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4th of July Flag Cake


Description

You can use fruit to decorate, or you can color the frosting red and blue, and pipe the stars & stripes on!


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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 sticks dairy-free margarine
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup Caramel Syrup (recipe below)
  • 4 Ener-G egg replacers whipped until thick (I use an immersion blender)
  • Splash of vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups dairy-free milk thickened with 2 T. cider vinegar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Line the sheet pan with parchment, and spray well with cooking spray.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream margarine until smooth.
  4. Add sugar and salt, cream until light and fluffy. This takes forever, I’m not kidding.
  5. Slowly pour room temperature caramel syrup into bowl.
  6. Scrape down bowl and increase speed. Add egg replacers and vanilla extract a little at a time, mixing well after each addition. Scrape down bowl again, beat mixture until light and uniform.
  7. Sift flour and baking powder together.
  8. Turn mixer to lowest speed, and add one third of the flour mixture.
  9. When incorporated, add half of the dairy-free milk, a little at a time.
  10. Add another third of the flour, then the other half of the dairy-free milk and finish with the flour. {This is called the dry, wet, dry, wet, dry method in cake making. It is often employed when there is a high proportion of liquid in the batter.}
  11. Spread batter in the sheet pan.
  12. Bake at 350 for about 20-30 minutes. Bake until sides pull away from the pan and skewer inserted in middle comes out clean.
  13. Cool cake completely before frosting.

Notes

I very rarely use egg replacers anymore, I’ve found that baked goods turn out nearly the same if you just add more liquid in a similar amount to the egg. So if you don’t have a box of Ener-G and really want to make this cake, just use a little extra dairy-free milk …probably 2  1/3 cups instead of 2 cups…and it will work out fine. It might be a little more dense, but that’s ok.