Firecracker Red, White and Blue Cake

firecracker cake

I know the 4th of July isn’t until next week but one day just isn’t enough to make all the fun red, white and blue recipes that are out there so I made this cake a little early.  My niece and her family came over for a swim and dinner last night and of course it rained!  They were able to swim for a bit and then we had a yummy dinner of Cafe Rio Sweet Pork and Lime Rice followed up by this cake which for a white cake was surprisingly good!  The recipe comes from the “Betty Crocker” website and it couldn’t be any easier to make.

1 box white cake mix plus ingredients to make cake

red and blue food coloring

1 (12 oz) container whipped fluffy white frosting

1  Heat oven to 325.  Generously grease 12 cup fluted tube pan.  Make cake batter as directed on box.  Pour 1 cup batter into small bowl and stir in red food coloring.  Pour 1 cup batter into another small bowl and stir in blue food coloring.

2  Pour red batter into bottom of pan.  Carefully pour remaining white batter over red batter.  Carefully 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 center of white batter.)

3  Bake as directed on box or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.  Cool cake 5 – 10 minutes before turning out of pan.  Cool cake completely, about 30 minutes.

4  When cake is cool, divide frosting evenly into 3 microwavable bowls.  Microwave 1 bowl uncovered on high a few seconds until smooth enough to drizzle over cake.  With spoon, drizzle all of white frosting back and forth around cake in a striping pattern.  Repeat with other bowls of frosting, adding red to one bowl and blue to another after microwaving then drizzle over cake.  (I didn’t have any canned frosting so I just made my own out of powdered sugar and milk.)

Here’s what the inside looks like:

firecracker cake

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