It didn’t seem right to post this on the other two posts about being sick…doesn’t seem to go together very well!
Anyhoo, this is the cake that I made for our 4th of July BBQ that we went to at a friend’s house:
For the cake part, I bought a lemon flavored cake mix at Meijer and made the cake according the package directions using a 13 x 9 pan. Be sure to really grease the pan well. I like to use Wilton Cake Release.
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 stick butter
2/3 cup milk
3 TBS flour
1. Beat the granulated sugar, shortening and butter together until creamy (takes a LONG time).
2. Warm the milk in the microwave to just more than room temperature. The warmer, the better…but not hot.
3. Add a little bit of flour to the mixture and beat. Then add some milk and beat. Alternate until the sugar is dissolved.
**I used a dairy free butter (not margarine) and vanilla flavored soy milk.
I made the cake the day before and frosted it the day of the party. One thing I would have done differently is to cut the strawberry halves in half again. They were too large and I was unable to make the cake an authentic flag with the appropriate amount of stripes.