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American Flag Cake

This beautiful red, white, and blue American flag cake is the perfect dessert for any Memorial Day or 4th of July gathering!
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 429 kcal



  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¾ sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup butter
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Almond Cream Cheese Icing

  • 2 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • ½ cup cream cheese softened
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • pinch salt


  • 25 strawberries
  • 50 blueberries


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12 by 17 inch cake pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Cream butter and sugar with paddle attachment in a stand mixer for 4 to 5 minutes on medium high speed until light and fluffy!
  • While butter and sugar are creaming, whisk together dry ingredients.
  • Beat in eggs one at a time. Scrape sides of bowl after each addition then add vanilla.
  • Add sour cream and vegetable oil and mix until combined.
  • Alternate dry ingredients with buttermilk ⅓ at a time, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Do not over mix!
  • Spread batter into pan and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Check at 15 minutes. Allow to cool while you slice strawberries in half and prepare icing.
  • For icing, mix cream cheese and butter on medium high speed for 1 minute with whisk attachment.
  • Add sugar all at once turn mixer on low to combine. Once combined add cream, salt and almond extract mix on medium high speed for 4 to 5 minutes. Ice cake and decorate with strawberries and blueberries. Use a star icing tip to pipe stars in between blueberries. Pipe a shell border around cake to finish edges if you wish!


Calories: 429kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 5gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 19gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 308mgPotassium: 164mgFiber: 1gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 862IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 72mgIron: 1mg