She Makes a Flag Cake for Memorial Day. Then She Rolls It Up in a Towel to Make it Extraordinary!

How To Make An American Flag Roll Cake (Video on page 3)

This Memorial Day or Fourth of July, show your patriotic spirit by going big or going home in the dessert department. How? By making this absolutely incredible American Flag Roll Cake! That’s right— not only is this a cake with a pretty perfect American flag on it, but it’s rolled and filled with absolute deliciousness. We’re talking a whipped cream filling, chopped strawberries, a light and tasty sponge cake made with meringue, and, of course, that edible flag topper. This is one dessert you have to see to believe, then make for the Independence Day barbecue. Your guests will think it’s even more impressive than fireworks. Check it out!

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Stars and Stripes

  • 6 tablespoons (75 grams) unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup (92 grams) confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • ¾ cup + 1 tablespoon (92 grams) cake flour
  • Red and blue gel food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon cake flour, to mix in the red paste batter
  • 1 teaspoon cake flour, to mix in the blue paste batter

Cake Batter

  • 4 egg yolks
  • ½ cup (104 grams) granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ⅓ cup (68 grams) vegetable oil
  • 1 cup (114 grams) cake flour
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ¼ cup (52 grams) granulated sugar

Whipped Filling

  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup (104 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries

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