Cakes and Cupcakes · Patriotic Recipes for Memorial Day and 4th of July

Patriotic Cake

Patriotic Cake

I’m going to feature some different desserts for the 4th of July for the next few days.  Got to give everybody some ideas BEFORE the actual holiday!

This is a simple white cake, but the different layers are colored red, white, and blue, and it is frosted in between and on top with a lovely cream cheese frosting.  It is very quick and easy to assemble, and so cute too! It’s the perfect 4th of July dessert.

Ingredients:

For the cake:
One package of white cake mix & ingredients listed on box
* do the egg white only recipe to make sure the white cake is white, not yellow.
Red & blue food coloring

For the frosting:

3/4 pound cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 pound unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 pound confectioners’ sugar

Directions:
Preheat your oven to 350Ā°.  Mix the cake as directed on the back of the package.  Divide the batter into thirds in 3 separate bowls.  Color one bowl of batter red, and one bowl of batter blue.  Don’t be stingy with the food coloring, you want it nice and dark.  Grease a 7 inch cake pan, and bake each color one at a time, for about 13 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Meanwhile, for the frosting, cream the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Add the sugar and beat until smooth.

Let each layer cool completely, and assemble cake blue on bottom, white in the middle, and red on top, with a thin layer of frosting in between each layer.  Frost the top and sides after cake is assembled.  Enjoy!

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