• prep: 45 min
  • cook: 1 hr 25 min
  • total: 2 hr 10 min
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  • Summary

    No Fourth of July celebration is complete without a traditional flag cake studded with sweet summer berries. But slice into our Stars and Stripes creation and you'll quickly discover this isn't your everyday vanilla sheet cake with buttercream frosting. For a fresh new take on everyone's favorite red, white, and blue finale, we paired moist chocolate cake with tangy cream cheese frosting, and finished with juicy raspberries and blueberries. Have no fear if cake decorating isn't your strong suit. You'll be able to master this patriotic design using our step-by-step photos and tips for frosting and adorning the ultimate Independence Day dessert.

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup boiling water
    • 3/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
    • 1/2 cup whole milk
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus additional flour for dusting pan
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 sticks (1/2 pound) unsalted butter, softened, plus additional butter for greasing pan
    • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 4 large eggs
    • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
    • 2 sticks (1/2 pound) unsalted butter, at room temperature
    • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
    • 1 1/2 pints raspberries (about 3 cups total)
    • 1/2 pint blueberries (about 1 cup total)
    • Equipment: 13- by 9-inch metal baking pan, stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, pastry bag, star-shaped pastry tip (such as Wilton #2110)

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 1
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 6632 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 396 g 609.38%
    • Saturated Fat: 237 g 1182.9%
    • Trans Fat: 14 g %
    • Cholesterol: 1070 mg 356.58%
    • Sodium: 4413 mg 183.88%
    • Calcium: 629 mg 62.85%
    • Potassium: 1887 mg 53.92%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 22 mg 123.78%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 786 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 30 g 121.92%
    • Sugar: 544 g
    • Protein: 49 g
    • Alcohol: 2 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 3 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 12 g
    • Vitamin A 239.89%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat78
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk1
    • Exchange - Other Carbs36
    • Exchange - Starch15
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total16 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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