Thursday, July 4, 2013

4th of July Flag Cake (Throwback Thursday)

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Happy 4th of July 
2011 Flag Cake

Here is a fun dessert full of fruit flavors and patriotism.  This is a pineapple cake topped with cheesecake flavors and fresh fruit. This cake comes together easily and it is also lower in fat because no butter or oil is used in the cake.  It is the perfect summer dessert to enjoy on the 4th of July or any National Holiday.

Update: My kids helped me decorate this cake so I'm extra proud of it this year. :)



 Note:  Throwback Thursday is a new series where I take some of my original posts here on  Curry and Comfort and redo them so I can take better photos.




 
Ingredients:
1 box of yellow or white cake mix
1 20oz can of crushed pineapple with juice
3 eggs
1/2 cup of applesauce

Topping:
1 brick cream cheese (at room temperature)
1/2 cup sugar (or splenda)
1 tub of cool whip topping
1 pint each of raspberries and blueberries 

Directions:
To make the cake:  mix together the cake mix, eggs, applesauce and the juice from the crushed pineapple.  Once the cake batter is smooth, fold in the crushed pineapple.  Pour batter into a well sprayed 9x13pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes (or until cake is set).  To make the cheesecake topping: cream the sugar and cream cheese together until it is fluffy.  Then fold in the cool whip.  Spread the cheesecake topping over the cooled cake and refrigerate for 4-6 hour or overnight.  Before serving add your blueberries and raspberries in a flag pattern.
 





Have a safe and happy holiday!

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18 comments:

  1. Looks delicious and very pretty! I love that you didn't add any butter!

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  2. Gorgeous and so festive!! Happy 4th of July! :)

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  3. Not to toot my own horn, but this cake was a hit at the 4th of July party. The pineapple made the cake so moist and flavorful. I will be definitely do this cake again for other holiday celebrations (maybe with different themes).

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  4. beautifully done looks wonderful

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  5. Beautiful! Perfect use of berries.

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  6. So pretty and so festive! Love it!

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  7. Whoa!!! Such a beautiful American flag cake! Happy 4th of July!

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  8. Happy Happy 4th of July! I would have a piece of this cake any day!

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  9. No fat means we can have an extra piece right? I hope you had a great holiday celebration.

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  10. Happy 4th my friend, this is a beautiful way to celebrate :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  11. Love Love Love pineapples in cake and I am sure I won't be able to stop at just one slice! Beautiful cake indeed.

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  12. Looks very inviting & tempting.. A colorful & flavorful cake :)

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  13. Oooh, a pineapple cake??? I love this beauty!!!

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