I’m a huge fan of desserts that are easy to make, delicious AND can fit the holiday theme! This Patriotic Bundt Cake Recipe qualifies for all three of those categories and is sure to be a hit at your red, white and blue festivities! This is another recipe that the kids will love to help with, and they will especially love the decorating part!
1/2 C unsalted butter, room temp
2 egg whites
2 C flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 baking soda
3/4 C buttermilk
1 1/2 C sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Red and Blue gel food coloring
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Make sure to pre-spray your bundt cake pan with cooking spray.
Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together in a bowl.
Beat butter on high for 30 seconds and then add sugar and vanilla extract to the butter until well combined.
Add egg whites, one at a time, mixing after each, and then proceed to add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each.
Add 1/3 C flour mixture to the wet mixture followed by adding: 1/3 C of the buttermilk; add 1/3 C flour mixture again then add 1/3 C buttermilk mix on low speed, add 1/3 C of flour and add the rest of 1/3 C of buttermilk mix in low speed until thoroughly blended.
Now divide the batter into three bowls. Add red gel food coloring to one, add blue gel food coloring to the second and the third one is to remain white. Stir well.
Spoon in some of the red batter, then add the blue, and then add the white into the pan. There is no particulate order here, just make sure to alternate the different colored batters until all of the batter has been spooned into the cake pan.
Once you have all of the batter in the pan, tap it on the counter to make sure that you get all bubbles out.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Leave the cake in the pan until cooled then transfer to a wire rack, and leave it there until fully cooled.
Homemdade Royal Icing:
2 egg whites
1 C powder sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tarter
Add 1/4 C powder sugar until stiff peak form
Red & Blue gel food coloring
Mix eggs, cream of tartar, almond extract, and powder sugar on medium speed for 4 minutes.
Divide into three bowls.
Add red gel food coloring to bowl #1 and then stir to blend well.
Add blue gel food coloring to bowl #2 and then stir to blend well.
Bowl #3 remains white.
Fill in a small pastry bag with a small frosting tip with the red food coloring.
Squeeze the pastry bag to push the red icing to the tip and criss cross on the top of the bundt cake down to the sides.
Wash the pastry bag and refill with the white icing and repeat the above instructions.
Wash the pastry bag and refill with the blue icing and repeat the above instructions.
Place on a serving platter. Enjoy!
You could even get adventurous and try this recipe in this fun Star Shaped Silicone baking pan. I haven’t tried it yet myself, but I did order the pan and I think I will try it this year!
Looking for more 4th of July fun and inspiration??
I love to involve my kids in holiday celebrations, and this fun Popsicle Stick Flag Craft is a good one because not only do they love making these, but they serve a fun decorations or place settings as well! These are easy to make, so they work for a wide variety of ages, and this is also a very fun project for a classroom, scouting, pre-school or Sunday school type setting.
I love (LOVE!) the 4th of July, and I love (LOVE!) fun holiday related activities that I can do with my kiddos. But what I love most of all are when said activities are both easy and delicious! These fun 4th of July Patriotic Brownies are perfect because they are super easy and the real fun is in the adding of the fun red, white and blue toppings. This is actually the kind of dessert that could also be an activity that you work on while the kids are anxiously awaiting the evening fireworks!
Find even MORE ideas in my round up of 15 crafts to do with the kids, some great red, white and blue ideas!!