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.
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
Preheat your oven to 350°. 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!