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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.
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Patriotic Layered Cake

Course: Dessert
Author: Jill

Ingredients

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

Instructions

Directions

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

Frosting directions

  • Using a standing mixer, beat together all ingredients until smooth and stiff peaks form, about 5-7 minutes
  • Scoop out two cups of frosting and place into another small bowl
  • Directions on putting the cake together
  • Place the Red cake layer onto the cake board
  • Scoop about 1 1/2 C of frosting onto the cake layer and spread evenly
  • Place the white cake layer on top of the frosting
  • Scoop 1 1/2 C of frosting onto the blue layer and spread evenly
  • Place the Blue cake layer on top of the second layer or frosting
  • Once the layers have been stacked on top of each other, use the remaining frosting and frost the entire cake completely
  • Place the cake onto a large cookie sheet
  • Open one container of patriotic sprinkles and coat the sides of the cake completely
  • 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
  • Using a large cup and the piping bag, scoop the red frosting onto one side of the piping bag
  • Scoop the blue frosting onto another side of the piping bag
  • Scoop the white frosting into the piping bag
  • Pipe dollops of frosting around the top edge of the cake
  • Sprinkle some more patriotic sprinkles onto the top of the cake
  • Remove cake from cookie sheet and place into the fridge for one hour before removing and cutting slices out.
  • Enjoy