Flag cake ( Norsk Flaggkake / 17:e mai kake / Flaggtårta)

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flaggkake 17e mai kake flag cake dellliedelicious

flaggkake 17e mai kake flag cake dellliedelicious

flaggkake 17e mai kake flag cake dellliedelicious

This is the first Norwegian Flag Cake ever!
For this cake I was inspired by a cake I saw online. It was a flag cake, with the American flag inside. I thought about it for some time and came to a conclusion that this must be possible to do with a lot of flags. And since I live in Norway I thought it was fitting that I made a flag cake with the Norwegian flag inside. This is perfect for the national holiday that’s coming up (17:e mai) or for the Olympic games. This is my second time baking it and it’s really testing my patience. Give yourself a lot of time if you’re going to make this cake, ’cause you’ll need it. But it’s worth it and it really is a WOW-factor when the first person cuts into the cake. I want the cake to look very simple on the outside so that everyone gets really surprised when they see what’s inside. Good luck and have fun!

Ingredients:
2 blue cakes à 24 cm:
1 cup butter (room temperature)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 cups sugar
5 eggs (room temperature)flaggkake 17e mai kake flag cake dellliedelicious
3 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter milk (+1 tsp lemon juice)
blue gel colour

2 red strawberry cakes à 24 cm:
1 cup butter (room temperature)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 cups sugar
2 tbs jellO powder, strawberry flavoured
5 eggs (room temperature)
3 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
4 tbs strawberry purée (blend strawberries in a blender)
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup milk (+1 tsp lemon juice)
red gel colour

Vanilla bean butter cream:
2 cups unsalted butter (room temperature)
6 cups confectioners sugar
1 tbs vanilla sugar
75 ml milk
2 vanilla beans

berries for decoration

flaggkake 17e mai kake flag cake dellliedelicious

Method:
For the blue cakes: Add 1 tsp lemon juice in 1/2 cup milk and let it sit for 10 minutes (and tadaa, a quick fix butter milk).
Turn your oven to 175c.
Whip butter and oil until light and creamy in consistency. Add sugar, in batches, and continue mixing until the sugar is fully incorporated. Add eggs, one at a time, and mix. In another bowl, mix flour and baking powder and add 1/2 of this to the mixture. Mix milk and buttermilk and add this to the mixture as well. Add the remaining flour and mix well. Now, colour the mixture to desired colour with the gel colour. Cover two spring forms à 24 cm with baking paper and divide the mixture between the spring forms. And bake for 35-45 minutes on the middle shelf. A tooth pick has to come out clean – then it’s done. Let the cake cool for 10 minutes in the tin and then let it cool completely on a wire rack.

For the red cakes: Add 1 tsp lemon juice in 1/2 cup milk and let it sit for 10 minutes (and tadaa, a quick fix butter milk).
Turn your oven to 175c.
Whip butter and oil until light and creamy in consistency. Add sugar and JellO powder, in batches, and continue mixing until the sugar is fully incorporated. Add eggs, one at a time, and mix. In another bowl, mix flour and baking powder and add 1/2 of this to the mixture. Mix milk, buttermilk and strawberry purée and add this to the mixture as well. Add the remaining flour and mix well. Now, colour the mixture to desired colour with the gel colour. Cover two spring forms à 24 cm with baking paper and divide the mixture between the spring forms. And bake for 35-45 minutes on the middle shelf. A tooth pick has to come out clean – then it’s done. Let the cake cool for 10 minutes in the tin and then let it cool completely on a wire rack.

For the butter cream: Mix butter until light and fluffy and pale in color. Add confectioners sugar, in batches, and continue mixing. Add vanilla sugar, milk and seeds from vanilla beans. Add more milk or confectioners sugar until you reach your desired consistency. This amount of frosting is enough for the filling, crumb coat and covering the cake.

Work with circles and use frosting for the white lines in the flag. Crumb coat the cake and then decorate and pipe it how you like it. Here’s is a very good looking (don’t laugh) instruction file that you can use for the assembling of the cake: howtoflagcake
I hope you like this recipe and that your cake turned out great! And, of course, that it tastes delicious!

flaggkake 17e mai kake flag cake dellliedelicious

flaggkake 17e mai kake flag cake dellliedelicious

flaggkake 17e mai kake flag cake dellliedelicious

Category: Baked goods, Cakes, Desserts

13 comments about “Flag cake ( Norsk Flaggkake / 17:e mai kake / Flaggtårta)

  1. Excellent will try to make it and take it to SON mtg in story city ia

    • Great! Good luck and let me know how it went! 🙂

  2. Wow! I would love to do this for my mother. I would need some help, but I know where to turn. Thank you – she will love this, even if we don’t get it right!

    • Thanks Tracy! I wish you good luck and I’m sure it will turn out great! Let me know how you did and if you hav any questions or thoughts about the recipe 🙂

  3. So this is a cake recipe? I already have one of those…where’s the instruction for assembling this cake to look like a flag? Am I missing it somewhere? What a disappointment….

    • Hi Janice! There are now an instruction file in the end of the recipe. I hope that you find it useful, it might not look as good as the cake but I think it’s all right 😉

  4. Så utrolig fin flaggkake du har laget 🙂 Min variant er nesten helt lik, bare at den blå sirkelen er på innsiden (se min video på youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vomu1ZYLAKg) God 17 mai!

  5. Flott kake! 😀 Er det mulig å få oppskriften på norsk med norske måleenheter?

  6. I don’t understand how you put cakes together.

    • Hi Linda! If you want to make a pattern like this or checkerboard (for example) you need to cut out cirkles out of different types of layers that you’ve made. If you go to this recipe http://www.delliedelicious.com/?p=348 and scroll down you will see 4 photos of how I use this method in a checkerborad cake 🙂

  7. Den var knallfin!

  8. Woa – fantastisk kake!!

  9. Så flink du er! Jeg har stemt på deg 🙂 Heia, heia!

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