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Patriotic Cake
Cook Time
20 mins
Author: Jackie
For the cake
  • 2 sticks butter (softened)
  • 1 ½ sugar
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or regular vanilla
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk (or 1 cup milk with a splash of white vinegar)
  • red food coloring
  • blue food coloring
For the Buttercream Frosting
  • 1 stick unsalted butter , softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar , sifted
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons milk or heavy cream
For the cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make sure all your ingredients are room temperature.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder and soda and mix.
  3. In your mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, blend butter, sugar and vanilla at medium speed until pale and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, scraping the bowl after each addition.
  5. Reduce speed to low and add a cup of flour followed by ⅓ of the buttermilk. Repeat this 3 times, until you have incorporated all the flour and buttermilk.
  6. Separate batter into 3 bowls, equally. Add red food coloring into 1st bowl and mix (may take a few drops depending on what brand you use).
  7. Repeat with blue food coloring.
  8. Grease two 8in cake pans.
  9. In the first cake pan, add ½ blue batter and spread it around the pan. I the middle of the blue batter add ½ of the white batter and spread out a bit, gently. Finally add ½ the red batter to the center of the white batter.
  10. Repeat with second pan.
  11. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes then remove from pan and allow to completely cool on a cooling rack.
For the Buttercream Frosting
  1. Beat butter and extract for 2 minutes.
  2. Add powdered sugar and milk or cream.
  3. Beat with whisk attachment for 3 minutes on high.
  4. Frost cooled cake and decorate
Nutrition Facts
Patriotic Cake
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.