Strawberry Jam Flag Poke Cake
Ingredients For Cake
- 1 white cake mix
- eggs oil/butter, and water as called for on cake mix box
For the Strawberry Sauce:
- 1 Jar of Gloria's Strawberry Jam
Prepare cake mix and bake according to package directions in a 9"x13" pan (We have an awesome covered one from Wilton for cookouts!)
When cake is done cooking, allow to cool for about 5 minutes.
Poke cake all over with a wooden spoon or fork.
Pour slightly warmed Gloria's Strawberry Jam over the top of the cake and spread evenly to fill all the holes.
Cover cake and allow to cool in fridge for about an hour
Ingredients for Decorating:
5-6 cups of frosting
Wilton #21 piping tip for stars
Wilton #10 piping tip for stripes
Frost a thin layer of frosting over the cake. Put in the refrigerator or freezer until the frosting is set, just a few minutes.
Mark lines if preferred on the cake to show the stripes and star area. This is helpful as a guide when you're frosting and will help keep it even. I used a bench scraper with a ruler to mark my lines.
Divide frosting in 3 bowls to color. For blue you'll need about 1 cup. The remainder should be split between red and white.
Fill 3 piping bags with the colors, and attach a round tip (Wilton 10).
Hold the bag so the tip opening is vertical (at a 90 degree angle to the cake). Squeeze the frosting out while moving the tip up and down to create a ruffle. Continue in a straight line across the cake.
Repeat for all 13 stripes.
After the stripes are done, fill in the blue area with 7 stripes (to match the stripes next to it).
Attach a star tip to the bag of white frosting. Pipe the 50 stars. (6 columns of 5, and 5 columns of 4).
Image and Recipe credit to: sprinkledwithjules.com