Firecracker Cake {Hello Summer}

  • Jump to Recipe
  • Leave a Review
  • Hey y’all! I’m Jen from Bakerette.com where I love to share really cool recipes, trends, insights, and ideas I come across every day. I’m so happy to be a guest on iHeartNaptime. I met Jamielyn and Coleen at a recent blogging conference where Jamielyn spoke and I was very impressed! Impressed with her speaking skills. Impressed with her site. Impressed with her smarts! So I’m thrilled that I get a chance to guest post and share with you a sneak peak for one of my upcoming recipes.

    Is summer finally here?

    To celebrate, let’s eat some cake. But this isn’t any ordinary cake. It’s a 4th of July Firecracker Cake! The perfect festive dessert to entertain a crowd on Independence day!

    Cake1

    MY OTHER RECIPES
    MY LATEST VIDEOS

    All you gotta do is use a pre-made white cake baking mix (or if you are a made-from-scratch-kind-of-gal, use a white cake recipe of your choice). Make the cake batter as usual, then separate one cup of batter into one bowl stirring in red food coloring until desired color is reached. Scoop another cup of batter into a separate bowl and stir in blue food coloring until desired color is reached.

    Cake2

    Next, we’re going to layer the batter. Start by pouring the red batter in the bottom of the bundt cake pan. Give the pan a little tap and shake to smooth out the batter. Then add the white batter making sure to entirely cover the red batter. And lastly, pour the blue food coloring over the white batter. The blue batter doesn’t need to cover the white batter. In fact, when your cake comes out, it looks better when you don’t.

    Cake3

    Bake according to your cake mix instructions. Look how beautiful the cake came out! A little puffier than I wanted, but it’s still moist and beautifully set.

    Cake4

    Lastly, divide your frosting up into three equal parts. You’ll want to “melt” your frosting in the microwave for a few seconds on high to make it of a drizzling consistency. Mix red food coloring in one bowl, blue in another, and with a spoon or fork, drizzle the frosting over the cake, zig-zagging back and forth as you go to form a striped pattern. Throw on a few sprinkles and you’ve got yourself a 4th of July Firecracker Cake! \

    So cute. So fun. So festive.

    Cake5

     

    4th of July Firecracker Cake

    Firecracker Cake

    4th of July Firecracker Cake - The perfect festive dessert to entertain a crowd on Independence day!

    Course Dessert
    Cuisine American
    Keyword Firecracker Cake
    Prep Time 30 minutes
    Cook Time 45 minutes
    Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
    Servings 12
    Calories 180 kcal
    Author I Heart Naptime Contributor

    Ingredients

    • 15.25 oz White Cake Baking Mix (1 box)
    • 1 1/4 tsp red food coloring
    • 1 1/4 tsp blue food coloring
    • 1/2 cup frosting
    • 2 tbsp sprinkles

    Instructions

    1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Generously grease the inside of a 12-cup fluted bundt cake pan.

    2. Make cake mix according to packaged directions. Tip: To cut down on fat, substitute the oil with applesauce.

    3. Pour 1 cup batter each into two separate bowls. Stir in desired amount of red food coloring in one bowl and blue food coloring in another. Mix well.

    4. Pour the red batter into the bottom of the pan and spread it out evenly with the back end of a spoon.

    5. Gently pour the white batter over the top of the red batter covering completely. If needed, use the back end of a clean spoon to spread out the batter.

    6. Carefully pour the blue batter over the center of the white batter. The blue batter does not need to completely cover the white batter. In fact, it looks best if you pour the blue in the center of the white and not have it spread out.

    7. Bake according to cake package directions or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

    8. Remove from oven and allow to cool 5 mins in pan before inverting cake onto baking rack to cool completely.

    9. Meanwhile, evenly divide frosting into 3 separate microwavable bowls. Microwave one bowl of frosting on high for a few seconds until frosting is of a drizzling consistency. Stir in a few drops of blue food coloring until smooth. Using a spoon, drizzle frosting back and forth over cake creating a striped pattern. Repeat with second bowl using white frosting, and third bowl with red food coloring.

    10. Light sprinkle the sprinkles for garnishment.

    11. Let stand at room temperature until frosting is set. Transfer to a clean cake plate before serving.

    Nutrition Facts
    Firecracker Cake
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 180 Calories from Fat 18
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 2g 3%
    Saturated Fat 1g 5%
    Sodium 266mg 11%
    Potassium 25mg 1%
    Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
    Sugars 22g
    Protein 1g 2%
    Calcium 7.9%
    Iron 3.9%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    I loved visiting today and sharing with you one of my favorite holiday recipes. Thanks so much for having me Jamielyn!

    I’d love to have you stop by to visit or connect with me on Pinterest, Facebook or Twitter!

    If you like this recipe, you might also like these other recipes from Jen at Bakerette.com
    Try this breakfast casserole made Amish style with hash browns, bacon, and lots of cheese! | Bakerette.com Shamrock Ice Cream Shake Recipe | Bakerette.com Homemade Bread with Pears | Bakerette.com

     

    THANKS Jeni for sharing this fun project during our Hello Summer Event! Click HERE to see more ideas from the event.

    Hello Summer Event

    You Might Also Like...

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    What type of comment do you have?

    Comments

  • Denise… On A Whim wrote:
    • Jen {Bakerette.com} wrote:
  • I Heart Nap Time

    FREE 7-day meal plan!

    Subscribe to my email list for latest post updates, subscriber-only information, a FREE 7-day meal plan, and more!

    Pin19
    Share
    Tweet
    19 Shares