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Firecracker Red, White and Blue Cake

firecracker red, white and blue cake Dessert
Firecracker Red, White and Blue Cake
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 12

Celebrate Fourth of July in style with a red, white and blue dessert made from Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ white cake mix, Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting and red and blue food colors! MORE+ LESS-

Arlene Cummings
March 5, 2018

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and whole eggs called for on cake mix box
1 1/4
teaspoons Betty Crocker™ red gel food color
1 1/4
teaspoons Betty Crocker™ blue gel food color
1/2
cup Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting (from 16-oz container)
2
teaspoons Betty Crocker™ red, white and blue candy sprinkles, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Generously spray 12-cup fluted tube cake pan with baking spray with flour.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. In small bowl, place 1 cup of the batter; stir in 1 teaspoon of the red food color until blended. In another small bowl, place 1 cup of the batter; stir in 1 teaspoon of the blue food color until blended.
  • 3
    Pour red cake batter into bottom of pan. Carefully pour remaining white batter over red batter in pan. Carefully pour blue batter over white batter. (Blue batter does not need to cover white batter completely; it looks better if it just forms a ring in the center of the white batter.)
  • 4
    Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove cake from oven. Let stand 10 minutes, remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 5
    Place cake on cooling rack over waxed paper or cooking parchment paper. In small microwavable bowl, place 1/4 cup of the frosting. Microwave uncovered on High 10 to 15 seconds or until thin enough to drizzle over cake. With spoon, drizzle warmed frosting back and forth over cake in striping pattern. Divide remaining frosting between 2 small microwavable bowls. To 1 bowl, stir in 1/4 teaspoon red food color until well blended. Microwave uncovered on High 5 to 10 seconds or until thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle over cake. Repeat with remaining bowl of frosting and 1/4 teaspoon blue food color. Sprinkle candy sprinkles on top. Let stand about 30 minutes or until frosting is set. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

Expert Tips

  • When you add batter to pan, do not mix with spoon. Just pour it in so colors don’t mix but rather, just rest on top of each other in pan.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
13%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
300mg
13%
Potassium
45mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
39g
13%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
22g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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