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A Cake To Celebrate! Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Barbara Saletnik
Added: Friday, November 23, 2007

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 18.5 oz packages yellow cake mix
3 medium size firm, ripe bananas, cut into 1/4 inch slices
1/4 c. freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 pints fresh, ripe strawberries, washed, dried and hulled
3 8 oz containers heavy cream
1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries

Directions:
Directions:
ONE HOUR ahead: Heat oven to 350. Grease two 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 1 inch jelly-roll pans, line with wax paper; grease paper. Prepare cake batter according to package directions, working with one package at a time. Spread batter in prepared pans; bake 15 to 20 minutes until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Invert cake layers onto wire racks; peel off paper; cool.

1. In medium size bowl toss banana slices with lemon juice. Pour off excess juice. set bananas aside. Slice about 24 well-shaped strawberries lengthwise in half; reserve for top of the cake. Coarsely chop remaining strawberries; set aside. In large bowl with electric mixer at high speed, beat cream until soft peaks form; gradually beat in sugar until stiff. Spoon half whipped cream into second bowl; fold in chopped strawberries. Set both creams aside.

2. Place one cake layer on large serving board or platter; tuck strips of wax paper under cake to keep board clean. Using spatula, spread strawberry cream over cake, top with second layer.

3. Spread plain cream over top and sides of cake, carefully remove wax paper strips. In top left-hand corner of cake, using tip of sharp knife, mark 7 1/2 x 5 inch retangle, Place blueberries in even rows in rectangle to form stars. To form stripes, alternate rows of strawberried and bananas, over lapping fruit in each row as necessary. Chill until serving time, up to 2 hours.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Cut into 50 2 x 1 1/2 inch squares
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is the INFAMOUS 4th of JULY Cake!!!!

 

 

 

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