Saturday, July 2, 2011

4th of July layer cake

Hello, Betty!!!
This was the easiest cake and it is perfect for kids to help with. My youngest son is obsessed with food, cooking, baking, eating...anything culinary...and loved helping me with this one.

Here is what you need:

  • one box Betty Crocker white cake mix
  • veggie oil
  • 3 egg whites
  • water
  • red and blue food coloring
  • 1 can fluffy white frosting
  • red, white, and blue sprinkles or jimmies (we used jimmies)
Prepare your cake mix as directed on the box. Once mixed, divide it into three bowls: 1 with red food coloring, 1 with blue food coloring, and 1 left as is.

Grease your bundt pan well and pour in the bowl of red cake mix. Follow that with the white, and then the blue. Don't mix the colors together, just layer them for the best effect.
Bake as directed...mine came out perfect in a 350 degree oven for 41 minutes.

After baking, let cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes, and then turn it out to be cooled for another 30 minutes.

Divide the icing into three bowls and microwave each for about 7 seconds until drizzly. Add red coloring to one, blue coloring to another, and leave the final one white. Drizzle over the top of the cake in layers and top with sprinkles or jimmies.

The kids went crazy for all the drops, mixing, drizzling, and jimmy sprinkling. I don't really think I can even take credit for making this cake because the boys did a lot of it.

Happy 4th of July everyone. Please be safe and enjoy your weekend!!!

1 comment:

  1. Cute cake! Hope you link it up tomorrow at {wow me] wednesday. :) I sent an email...but just incase...wanted to let you know you won my Shrinky Dinks giveaway!! :) Congrats!