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Gear Up for July 4th With This Festive Recipe

Gear Up for July 4th With This Festive Recipe

by Proforma Construction, July 2, 2019

Celebrate Independence Day deliciously.

The 4th of July is days away!  If you are planning on hosting or attending a party this year, then preparing some tasty treats is definitely on your to-do list.  Celebrate Independence Day deliciously with this festive and sweet Fireworks Sugar Cookie Cake.

Fireworks Sugar Cookie Cake

(for the cookie cake)

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup M&Ms (use patriotic M&Ms for the 4th of July)
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles (use red, white, and blue for the 4th of July)

(for the frosting)

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter — softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream or milk

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9-inch round cake pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Make the cookie cake: Beat butter and sugar with a hand or a stand mixer until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla, then mix in baking soda, salt, and cream of tartar.  Slowly mix in flour.  Stir in M&Ms and sprinkles.
  3. Press batter into prepared pan, pressing more M&Ms onto the top as desired. Bake for 19-22 minutes or until the edges are just turning a light golden brown.  It’s better to underbake this dough than over bake it. The cake will continue cooking a bit as it cools so err on the side of underdone for the best tasting cookie.
  4. Let it cool completely before frosting.
  5. Make the frosting: beat butter until smooth, then slowly beat in powdered sugar until crumbly. Add salt and vanilla, then add 1 teaspoon of heavy whipping cream.  Beat until smooth, adding another teaspoon of heavy whipping cream to get a spreadable texture.
  6. Frost cake as desired and top with more sprinkles and M&Ms.
  7. Serve immediately or store loosely covered for up to 2 days.

This sugar cookie cake is the perfect way to celebrate Independence Day deliciously.  Are you looking for assistance with your commercial construction project this 4th of July?  If so, then contact your Pleasanton contractor at Proforma Construction.   Serving Pleasanton and the surrounding California area, our highly-trained team is ready to make your commercial construction dreams a reality.