Sunday, May 24, 2015

Memorial Day Cake

This super simple cake is always perfect for Memorial Day or July 4th Celebrations....love the red white and blue colors and it's a tasty treat easy to bring to any outdoor celebration!


Ingredients:
1 ½ Cups Self Rising Flour
¼ Teaspoon Salt
6 Tablespoons Butter
¾ Cups Sugar
1 Teaspoon Lemon Extract (almond extract can also be used but then delete the lemon zest)
Zest from ½ lemon
2 Eggs
2 Tablespoons cream
1 Pint Strawberries (washed, hulled and cut in half)
1/2 pint fresh blueberries

Method:
1Pre-Heat oven to 350
2Beat butter, sugar, eggs, lemon extract and cream together.
3Combine flour and salt.
4Gently add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, do not over mix.
5Spread into a 9 inch spring form pan coated with non stick spray.
6Press strawberries into batter in a circular pattern closest to the outside edges.
Place blueberries in a circle next to the strawberries and then put four strawberries in the very center.
7Bake for 45 minutes.
8Cool 15-20 minutes and transfer to serving platter.
9Slice & serve as is or with optional toppings.

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