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Red White & Blue Cake

A bright & festive tag-a-long to any picnic or get together for the 4th of July!
Ingredients
For the cake
  Unsalted butter 50 Tablespoon, softened, divided (1 cup + 2 tablespoons and 2 cups for buttercream)
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Pure vanilla extract 2 Teaspoon
  Egg whites 9 (room temperature)
  Unbleached flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Baking powder 4 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Whole milk 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (room temperature)
  Food colouring 5 Drop (red)
  Food colouring 5 Drop (blue)
For the buttercream
  Powdered sugar 8 Cup (128 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Cream 4 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. In a bowl, sift in the flour, baking powder and salt for cake and set aside.

MAKING
For the cake
3. In a bowl, cream together butter and sugar for at least 5 minutes or until the mixture fluffy.
4. Add in vanilla and mix well.
5. Slowly stream in your egg whites little bit at a time and blend after each addition.
6. Add in the flour mixture to the egg white mixture in small batches alternating with milk and beat after each addition, begin and end with dry ingredients.
7. Using a digital scale, equally divide the batter in three portions.
8. Use the red and blue food gel coloring to get cakes of the three required colors.
9. In 3 baking dishes, transfer 1 color batter in each and bake for 35 minutes or until tooth pick inserted in center comes out clean.
10. Remove from the oven and let them cool completely.

FINALIZING
For butter-cream frosting:
11. In a clean and dry bowl, put together butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, salt and cream, and blend until well incorporated, add more sugar for right consistency,
12. On a turntable, place the red cake layer; spread a dollop of buttercream on top.
13. Place the white cake layer and spread a dollop of buttercream on top, finally place the blue cake layer.
14. Spread the layered cake with a thin crumb coat of icing and refrigerate, until the coat sets.
15. Add red and blue food color to two different batch of buttercream icing.
16. Start with the red colored frosting and start icing the cake from the bottom up with a spatula giving it there different colors in three layers.
17. Frost the top with the blue icing.
18.Refrigerate the cake until the butter cream sets.

SERVING
19. Cut and serve as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Ingredient: 
Flour
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
120 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
155 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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