USA LAYERED FLAG CAKE

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Hello lovelies!! So as most of you should know by now, my husband and I have taken 6 months off to go travelling around the USA – super excited! We leave in 3 days! So over the weekend we had a little USA themed celebration (will post those pics a bit later). Enter the USA layered Betty Crocker Cake!

This wasn’t the easiest cake I’ve ever made, actually, at one point I thought it was going to be a total flop. Ingredients & steps are below!

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INGREDIENTS

4 x Betty Crocker Vanilla Cake Mix
12 extra large eggs
500 ml milk
320 g butter, melted
Red food coloring
Blue food coloring

Icing:
185g softended unsalted butter
2 1/2 cups icing sugar
2 tablespoons milk

2 x 25cm cake tins
2 x 20cm cake tins

METHOD

 

1 x 25cm Red Cake
1 x 25cm Blue Cake
1 x 25cm White Cake
1 x 20cm Red Cake
1 x 20cm White Cake

1. Preheat oven to 160°C. Grease both the 25cm cake tins with cooking spray. Line base with baking paper

2. Beat 1 of the cake mixes , 3 eggs, 125ml milk and 80g butter in a large bowl with electric mixer on LOW speed for 30 seconds, then on MEDIUM speed for 2 minutes – this will be the white cake. Pour into the 25cm tin

3. Repeat step two, but add a few drops of red food coloring to the batter to make the red cake

4. Bake both the red and white cake for 50 – 55 minutes or until skewer inserted in centre comes out clean. cool for 10 minutes in pan, and then gently remove from pan onto a wire rack to cool completely.

5. Repeat steps 2 – 4 but for the blue 25cm cake

6. Beat the last cake mix, 3 eggs, 125ml milk and 80g butter in a large bowl with electric mixer on LOW speed for 30 seconds, then on MEDIUM speed for 2 minutes. Pour half the batter into the 20cm tin to make the smaller white cake. Then add some red food coloring to the remaining batter and pour into the second 20cm tin to make the smaller red cake

7. Again, bake both the red and white cake for 50 – 55 minutes or until skewer inserted in centre comes out clean. cool for 10 minutes in pan, and then gently remove from pan onto a wire rack to cool completely.

8. Next you’ll cut all of the red and white cakes horizontally into 2 layers. Place a red layer at the bottom, frost the top using the Betty Crocker frosting, followed by a white, another red, and a white (totalling 4 layers)

9. Using a round bowl, cut out the centre of the blue cake so that you’ve got a blue ring.

10. Using the same bowl, cut a round circle out of the smaller red and white cakes – these will be placed into the centre of the blue cake.

11. To make the icing, beat the butter in a bowl until pale, gradually adding the icing sugar mixture and milk, beating consistently until combined.

12. Ice the entire cake. Cut out a slice before serving so that everyone can see the magic that is the US flag inside.

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