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    Barefoot Contessa's Flag Cake

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    1 hr 15 mins

    45 mins

    30 mins

    Juenessa's Note:

    I saw Ina make this on her Food Network television show. The episode was entitled "All American". It was a beautiful cake!

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    For the icing

    To assemble


    1. 1
      Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. 2
      Butter and flour an 18 by 13 by 1 1/2-inch sheet pan.
    3. 3
      Cream the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment on high speed, until light and fluffy.
    4. 4
      On medium speed, add the eggs, 2 at a time, then add the sour cream and vanilla.
    5. 5
      Scrape down the sides and stir until smooth.
    6. 6
      Sift together the flour, cornstarch, salt, and baking soda in a bowl.
    7. 7
      With the mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until just combined.
    8. 8
      Pour into the prepared pan.
    9. 9
      Smooth the top with a spatula.
    10. 10
      Bake in the center of the oven for 20 to 30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
    11. 11
      Cool to room temperature.
    12. 12
      For the icing, combine the butter, cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mixing just until smooth.
    13. 13
      Spread three-fourths of the icing on the top of the cooled sheet cake.
    14. 14
      Outline the flag on the top of the cake with a toothpick.
    15. 15
      Fill the upper left corner with blueberries. Place 2 rows of raspberries across the top of the cake like a red stripe.
    16. 16
      Put the remaining icing in a pastry bag fitted with a star tip and pipe two rows of white stripes below the raspberries. Alternate rows of raspberries and icing until the flag is completed.
    17. 17
      Pipe stars on top of the blueberries.
    18. 18
      Ina serves this cake right in the pan.
    19. 19
      If you want to turn it out onto a board before frosting, use parchment paper when you grease and flour the pan.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 03, 2014


      This is a huge cake, so it's perfect for a crowd. For being so big and decorated, it's actually quite easy to make. Ina Garten can do no wrong, in my book. Follow the directions and you will have a perfect cake! I used a "Wilton No. 21 Open Star Tip" to pipe the stars and stripes.

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    • on June 18, 2012



    Nutritional Facts for Barefoot Contessa's Flag Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (175 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 20

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 720.2
    Calories from Fat 402
    Total Fat 44.7 g
    Saturated Fat 26.6 g
    Cholesterol 182.2 mg
    Sodium 327.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 75.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.4 g
    Sugars 56.3 g
    Protein 7.0 g

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