Firecracker Cake

Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 45 mins Serves 12     adjust servings

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!

Ingredients

  • 1 box (15.25 oz.) white cake mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix
  • Red food coloring (see note)
  • Blue food coloring (see note)
  • 1 container (12 oz.) white frosting
  • Red, white and blue sprinkles, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven according to cake mix directions. Generously grease and flour a 12-cup bundt pan; set aside.
  2. Make cake batter as directed on box, using water, oil and egg whites. Pour 1 cup of the batter into a small bowl; stir in red food coloring until well mixed. Pour another cup of the batter into a separate bowl; stir in blue food color until well mixed.
  3. Pour red cake batter into bottom of pan. Carefully pour the white batter over red batter in pan. Carefully pour blue batter over white batter. (The blue batter does not need to cover the white batter completely). When you add the batter to the pan, do not mix with a spoon. Just pour it in so the colors don't mix but rather, just rest on top of each other in the pan.
  4. Bake as directed on box or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool cake 10 minutes. Meanwhile, place cooling rack over cookie sheet. Turn pan upside down onto cooling rack. Cool cake completely, about 30-45 minutes. 
  5. When cake is cool, divide the frosting evenly into 3 microwavable bowls. Microwave 1 bowl of frosting uncovered on HIGH a few seconds until smooth enough to drizzle over cake. With spoon, drizzle all of the 1st bowl of microwaved frosting all over the cake, back and forth around the cake in a striping pattern. Repeat microwaving second bowl of frosting until smooth. Stir in a few drops of the blue food coloring until well blended. Drizzle over cake, scattering back and forth. Repeat with remaining frosting and red food coloring, making sure red, white and blue can be seen on the cake. Sprinkle with red, white and blue sprinkles, if desired. Let cake stand at room temperature until frosting is set before serving.
  6. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

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Recipe Notes

I personally prefer to use Wilton Icing Colors. For this recipe, I used I "Red - No Taste" and "Royal Blue". I think the colors are more vibrant, however, you may use any kind of food coloring you have it on hand.

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