4th of July Bunt Cake- A Sparkling Fun Red, White and Blue Snack

I love baking with the kids. My girls especially love being in the kitchen with me baking goodies. Yesterday someone posted a 4th of July cake on Facebook and I fell in love! The red, white and blue would be a perfect Saturday project for the kids, just in time for 4th of July.

Last night I headed to Wal-Mart to get a box of Betty Crocker® white cake mix, eggs, red and blue food coloring and icing. This morning we hit the kitchen ready to bake.

To make the Firecracker Bundt Cake You Will Need:

  • 1 box white cake mix (I used Betty Crocker® SuperMoist)
  • Water, vegetable oil and (3) eggs needed for the SuperMoist cake mix (if you use a different brand read the back of the box for ingredients needed)
  • Red and blue food coloring
  • 1 (12 oz) can White Frosting (I used Betty Crocker Cream Cheese)
  • 6 bowls (for mixing cake and icing)

This cake is really easy to make! I did use a cream cheese icing which is an off-white and my red and blue coloring did not turn as bright as I wanted. Next time I will use a white icing so the red and blue will pop more.


  • Heat the oven to the temp. according to the cake mix box.
  • Generously grease the bunt pan.
  • Make your cake mix as directed on the box.
  • Pour one cup of batter into a bowl and add in red food coloring. Mix well until the batter is red.
  • Pour one cup of batter into a bowl and add in blue food coloring. Mix well until the batter is the desired blue.

Pour the red batter into the bunt pant evenly covering the bottom of the pan. Pour the white batter over the red, careful not to mix. When the red is completely covered with the white batter pour the blue batter over the white. The blue batter can just put a ring around the white, it does not have to cover the entire top.

Bake as directed on box. Cool the bake for 5 minutes. Turn pan upside down onto cooling rack or what ever you will be using to cool the cake. Cool cake completely, about 30 minutes or place in the fridge for faster cooling. I placed my cake in the freezer for about 6 minutes.

Once cake is cool, equally divide the frosting into 3 bowls. Microwave the white frosting for a few seconds on high until it is a semi-liquid. Using a spoon, drizzle the white frosting around the whole cake in a striping (back and fourth) pattern.

Then microwave one of the other bowls. Add in the red or blue food coloring and mix with spoon. Then drizzle over the cake, scattering back and forth. Repeat with last coloring, making sure you can see the red, white and blue colors over the entire cake.

You can garnish the cake with sprinkles if so desired. I forget to get any so our cake had a little less bling.

My finished 4th of July Firecracker Cake

This cake was a lot of fun for the kids to make because it is easy to prepare and design.

Another pic of the finished 4th of July Firecracker Cake

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  1. shelley says:

    I am so trying this. I am blogging about it too, I have to share it.

  2. Luvin My Lil Monkeys says:

    I LOVE THIS!, I hope I get a chance to try this out! You make it sounds so easy! Great post, Thank you so much for sharing this!!!!

  3. Wow, this is really cool! Wish I’d seen in last month so I could’ve made it for the 4th…but still totally fun to make in different colors, like for Halloween!