Flag Cake

Last updated: Thursday July 01, 2021

flag cake


Prepare two 11” x 17” x 1” Jelly Roll pans with parchment paper.

2          -           packages          Yellow Cake Mix (High Quality) (15.25 oz.)

-           -           -                       Add the necessary ingredients per package to make the cake batter

In each jelly roll pan, add the batter of a 15.25 ounce high quality yellow cake mix. We typically use Betty Crocker or Duncan Hines brands.

Bake each cake at 340 degrees for 20 minutes. We typically make and bake the cakes one at a time. Allow cakes to cool.
It is okay and preferable to prepare them night before


Stabilized Whipped Cream

In a mixing bowl, mix together and soak for 5 minutes:

2          -           tbsp                 Cold Water

1          -           tsp                   Unflavored Gelatin


In a chilled bowl, add the gelatin mixture and add the following ingredients:

3          -           cups                 Whipping Cream

1          1/2       tbsp                 Vanilla

3          -           tbsp                 Powdered Sugar

Whip the cream mixture with cold beaters in the cold mixing bowl. If using a Kitchen Aid mixer, turn speed to medium and whip until cream begins to thicken. Continue whipping for several minutes until cream is fluffy but not too firm. Whipping cream mixture will double in volume. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Fruit Topping

In a mixing bowl, mix together and soak for 5 minutes:

2          -           lb                     Strawberries (Cut into halves)

4          -           -                       Bananas (Sliced, coated with lemon juice)

1          -           pt                     Blueberries (whole)


  1. Place a third of the whipped cream mixture into a chilled bowl.
  2. Chop a half pound of the strawberries (one fourth of the strawberries from above) and add to the whipped cream from step 1.
  3. Frost one of the cake tops with the strawberry mixture.
  4. Next, place the second cake on top of the first cake with the flat side on top.
  5. Frost the outside (sides and top) of the two-layer cake with the remaining white whipped cream
  6. Create the star field with whole blueberries.
  7. Create the red stripes with the halved strawberries
  8. Create the white stripes with banana slices.

Refrigerate leftover cake. Some say flag cake tastes even better the second day!

Patty Black saw a recipe for flag cake in a Better Homes and Gardens magazine circa 1990. This has become a favorite in Patty’s family and in Theo and Nancy’s extended family.

Butler Girls

2011 Flag Cake, an annual tradition unto this day!

Mer and Nat

In 2008, Mer and Nat could hardly wait to dig in!