Firecracker Cake

June 13, 2016 By:
2 hours
1 hour
Celebrate the 4th with this red, white, and blue extravaganza! Kids will love it!



  1. Transfer one cup of your prepared batter into a small bowl. Transfer one cup to another bowl. (You'™ll now have three bowls of batter.)
  2. To one of the one-cup bowls, add red food coloring. Stir thoroughly until the batter reaches the color you desire. (It takes a lot of food coloring to reach a deep shade of red.)
  3. To the other one-cup bowl, add blue food coloring, and stir as directed above.
  4. Now you have a white batter, a red batter, and a blue batter.
  5. Heavily butter and lightly flour a fluted Bundt cake pan (or it won't come out of the pan. This is important.) Pour the red cake batter into the bottom of the Bundt pan.
  6. Slowly pour the white batter on top of the red batter.
  7. Add the blue batter, pouring slowly and carefully (it won'™t cover the white batter entirely-that'™s OK).
  8. Bake in a 325-degree oven for 45 minutes or until done.
  9. Cool the cake for about 15 minutes and then place a wire cooling rack on top of the cake pan and then flip it over, very slowly. Let the cake sit upside down until it releases from the pan-”about 30 minutes. Let it completely cool on the rack. (Don'™t rush this part or you'll have a cake-tastrophe. :) )
  10. While the cake cools, divide the frosting into three small bowls.
  11. Using food coloring, color one bowl of frosting red, one bowl of frosting blue, and leave one white. (Again, it takes a lot of food coloring to reach the desired shades of color.)
  12. Microwave the bowl of white frosting for approximately 10 seconds until thin enough to drizzle over the cake.
  13. Repeat with the blue frosting.
  14. Repeat with the red frosting.
  15. Add more white frosting as needed to achieve your desired effect.
  16. Top with red and blue sugar crystals.
  17. Slice and enjoy!