Show your patriotism with this Firecracker Cake! The red, white, and blue runs inside and out!! Great for Memorial Day, the 4th of July or any occasion you want to share a little American pride!
The school year is winding down which means, summer is oh so close!! Here in the Phoenix area, it sure feels like summer! With highs in the 90’s with a few days creeping into the triple digits, I’m just going to call it summer …. we’re close enough. Amiright?!
I love everything about summer … okay, technically not the 120 degree heat, but I’ll take the Arizona heat over shoveling snow in the winter any day! Needless to say, we’re gearing up for an awesome #summer2016 in the Love Bakes Good Cakes house! Like many Americans, we look at Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of summer. If you can believe it, we’re looking at summer only being about 2 weeks away, y’all!!
2 weeks!!< One thing I know we'll be sharing at our first summer cookout is this Firecracker Cake! It's an old recipe on my blog - actually, it was the 9th recipe I shared on Love Bakes Good Cakes - first published in April 2012! I found the original recipe on the Betty Crocker website and I remember wanting to make it immediately! This old post really needed some updated pictures, and it’s about time I got around to re-doing some of those old posts! Don’t you agree?! If you go back and look at my crappy pictures, you’ll totally agree! 🙂
Even though I made a note in the recipe, I think it bears repeating in the actual post … I personally prefer to use Wilton Icing Colors for this Firecracker Cake recipe. I used “Red – No Taste“ and “Royal Blue“. I think the Wilton Icing Colors are more vibrant, however, you may use any kind of food coloring you have it on hand. I use this bundt cake pan if you’re in the market to buy one! 🙂
Since my birthday is on the 4th of July, this will probably be my birthday cake this year … and yes, I’m kind of already thinking about a menu!! 😀 I will have to get myself some of these Sparkler Candles … wouldn’t that be a fun birthday cake for the 4th of July?! Of course, it would be super fun to celebratre America’s birthday with those awesome sparkler candles too! Maybe it will become a new tradition?!