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Celebrate the Fourth of July with a gluten free flag cake

Fourth of July is just around the corner and red, white and blue desserts will be in all the stores.  However, if you are on a gluten free diet, you will most likely need to make your own gluten free Fourth of July dessert.

American Flag Cake. Courtesy:dreamstime.com

One of the easiest desserts to make is an American Flag Cake.  Using a gluten free cake white or yellow cake mix (see brands below), prepare a 9″x13″ cake in a pan.  Allow the cake to cool.

Frost the cake with white gluten free frosting.  You can either buy a can of gluten free frosting or make your own.  For gluten free frosting brands and to make your own frosting, see below.

Once the cake is frosted, place strawberries, raspberries and blueberries on the cake to make the shape of an American Flag.

Gluten Free White Frosting
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon gluten free vanilla, lemon or almond extract

Using a stand mixer, whip the egg whites and extract to soft peaks on medium speed.  This will take about two to three minutes.   While the egg whites are whipping, place the sugar, water and cream of tartar in a sauce pan over medium heat.  Stir constantly until sugar dissolves.  Once the sugar is dissolved and the egg whites are soft peaks, slowly add the sugar mixture into the egg whites with the mixer on.  Keep whipping the eggs until stiff peaks form, about three to five more minutes.   Frost cake when cooled completely.

Gluten Free Yellow and White Cake Mix Brands
Arrowhead Mills
Authentic Foods
Betty Crocker
Cause Your Special
Dowd & Roger
Gluten Free Pantry
Kinnikinnick
Pamela’s Products
Really Great Food
123 Gluten Free

Gluten Free White Frosting Mix Brands
Betty Crocker
Cherrybrook Kitchen
Pillsbury (the coconut pecan contains wheat)

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Author Information: Jen Cafferty, Chicago, IL
Jen Cafferty, Founder, The Gluten Free Cooking Expo
Twitter: jenglutenfree

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  • Jean says:

    Don’t forget to add King Arthur cake mixes to your list.
    They are so very good.
    Thank you.

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