Red, White, and Blue Layer Cake
Colorful layers of red velvet cake make the perfect foundation for this Independence day dessert.
Why This Recipe Works
Colorful layers of red velvet cake make the perfect foundation for our Red, White, and Blue Layer Cake, the perfect Independence Day dessert. To get evenly cut cake layers, we used a long serrated knife to make a shallow cut around the cake to mark the cut line. We then halved the cake round through the equator, slowly rotating the cake as we cut. Fillings made from gelatin-stabilized whipped cream are creamier and smoother than those made with gelatin-stabilized egg whites, so we used the former for this layer cake recipe. After assembling the cake by alternating layers of cake and whipped cream filling, we garnished it with blueberries and strawberries (but any other fresh berries would also work.)