Could this flag cake be better than Ina Garten's? I think it might!

Flag Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 30 servings


For the Cake

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of margarine or butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of buttermilk or 1/2 cup of milk and 1 tablespoon of vinegar
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pinch of salt

For the Frosting

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened (we use neufchatel and see no difference)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 12 oz cool whip or 4 1/2 cups fresh whipped cream-sweetened with powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Pints Fresh Raspberries
  • 1 Pint Fresh Blueberries

For the Stripes

  • 1 Cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 12 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/2 pound powdered sugar sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


For the Cake

  • Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In the bowl of a kitchenaid, mix the flour and sugar.
  • Place the margarine, shortening and water in a saucepan over medium heat and bring it to a light boil.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the buttermilk, eggs, soda, vanilla and salt, whisk until smooth.
  • Take the shortening mixture and pour it over the flour mixture and mix until smooth. add the buttermilk mixture and mix again until smooth.
  • Lightly spray a cookie sheet with cooking oil (pam).
  • pour the mixture in the pan and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Allow to completely cool.
  • Frost the cake with the whipped cream frosting.
  • Decorate the cake with blueberries in one corner and two rows of raspberries all the way across the cake, skipping a stripe for the white stripe and repeating.
  • Pipe white stripes using the butttercream between the raspberries and as little stars between blueberries.

For the Frosting

  • In a mixer, whip the cream cheese to soften it.
  • add the cool whip, lemon juice and powdered sugar.

For the Buttercream

  • Using an electric mixer, beat the butter, cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla, mixing just until smooth.
Nutrition Facts
Flag Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 349
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 117.7mg39%
Carbohydrates 36.2g12%
Fiber 2.2g9%
Sugar 26.6g30%
Protein 3.3g7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.