A Patriotic Layered Cake is a fun and festive dessert for the 4th of July! If you need a red, white and blue dessert to this Independence day, this is it.

Patriotic Layered Cake

Course Dessert
Author kitchenfun3sons


Cake Ingredients

  • 2 boxes of French vanilla cake mix
  • 2 C cold whole milk
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened (2 sticks)
  • 3 9 inch round cake pans
  • 1 12 inch round cake board
  • Red and Sky Blue food coloring
  • pam baking spray
  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • 3 medium size mixing bowl
  • Cake leveler

Vanilla Frosting Ingredients

  • 3 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 8 C powdered sugar
  • 3 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 5 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 3 Containers of confetti patriotic sprinkles



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray the cake pans with baking spray
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together cake mix, milk, eggs, and butter until combined and smooth
  3. Split the batter evenly between the 3 mixing bowls
  4. Add in a few drops of sky blue color into one of the bowls
  5. Add in a few drops of red into the second bowl and mix until combined
  6. Leave the third bowl white
  7. Pour the red batter into one cake pan
  8. Pour the blue batter into the second cake pan
  9. Pour the white batter into the third cake pan
  10. Bake the pans in the preheated oven for 21-25 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean
  11. Allow cakes to cool completely on the counters
  12. Remove cakes from pans and place onto a cutting board
  13. Using the cake leveler, cut the domes off of the cakes to create even slices

Frosting directions

  1. Using a standing mixer, beat together all ingredients until smooth and stiff peaks form, about 5-7 minutes
  2. Scoop out two cups of frosting and place into another small bowl
  3. Directions on putting the cake together
  4. Place the Red cake layer onto the cake board
  5. Scoop about 1 1/2 C of frosting onto the cake layer and spread evenly
  6. Place the white cake layer on top of the frosting
  7. Scoop 1 1/2 C of frosting onto the blue layer and spread evenly
  8. Place the Blue cake layer on top of the second layer or frosting
  9. Once the layers have been stacked on top of each other, use the remaining frosting and frost the entire cake completely
  10. Place the cake onto a large cookie sheet
  11. Open one container of patriotic sprinkles and coat the sides of the cake completely
  12. Divide the frosting into three bowls, add a few drops of red food coloring into one bowl, blue food coloring into the second bowl and leave the third white
  13. Using a large cup and the piping bag, scoop the red frosting onto one side of the piping bag
  14. Scoop the blue frosting onto another side of the piping bag
  15. Scoop the white frosting into the piping bag
  16. Pipe dollops of frosting around the top edge of the cake
  17. Sprinkle some more patriotic sprinkles onto the top of the cake
  18. Remove cake from cookie sheet and place into the fridge for one hour before removing and cutting slices out.
  19. Enjoy