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How to Make July’s Dessert of the Month: Cake Ball Flag Cake

Have a ball with this festive dessert idea for the 4th of July!
By Jessica Walker

Every Fourth of July celebration needs a fun, festive and patriotic dessert. This Cake Ball Flag Cake is an ideal treat for the day—it’s family-friendly, serves a crowd and while it makes impressive presentation, it’s surprisingly easy to create. Here’s how to do it!

First, grab some Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix, Betty Crocker® Whipped frosting and colored candy melts (found at your local craft store).

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Heat oven to 350°F. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan, using water, oil and eggs. Cool completely, about 1 hour.

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Crumble cake into large bowl. Add frosting; mix well.

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Using 1-inch scoop, shape mixture into balls. Roll with your hand quickly to smooth and place on cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Freeze about 45 minutes or until firm.

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In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave red candy melts uncovered on High 1 minute 30 seconds; stir. Continue microwaving and stirring in 15-second increments until melted and smooth.

I then put the bowl in a pan of really hot water to keep the mixture melted and smooth.

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Remove a few balls from refrigerator at a time. Dip and roll 1 ball at a time in coating. Return to cookie sheet; immediately sprinkle with sugar crystals (that match the color you are dipping of course).

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You want to make a total of 28 red, 23 white and 12 blue.

You can store in container until you are ready to serve. Then arrange them on your platter and raise a toast to the 4th of July and your amazing dessert!

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