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Here is the perfect cake for your July 4th celebration! Your friends and family will enjoy this delicious cake.


1 cup (about 4¼ oz.) all-purpose flour

3/4 cup caster sugar or superfine sugar

1/4 cup cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon table salt

12 large egg whites (about 1½ cups)

1 cup granulated sugar

1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

Red food coloring gel

Blue food coloring gel

Powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 325°. Sift together flour, caster sugar, cornstarch and salt into a bowl; set aside.

Beat egg whites and granulated sugar with a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment on high speed until soft peaks form, 4 to 5 minutes. Add vanilla; beat until just combined, about 1 minute.

Using a rubber spatula, gradually fold sifted flour mixture into egg white mixture in about 3 additions.

Divide batter in thirds in different bowls (about 3 ½ cups each). Fold a few drops of red food coloring into batter in one bowl; fold a few drops of blue food coloring into batter in second bowl, and leave remaining batter undyed.

Spoon red batter evenly into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan. Spoon white (undyed) batter evenly over red batter; spoon blue batter evenly over white batter. Bake in preheated oven until a wooden pick inserted into center of cake comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Remove from oven, and immediately flip cake upside down (do not remove cake from pan) onto a wire rack. Let cake cool in pan completely, about 2 hours.

Run a knife around edges of cake to loosen from pan, and remove cake from pan. Sprinkle cake with powdered sugar, slice and serve.

Thank you to People.com for this recipe.

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