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.
Total Time Required: 1.5 – 2 hours
Project Costs: $10-15 (depending on what you have in your pantry)
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.
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.
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.
Step 3: Slice strawberries
Step 4: Spread whipped cream across cake using spatula.
Step 5: Arrange strawberries in a flag pattern on cake. Store in fridge until ready to be eaten.
Happy Canada Day!
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.