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4th of July Fireworks Cake


Serve up some cake before the fireworks start at your next 4th of July party! This three color cake has a festive frosting to help you celebrate!

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  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 can white frosting
  • Red gel food coloring
  • Blue gel food coloring
  • Star shaped sprinkles


Servings 12
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 75mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Make a white cake mix. Divide the batter into 3 bowls. Leave one bowl white, dye one red and one blue.

Line the bottoms of 2 eight inch cake pans with wax paper and grease the sides. Layer the batter in your pans, dropping by spoonfuls. For marble effect: Drag a knife through the batter, making lines in a side to side motion; then repeat this motion going up and down. Be careful not to mix the colors together. Bake your cake as directed, and cool completely.

Frost your cake with white frosting, making the top as smooth as possible.
Put the cake in the freezer for at least 45 minutes to harden the frosting.

Read a good book while you wait...

Take your cake out of the freezer. With gel food coloring, make a line of dots from the middle of the cake to the outside edge.
Starting at the outside dot, brush over the dots toward the center with a paint brush. Clean your brush, and repeat all the way around your cake. Work with one color at a time, and do not overlap them. Press star shaped sprinkles into the frosting on the bottom.

Serve up some cake before the fireworks start...



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