Do you have everything ready for the 4th? Yea, me neither! One thing I do know though, I am going to have some cake!This Cake is perfect for 4th of July! Sweet and full of fresh fruit! #recipe #4thofjuly Click To Tweet
I haven’t really celebrated 4th of July for that long, and I know it’s not the reason it’s celebrated, but I love all the summer fun that comes along with it. Bbq’s, parades and fun times with friends! July is usually pretty hot so I want to make a light and fresh cake! In red,white and blue of course!
Have you ever had a Meringue or a Macaron cake? It’s actually pretty easy to make and so delicious! I make it with a Meringue crust or bottom which is pretty sweet and then fill it with vanilla custard mixed with whipped cream and fresh berries on top to freshen it up! It melts in your mouth, but still feels super fresh and super light! Perfect for a hot summer day! We actually eat this cake a lot for 17th of May in Norway, which is our National Day!
The great thing about this cake is that you can make the crust in advance. As long as you keep it dry, it’s stays fresh for a long time.
What you’ll need for the cake:
- 6 eggwhites
- 2 tsp white vinegar
- 1.5 cups of Sugar (Good full cup)
- 2 tsp corn starch
- vanilla extract
Set your oven to 480 degrees (250C). Yes, do it before you start making the cake.
Add the sugar and corn starch. Whip the mix until you can turn the bowl upside down and nothing comes out! Yep, you read that right! It should be fluffy, but firm enough so it stays in the bowl. Take out a cooking sheet, add parchment paper and turn the paper inside out. Find a round pan or a round bowl and trace around with a pencil. Turn the paper back around and pour the dough onto the circle.This might sound crazy, but when you’re making the cake, it will make sense. Just remember the upside down trick with the bowl! :) If you want to make smaller versions, you can! Just trace a smaller bowl. Turn your oven down to 210 degrees (100C) and bake the cake for 60-70 min. Once the cake is done, let it cool down for at least an hour.
What you’ll need for the fill:
- 2 cups of Vanilla Custard
- 1 1/4 cups of Heavy Whipped Cream
- 1tsp Sugar
- Fresh Organic Strawberries
- Fresh Organic Blueberries
- Fresh Organic Raspberries
You can either make Vanilla Custard from scratch or buy it pre-made. Whip up the Heavy Whipped Cream with the sugar. Once it’s nice and fluffy, mix it with the custard. Add the berries and you’re done! If you want to get creative, you can use the berries to make the American flag! *I went a little heavier on the vanilla custard so the fill is more liquid than usual. Can’t be perfect every time! :) Time to clean up my mess…Easy to Make 4th of July Cake! #recipe #4thofjuly Click To Tweet
Happy 4th of July!
Until Next Time, Hadet På Badet!