American holidays like the 4th of July and Memorial Day are the perfect time to make easy and delicious red white and blue desserts. My Firecracker Bundt Cake is fun to make and will have everyone wondering how you got all the colors in there.
I originally developed this recipe for Betty Crocker and it has been extremely popular on their site too. The great thing about this cake is the main ingredients are cake mix, frosting and some food coloring. It’s the secret tricks in the baking and frosting that make it so beautiful. You want to make sure that you mix your ingredients well with a good mixer. The Bosch Mixer has some of the best mixing abilities for any kitchen mixer.
- 1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix
- Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
- Red food coloring
- Blue food coloring
- 1 (12 oz) can Betty Crocker® Whipped Fluffy White Frosting
Heat oven to 325°F. Generously grease a 12-cup tube cake pan. Make cake batter as directed on box. Pour 1 cup of batter into a bowl and add the red food coloring, mix well. Pour another cup of the batter into a bowl and add the blue food coloring, mix well.
Pour the red cake mix into the bottom of the greased pan. Carefully pour the white batter over the red batter in pan. Then carefully pour the blue batter over the white batter.
Bake as directed on box or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Turn pan upside down onto cooling rack that is placed over a cookie sheet. Cool cake completely, about 30 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 smooth enough to drizzle over the cake. With a spoon, drizzle the white frosting back and forth around the whole ring in a striping pattern until you use it all.
When you add the batter, 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.
Store loosely covered and unrefrigerated.
Cake can be made a day or two in advance.
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