Tomorrow, November 11, Veteran’s Day will be celebrated around our country. My kids participated in a huge Veteran’s Day program at school, and it inspired me to want to do something for my readers who are looking for something sweet to serve on Veteran’s Day. I called various local bakeries, and I couldn’t find any special cakes or cupcakes for Veteran’s Day. However, I found this really simple recipe made from a cake mix that I thought would make life easy for people like me who are short on time but want to honor our Veterans.
Prep: 20 minutes
Bake: 20 minutes
Yield: 12 servings
1 package (18-1/4 ounces) white cake mix
1 cup shortening
1 package (2 pounds) confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Blue and red food coloring
1. Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using two greased 9-in. round baking pans. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
2. For frosting, in a large bowl, cream the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the water, salt and vanilla until smooth. Place one cake on a serving plate; spread with 2/3 cup frosting. Top with remaining cake. In a small bowl, combine 2/3 cup frosting and blue food coloring. In another bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups frosting and red food coloring. Fill pastry or plastic bag with 1/4 cup white frosting; cut a small hole in the corner of the bag and set aside.
3. Frost cake top and sides with remaining white frosting. With blue frosting, frost a 3-in. section in the upper left corner of the cake. Pipe white stars over blue frosting. Fill another pastry or plastic bag with red frosting; cut a large hole in the corner of the bag. Pipe stripes across top of cake.
Recipe and photo from Taste of Home Magazine. www.tasteofhome.com