Picnic blankets, pillows, barbecue, popcorn balls, family gathered around in my grandpa's yard so we could watch the fireworks go off. This is my favorite childhood memory of the 4th of July. Each year the family would gather and celebrate independence day together. There's just something about that holiday that makes one proud to be in this country. What is your favorite memory of Independence Day?
It's not about the fireworks, it's not about the barbecues, or the delicious desserts. It's about what it all represents and the reason we celebrate. The delightfully moist cake is a great way to celebrate though! Here are some fun facts about Independence Day:
Did you know the declaration of independence was actually voted upon by the Continental Congress on July 2? It wasn't until July 4th that the Declaration of Independence was printed up and signed. Also the liberty bell didn't ring until July 8 when the declaration was read aloud.
Canons were used to celebrate independence day until around 1890 when they were no longer used as much. That's when fireworks started to come about.
We have many traditions when it comes to how we celebrate Independence Day, but let's not forget why we celebrate it today. It was a day we the United States became independent of Great Britain. We gained our independence and freedom to believe and worship how our consciences dictates.
Let's never forget.
But let's celebrate with this delectable dessert! Easy and beautiful to the eyes.
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup canola oil
2 tsp vinegar (white or apple cider vinegar)
3/4 cup soy milk
3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup canned coconut milk (regular, and chilled in fridge)
First pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the dry ingredients together in one bowl, and mix the wet ingredients into a separate bowl. Combine the two, and then place in a cake pan. I use parchment paper on the bottom so it is easier for the cake to come out. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Frost and add whatever fruits you would like.
Happy Independence Day!