Mom’s Recipe Box: Jillian’s “Proud To Be An American” Old Glory Gluten Free Cake – Perfect for Veterans Day!
Posted on November 7, 2014
Jillian’s “Proud To Be An American” Old Glory Gluten Free Cake
I love to bake.
Well, I love to bake things that come from a box.
Well, I love to decorate baked things that have come from a box.
I think every holiday or occasion calls for a baked cake with thematic decor. If it’s someone’s birthday I like to find the most embarrassing photos and print them out, tape them to toothpicks and stick them into the cake. People love that!!
Now, I have celiac disease which means I have to be gluten free. Thank goodness being gluten free is trendy because a lot of restaurants and grocery stores have gluten free items now. Some things are really heavy and not worth eating, but Miss Betty Crocker makes a great cake mix. You’ll never know it’s anything different but you will feel less heavy after eating dessert.
(Side note – Barilla makes great gluten free pasta, the trick is to cook it 2 minutes less than directed. And for good gluten free bread, muffins, etc. look for Uti, it’s in the refrigerated section.)
With Veterans Day close at hand on November 11, here’s a gluten free delight I am calling “Old Glory Cake”. It is a nice way to show appreciation to our veterans – really, it is perfect for any patriotic holiday. It’s “Betty’s ” devil food cake and frost it with her butter cream frosting. – Jillian Bennett Sterkin
Betty Crocker devils food Gluten Free cake mix and Betty Crocker Whipped Butter Cream Frosting.
In the top left corner make 7 rows of blueberries across 8 down. Then take strawberries that have been sliced in half and make a row and then leave an equal width row blank. Repeat this until the bottom of the cake.
Then take a star shaped cake decorating tip and a pastry bag or zip lock bag and fill it with the same frosting. If you use a zip lock, cut the corner off and insert the decorating tip. Fill in the rows between the strawberries with frosting and make a circle of stars on the blueberries.
I like to make a side of sliced strawberries and blueberries to put on the slices of cake. – JBS
Look for Mom’s Recipe Box weekly on Fridays as family members add to and celebrate my mother’s collection of recipes – the Cecelia G. Bennett Collection. JB