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Stars and Stripes Berry Poundcake

on May 25, 2012

One of my favorite things to make over Memorial Day is my stars and stripes poundcake.  I also love to make themed food for holidays so this is the perfect dish that is easy to make and travels well!!  If the idea of cake turns you off, I also found a similar idea using only berries and bananas.

Stars and Stripes Poundcake

2 12 oz. containers Cool Whip
2 pt Blueberries
2 pk Frozen pound cake ( I make my own poundcake for the recipe, see below)
2 pt Strawberries or raspberries (will require an additional pt of raspberries)

Poundcake

2 tsp all-purpose flour
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2/3 c. sugar
1/3 c. unsalted butter, softened
2 large egg whites
1 large egg
1/4 tsp. almond extract
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup. low-fat sour cream or Greek yogurt

Preparation:

1. Slice one pint of the strawberries and halve the other pint.

2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour one 8 x 4 inch loaf pan with cooking spray/flour.

3. Cream butter and sugar in a mixer bowl until fluffy. Add egg whites and egg, beating well. Beat in almond and vanilla extract and sour cream. Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt.

4. Add to the butter/egg mixture and beat well. Pour batter into loaf pan. Bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes.  Put poundcake in fridge or freezer for at least 1 hour.

5. Cut the pound cake into 10 slices and line the bottom of a casserole dish with the slices.

6. Spread Cool Whip evenly over top. Top with sliced strawberries and 1/2 the blueberies.

7. Layer slices of second pound cake and spread remaining Cool Whip. Place strawberry halves and remaining blueberries on cake as a flag so that the blueberries created the star square and the strawberries form the stripes.

Fruit Flags

29 Large Strawberries

30 Blackberries

7 Bananas

Lemon Juice

Toothpicks (optional)

Preparation:

1. Hull and halve 29 large strawberries and set them aside.
2. Arrange 30 large blackberries, as shown, in the upper left corner of a serving tray or cutting board (it should be at least 8 by 13 inches).
3. Cut 58 banana slices, 3/4-inch-thick, into a bowl. Sprinkle on lemon juice and toss the slices gently with a rubber spatula to keep them from browning.
4. Assemble the banana slices in rows as shown and top each slice with a strawberry half secure with toothpick if desired.

Adapted From:

http://www.familyfun.com

 

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