Friday, May 25, 2012

Be Popular!

The Red, White, and Blue Cake
Want to be the most popular person at the party? Arrive with this cake in hand and you are sure to be included on everyone's party list.
Happy Friday - xoJoy


1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar 
  • large eggs 
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • (1-ounce) bottle red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour or all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • pints fresh strawberries, halved 
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries 

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Beat butter and sugar together in a large bowl; beat in eggs. Stir in buttermilk and next 3 ingredients
  • 2. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients in a medium bowl. Add flour mixture to butter mixture, stirring until well blended. Pour batter into 
  • 2 greased and floured 8-inch round cake pans.
  • 3. Bake 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pans, and cool completely on a wire rack. Cut each cake layer in half horizontally to make 4 layers.
  • 4. Beat whipping cream and powdered sugar until soft peaks form. Spread one-fourth whipped cream mixture over 1 cake layer; top evenly with one-fourth berries. Repeat with remaining cake layers, whipping cream mixture, and berries.
  • Recipe from