Thursday, July 1, 2010

Independence Day Cake Recipe

This would be a great dessert for the 4th of July Holiday Family gatherings! Here's the recipe:

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cooking: 45 min
  • Cooling time: 15 min cooling
  • Yields: 12 serving

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup instant mashed potato flakes
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels
  • 1 container (8 oz.) frozen lite whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup blueberries


PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan; line with wax paper.

HEAT water to boiling in small saucepan; remove from heat. Stir in potato flakes until moistened. Cool to room temperature. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in medium bowl.

BEAT sugar and butter until crumbly. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition; beat in potatoes. Gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with milk. Stir in morsels. Spoon into prepared baking pan.

BAKE for 45 to 55 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 15 minutes. Invert onto wire rack; remove wax paper. Cool completely. Transfer to serving platter.

FROST sides and top of cake with whipped topping. Just prior to serving, arrange strawberry slices and blueberries on top of cake to represent the American Flag.

Remember to follow baking instructions before consuming.

1 comment:

  1. This is really cool! I just saw a cake design similar to yours, but this one is a lot nicer, looks cleaner I think. I think I would have to try both of your recipe first to find out whose cake taste better, lol! But for the design? I am definitely going for yours, lol!
    I really hope I can pull this off, my brother's family and some close friends will be celebrating 4th of July with us. I really want it to be a surprise for everybody! :)