American Flag Sheet Cake


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup blueberries (or more, for topping)
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries (or more, for topping)
  • 2 cups whipped topping or frosting of your choice



  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large saucepan, bring the water and butter to a boil. As soon as it starts to boil, take the mixture off the heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
  • Add this mixture to a large bowl, and combine with the flour, sugar, eggs, sour cream, vanilla, almond, salt, and baking soda. Mix just until combined, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Put in a greased 10×15 inch pan in the oven for 20-22 minutes.
  • Once the cake is baked and cooled, use 2 cups of a whipped topping of your choice to spread onto your cake.
  • Use your blueberries and sliced strawberries to create the shape of the American Flag.
  • Store in the fridge, covered in plastic wrap, for 3-4 days.

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