How to make it

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour your pan. *See below*
  • Beat 1 1/2 cups sugar and butter together in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, 4-5 minutes.
  • Beat one egg at a time into the butter mixture; beat in sour cream and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl. With mixer at low speed, add flour mixture alternately with milk until just combined. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl and finish mixing with a rubber spatula. Pour batter into prepared pan; spread to corners of pan and smooth top with a spatula
  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean, about 18-20 minutes.*
  • *Sheet cake: approx 11x17" pan with 1" high sides, bake for 18-20 mins
  • * x2--8"or 9" round pans for layer a cake, bake for 18-20 mins
  • * 9"x13" baking dish, bake 25-30 mins
  • Check on the cake at the earliest time listed, careful to not over bake as that will make it dry.
  • Whipped Frosting:
  • Beat cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract together in a bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Reduce speed to low and slowly pour in cream. Once cream is incorporated, turn mixer speed to medium-high; beat until stiff peaks form, about 2 minutes.
  • The stabilized whipped cream frosting holds well in the fridge, and will stay fresh on the cake for several days. Keep leftovers stored in an airtight container in the fridge, keep a damp paper towel inside the container to keep the cake moist.

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  • NPMarie 3 years ago
    Lovely recipe Shona..a buttercream frosting would be amazing:)
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  • chuckieb 4 years ago
    Gorgeous cake Shona! Happy Canada Day!
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  • mommyluvs2cook 4 years ago
    That is awesome looking! Great job at capturing the Canadian flag with those strawberries, good job Shona :)
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  • Cosmicmother 4 years ago
    I didn't want to list this as a Canadian Flag cake as it's so versatile to make for any occasion! As well as a delicious 4th of July Cake with stars and stripes! :)
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