To celebrate the up-and-coming American holiday Independence Day, you might feel like throwing a party and this American flag cake is a great centerpiece idea. Created by cooking guru Betty Crocker, this American flag cake recipe instructs how to bake a cake that, when sliced, looks like a traditional American flag.
To create this American flag cake, you need to bake three separate cakes to create the white, blue and red layers. The white cake layer is basic vanilla batter, but to make the red and blue layers, you need to add blue and red food coloring. To create the flag design, vertically cut the cakes into 1-inch slabs. Then, take the red and white slabs and layer them, followed by a smaller circular layer on top. Then to create the blue portion of the flag, cut the blue cake slab so it fits around the smaller red and white top layers.