Don’t you love how this Firecracker Cake turned out? If the county fair was open, I would enter the baking contest! You can make a Firecracker Cake too. Surprise and delight your family and friends for Independence Day.
The effect is created by drizzling the glaze down the sides of the Firecracker Cake. Isn’t it so pretty? I first saw this beautiful cake on the Betty Crocker website. I think ours turned out just as nice in my humble opinion! Without further ado, let’s start making this majestic cake that’s perfect for the New Year or the 4th of July!
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Ingredients for Firecracker Cake
- 1 1/2 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 6 Eggs
- 3 Tsp baking powder
- 2 3/4 cup flour
- 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 Tsp blue food coloring
- 2 Tsp red food coloring
For the glaze
- 1/2 cup frosting
- 1 Tsp blue food coloring
- 1 Tsp red food coloring
How To Make the Firecracker Cake
Step #1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a bundt cake pan and set it aside.
Step #2. In a bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the baking powder and vanilla extract.
Step #3. Get half the flour and mix until evenly incorporated. Pour the milk and continue mixing. Finish with the remaining flour and continue mixing for 2 full minutes.
Step #4. Divide the batter into 3 bowls. Add 1 Tsp of blue food coloring to 1 bowl and the red food coloring to the other and mix to incorporate. You’ll have a white batter bowl remaining.
Step #5. Pour the red cake batter into the bottom of the pan. Pour the white batter over the red batter and finish pouring carefully the blue batter in the middle of the white batter.
Step #6. Take to the oven and bake for 65 minutes or until done.
Step #7. Let it cool down completely before removing it from the pan.
Preparing the Glaze
Step #1. Divide the frosting into 3 bowls. Add the red and blue food colorings to separate bowls. You’ll have a remaining bowl for the white icing.
Step #2. Drizzle the glaze over the Firecracker Cake and decorate with sprinkles. Enjoy!
More Baking Recipes To Try
- Cinnamon Apple Blondies
- Lemon Strawberry Shortcake
- Baked Peaches with Balsamic Glaze
- Homemade Cupcake and Frosting Recipes
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