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Stars And Stripes Blueberry Cake

Yield one 13- x 9-inch cake

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sifted cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries, rinsed and drained
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Maraschino cherries, quartered
  • Fresh blueberries

How to Make It

  1. Sift together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Add shortening, milk, and 2 eggs; beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer. Add remaining 2 eggs, beating well. Stir in vanilla, and fold in 2 cups blueberries.

  2. Pour batter into a greased and floured 13- x 9- x 2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 to 15 minutes; remove from pan, and let cool completely.

  3. Spread Cream Cheese Frosting on top and sides of cake. Decorate cake with rows of cherries and blueberries.

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