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Canada Day Flag Cake

Looking for a festive dessert to serve this holiday weekend? A flag cake celebrates our nation’s birthday using fresh, local strawberries.

I chose a quick and easy vanilla cake recipe and used whipped cream instead of icing, but you could get creative with your own cake, cheesecake, or trifle recipe.

By Kimberly

Total Time Required: 1.5 – 2  hours

Project Costs: $10-15 (depending on what you have in your pantry)

Project Tutorial

Step 1: Bake cake. I used the following recipe, called “Busy Day Cake.” This cake can be served warm, or cooled and served within a day or two.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a rectangle cake pan. Line with parchment paper (for easy removal from pan).

Combine first three dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Then add the remaining four wet ingredients. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. Then beat on medium for one minute. Spread into prepared pan.

Busy Day Cake -

Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan for 20-30 minutes then remove and cool further on a wire rack. 

Busy Day Cake

Step 2: Make whipped cream


  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Mix ingredients together in a chilled bowl on medium speed until soft peaks form.

Whipped Cream

Whipped Cream

Step 3: Slice strawberries

Ontario Strawberries

Step 4: Spread whipped cream across cake using spatula.  Canada Day Flag Cake

Step 5: Arrange strawberries in a flag pattern on cake. Store in fridge until ready to be eaten.

Canada Day Flag Cake

Happy Canada Day!

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Marc #

    Looks good and delicious! You can also divide the cake in two layers at the end of step 1 and add a layer of your sliced strawberries in between.

    June 28, 2013

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