Sunday, July 3, 2011

Food for the 4th! & The best frosting on the planet!

I know, it's weird... I am posting twice in one day. I wanted to do it before tomorrow.

This post was going to be all about 4th of July food. It is about that, but I think I may have found the best frosting recipe on the planet.
I think this post will be a lot about that too!!! I am the kind who doesn't always eat the frosting on cake or cupcakes, or I prefer whipped topping or some other kind of sauce. Today, I was making this cake pictured below. I got the inspiration for the cake and the frosting on Remarkable Home. It is called flour frosting. I am not kidding when I say... I want to eat the frosting with a spoon!

I decided to frost the cake like this, as I didn't want to cover up the festive colors, and the frosting molds so well!

I just used white cake for the batter, divided it in 3, and added color.

So, the link to the frosting is listed above. You should try it. I bet you will never go back. I told my mom about it, and she said she has my grandma's old recipe, and that is the only frosting she ever remembers eating on red velvet cake. I bet it is delish on that, or any other kind of cake for that matter. When you eat it, you wonder if you are eating cream. Really, you do, and the consistency is the same. It is silky and smooth.

Okay, enough about that...

We are also having patriotic jello. What summer BBQ would be complete without jello? Oh, and I made the little flags, using skewers and patriotic scrapbook paper I got from Hobby Lobby.

And, I make these every year on the 4th of July, because they are so pretty, and tasty!
They are cherry bars. I got the recipe from old friends and neighbors, Suzanne and Wendy, where I used to live. Everything they ever made was always SO YUMMY, and these don't disappoint!

Cherry Bars

1 cup real butter
1 3/4 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 can of cherry pie filling

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Stir up and add dry ingredients. Spread 2/3 of batter into a 11 1/2 X 15 1/2 jelly roll pan. (I didn't have one, so I used a cookie sheet, and it worked fine.) Spread 1 can of cherry pie filling over top of batter. With a spoon, drop remaining batter over the top of the cherries. Baker at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Top with frosting.


1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 Tbsp butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
enough milk to bring to a, "drizzling," consistency.
(I also added zest on 1 lemon, and lemon juice in place of part of the milk.)

Drizzle over baked cherry bars.

I hope you are having a fun 4th of July weekend. Mine has been great so far!

Have a Happy and Yummy Day!



  1. Um double yum and I'm going to crash your BBQ :)

  2. These look yummy and I'm with you...let's just eat desserts tomorrow! Have a happy 4th!

  3. that frosting! my oh my!! it is theee best! thanks for having some to sample at the block party! and for hosting said block party! the baker fam is the best <3