Patriotic Desserts- Red White and Blue Cake

Add a delicious spread of red, white and blue to your table with easy patriotic desserts. This Firecracker Cake is an easy dessert for the 4th of July or Memorial Day and is made with red, white, and blue cake batter, drizzled with frosting and topped with patriotic sprinkles.

Firecracker Red White and Blue Cake

I first made this Firecracker Red White and Blue Cake two years ago for the 4th of July, and it has been a big hit ever since. I use the same basic recipe for each holiday, and switch up the colors to match the theme. Orange, purple and browns for the fall, green & red for Christmas, and red, white and blue for Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day.

Firecracker Red White and Blue Cake:

What You’ll need to make this Firecracker Cake:

  • 1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
  • Red food color
  • Blue food color
  • 1 container (12 oz) Betty Crocker® Whipped fluffy white frosting

Directions:

  • Pre-heat oven to 325°F and grease bundt cake pan.
  • Make cake batter as directed on box, using water, oil and egg whites. Divide cake batter into three separate bowls. In one bowl, stir in red food color, mix well. In second bowl stir in blue food color, mix well. Leave third bowl white.
  • Pour red cake batter into bottom of pan. Carefully pour white batter over the red batter in pan. Pour blue batter over white batter. (Blue batter does not need to cover white batter completely; it looks better if it just forms a ring in the center of the white batter.).
  • Bake as directed on box or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool cake 5 minutes and then transfer onto cooling rack. Cool cake completely, about 30 minutes.
  • When cake is cool, divide frosting evenly into 3 microwavable bowls. Microwave 1 bowl of frosting uncovered on high for only a few seconds until smooth enough to drizzle over cake. (Make sure not to overheat.) With a spoon, drizzle all of white frosting back and forth around cake in a striping pattern. Repeat microwaving second bowl of frosting until smooth. Stir in a few drops blue food color until well blended. Drizzle over cake, striping frosting back and forth. Repeat with remaining bowl of frosting and red food color, making sure red, white and blue frostings can be seen on cake. Sprinkle with red, white and blue sprinkles or candies. Let cake stand at room temperature until frosting is set before serving.

Red White and Blue Cake

Red White and Blue Bundt Cake Recipe

Red White and Blue Cake
Ingredients
  • 1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix
  • Water vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
  • Red food color
  • Blue food color
  • 1 container 12 oz Betty Crocker® Whipped fluffy white frosting
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 325°F and grease bundt cake pan.
  2. Make cake batter as directed on box, using water, oil and egg whites. Divide cake batter into three separate bowls. In one bowl, stir in red food color, mix well. In second bowl stir in blue food color, mix well. Leave third bowl white.
  3. Pour red cake batter into bottom of pan. Carefully pour white batter over the red batter in pan. Pour blue batter over white batter. (Blue batter does not need to cover white batter completely; it looks better if it just forms a ring in the center of the white batter.).
  4. Bake as directed on box or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool cake 5 minutes and then transfer onto cooling rack. Cool cake completely, about 30 minutes.

4th of july cake

I’m planning to make this Firecracker Red White and Blue Cake once again for the 4th of July, but this year I’m thinking of adding Pop Rocks to the top to make it POP, just like a 4th of July Firecracker.

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Comments

  1. Nicole Dziedzic says:

    I love patriotic treats for the fourth of July and this bundt cake is sure to impress your guests. Great way to serve dessert.

  2. Janet W. says:

    This is so festive! Would look great on our serving table along with our 4th of July decorations!

  3. Dandi D says:

    This would be such a colorful and fun cake to make with my son!

  4. Elisabeth says:

    This is a gorgeous cake! I love how you can swap out the colors for different occasions, great idea!

  5. James Robert says:

    I might have to try this myself since the 4th is my mom’s birthday

  6. Elena says:

    Looks so good. I am going to try this recipe

  7. Julie Wood says:

    This cake is gorgeous and I want to make it. It would be a good cake for me to take to my sister’s house for our 4th of July picnic!

  8. shelly peterson says:

    This cake looks super yummy and so festive!

  9. Laura J says:

    Oh this looks so yummy and cute! I am going to have to try this one! Would be fun to change colors for other holidays!

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