! Perfect for Memorial Day, July 4, and...any day!

  6. This is a lovely cake and so patriotic! Wonderful :)


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