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This cake is absolutely delicious, made with stabilized whipped cream and fresh fruit. It’s easy to assemble and easy to bake. You would never know it’s keto friendly, grain free and sugar free.
Is a keto flag cake for July 4th still okay in America? I hope so.
I love America for many many reasons, and I hope we can still be in a place to love our country, flaws and strengths.
One of the reasons is the vitality of Americans. I remember being on a train in Paris, hearing a group of girls laughing and I knew immediately that they were Americans. As I walked around Paris, I noticed that American girls stood out, not because they weren’t as fashionable, but because they seemed to be having the most fun.
I know that some of our fun and our joy is being crushed at the moment, and there seems to be many simultaneous controversies. I also understand that we are hurting as a nation. We need to exercise grace and mercy, instead of cancel culture.
Cancel culture is stressful to watch, and I’m so glad I’m not famous, not a celebrity and not in politics. I’m happy that I have been free to choose my career as a food blogger, a keto bakery owner, a recipe developer, and I have the freedom to express my patriotism without getting “cancelled.”
I have noticed since Covid-19 and the cancel culture, I get a lot more hateful comments on youtube and even some on Pinterest. These comments are over food, not politics, not religion. One person argued with me regarding my gluten free artisan bread and my right to call it artisan, telling me that if I were in Germany I could go to jail for using the word “artisan.” This is where “correct or cancel culture” can go. Jail for food descriptions! This should terrify people.
I still keep comments turned on.
I would rather protect their freedom over my feelings. I don’t like it, but I don’t want to control it either.
I embrace this country in spite of it not being perfect, and I give it much grace.
My great-grandparents came from Naples at the turn of last century to escape poverty caused by the union of Italian regions. They made a good life, even though they lived in the inner city, lived through the depression, World War I and World War II.
My grandmother had to quit school at age 13 to work in a cigar factory and she got married at age 16. In spite of this, she eventually went to beauty school and opened her own salon. She never once saw herself as under-educated or oppressed, even though she was a woman who’s first language was not English, and she was raised in what was referred to as an Italian ghetto in South Philly. She embraced individuality and freedom. She was quite the character.
Those opportunities didn’t exist in Naples at that time. She taught me that hard work, stamina and tenacity pay off and people with ideas and a determined mindset will lift themselves up, because they can lift themselves up. I also believe we are a country who can lift and will lift others up when they need it.
America is a great country, a country that does much good around the world, considered the most generous country in the last decade. This spirit of giving is worth celebrating and made possible by our prosperity and our value system to care for others.
One of the things I love about America is our food choices. We might be the most diverse in the world because we embrace this kind of variety. We also choose our own diet plans and there are many. I choose to eat a grain free, sugar free diet that includes, meat, eggs and dairy. It’s what makes me feel good, and to that end, I am happy to bring you a flag cake for July 4th.
How to Make a Keto Flag Cake
I used a quarter pan sheet pan and made a vanilla cake. I thought of making this a lemon flavored cake like this lemon cake, or even a chocolate cake like this one here. In the end, I stuck with vanilla. I baked it on standard bake mode, not convection bake, and it took almost 25 minutes. If you bake on convection, it will probably take only about 15 to 20 minutes, but may brown a little more. I used almond flour and a little coconut flour to keep it grain free and Swerve to keep it sugar free.
I choose blueberries and strawberries and stabilized whipped cream. You CAN make the cake, put the whipped cream on and refrigerate, but put the fruit on right before you serve it.
This keto flag cake could get me “cancelled” because patriotism is not popular. But it is a part of free speech and I hope you embrace that.
What Size Pan for a Keto Flag Cake?
I use a quarter size sheet pan and this is my favorite brand. I have four USA pans, and highly recommend them. Disposable quarter sized sheet pans can also be purchased at your local grocery.
What kind of whipped cream do you use for a Keto Flag Cake?
Yu will want to use a stabilized whipped Cream, but you could also use a vanilla buttercream.
Stabilized whipped cream maintains its structure and you can make this cake hours in advance. I use a piping bag and a 1 M large tip.
Vanilla Cake Recipe
This vanilla cake recipe is perfect and the one I use in my keto bakery. A combination of almond flour and coconut flour plus sour cream yield a light and moist sponge cake. I also use avocado oil which lends to a bouncy texture, but you can use 1/2 cup butter in its place.
Nutritional Value of Flag Cake (16 servings)
Net Carbs: 2 Calories: 248
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Keto Flag Cake
Vanilla Cake Dry Ingredients
- 1 cup Swerve granulated Sweetener
Vanilla Cake Wet Ingredients
- 1/2 cup avocado oi or 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 6 eggs
- 60 grams sour cream 4 tablespoons
- 1/2 cup almond milk unsweetened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Stabilized Whipped Cream
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tablespoon Swerve confectioner's sweetener
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons cream cheese
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 2 cups fresh strawberries
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. or 180 C.
- Prepare pan with parchment paper and cooking spray.
- Whisk the dry cake ingredients together. Set aside.
- Mix together avocado oil and granulated Swerve.
- Add eggs and mix thoroughly.
- Add sour cream and almond milk to this.
- Add vanilla extract.
- Add dry mixture. Mix.
- Add to prepared sheet pan. Smooth top.
- Bake on convection bake for 15 to 17 minutes. Center will be approx. 205 degrees F. Or bake on "bake" mode for 20 to 25 minutes.
- Cool completely before adding whipped topping.
Stabilized Whipped Cream
- Make sure cream cheese is softened. You may want to microwave for ten seconds.
- Beat cream cheese with the confectioner's sweetener.
- Add whipping cream and whip until you have fluffy peaks that remain when you turn it upside down on spatula.
- You can put this whipped cream into a piping bag or spread over the cake. I used a large 1M tip.
- Before applying fruit, apply to a piece of parchment paper to make sure you put fruit where you want. Slice strawberries lengthwise.
- Arrange in rows to make flag.
- You can refrigerate or serve immediately.
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