1776 Flag Cake

Serves: 16
Total Calories: 364


Equipment Needed:
Dry measuring cups
Metal spatula
Measuring spoons
13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan
Rubber scraper
Liquid measuring cup
Wire rack
Small bowl
Metal spoon
2 cups flour
1 2/3 cups sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/3 cups water
1 cup mayonnaise
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (16-ounce) can white frosting


Turn oven on to 350°.

Place flour, sugar, baking soda and baking powder in the baking pan. Sift cocoa powder into pan and stir all together with a rubber scraper.

Add water, mayonnaise, eggs and vanilla to the pan, scraping measuring cup well with a rubber scraper. Mix well with a fork until all the flour is moistened and the batter is smooth. Scrape bottom and sides of pan well with a rubber scraper.

Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cake cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.

Place 1/2 cup of the frosting in a small bowl. Stir the food color into the frosting with a metal spoon, a few drops at a time, until it is the color you want. With a metal spatula, spread it neatly in the upper left corner of the cake to make a 4 1/2 -inch square.

Arrange marshmallows in a circle on the blue frosting to make stars.

Neatly frost the rest of the cake top with white frosting. Arrange candy in seven even rows to make red stripes.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 16
Total Calories: 364
Calories from Fat: 155

This 1776 Flag Cake recipe is from the Flavors of America Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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