By: Jodie Shield, RD
Republican? Democrat? First and foremost – we are all Americans. Here’s a bipartisan cake you will want to serve in honor of election day – November 6th. Be sure to use fresh berries and let your kids help decorate the cake. Be a patriot and serve this stars and stripes cake. Then ask your family to vote: is this cake as delicious as it looks?
Stars- and-Stripes Cake
Makes 12 servings
1 box of your child’s favorite cake mix (or you can buy a sheet cake without frosting)
nonstick vegetable spray
1 tub reduced-fat vanilla frosting
1 cup fresh blueberries, washed and drained
1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced, washed, and drained
Prepare the cake mix according to package directions, but substitute two egg whites for every whole egg, and use a half cup of applesauce for every half cup of oil or butter. Bake as directed in a 9-by-13-inch pan that has been coated with nonstick vegetable spray.
After the cake has cooled, spread a thin layer of vanilla frosting over the top. Arrange the blueberries in a rectangle in the upper left hand corner, then place the strawberries into stripes so the top of the cake looks like an American flag.
How I lowered fat and calories:
- Substituted egg whites for whole eggs.
- Replaced oil and/or butter with unsweetened applesauce.
- Used reduced-fat frosting.