Are you looking for a fabulous 4th of July treat that will make everybody drool? Then you’ve landed in the right place.
I can’t say enough about how scrumptious and refreshing this cake is. I’ve made this cake every year for years and it’s always a big hit! The whipped cream icing and fruit with the cake is delicious.
Since it’s kept cold before serving, it’s perfect for a hot day. Everybody is ready to cool off by eating this yummy dessert. They come back every year just for this cake!
Make this and take it to your celebration. I promise you, they’ll be begging you to bring it every year!
Here’s how to make it:
What you’ll need:
4 eggs, separated
1/2 cup sugar, separated into two 1/4 cup portions
1/3 cup cake flour
Whipped cream (you can make this with heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar.)
Berries of your choice (she uses raspberries and blueberries, but any red and blue berries would work)
Separate the eggs. Beat the egg whites with an electric mixer for about a minute until frothy. Add 1/4 cup sugar. Continue to beat for 3-5 minutes or until stiff, white, glossy peaks form.
Break apart the egg yolks with a whisk. Add 1/4 cup of sugar and mix until it becomes a pale yellow. Sift in 1/3 cup cake flour and mix thoroughly.
Take 1/3 of the egg white mixture (also called a meringue), and fold it into the flour, egg, and sugar mixture. Take another 1/3 and repeat. Do this one more time until there’s no more meringue.
Spread the mixture on to a parchment-lined 15″x9″ baking sheet. Bake at 340 F or 170 C for 22-25 minutes.
In the meantime, you can make whipped cream in your electric mixer. Add 4 tbsp. powdered sugar for each 3 cups of whipping cream, and beat it together. You can add vanilla for extra flavor if you’d like.
Take the cake out of the oven and wait for it to cool. Cut the cake in half and cover both halves with whipped cream. Stack them on top of each other, and add berries to the center if you’d like.
Frost the top with the whipped cream, then arrange your berries. The blue will take up the top left corner, then the red will be in thick stripes down the cake.
Use a piping bag to add some stars in between the blueberries, and you’re done!
If you’d like a visual, watch how sweetco0kiepie makes it in this step by step tutorial so you can enjoy this just as much as my family and friends have!