This Red, White, and Blue Bundt Cake is a fun and colorful cake that you can be proud to share at any picnic or barbecue this upcoming Fourth of July.
Every year around this time we look forward to going to picnics with friends and families and setting off fireworks.
Although, let me just say we are not super crazy about the part where we spend money on things we are just going to blow up. Don’t get me wrong, fireworks and sparklers are totally fun, and we enjoy setting a few off each year. But while we are holding our dollar sparklers, we will enjoy all the crazies in our neighborhood setting off the big ones.
Ok, confession time. I made this patriotic cake last month. Yup, that was the same look my kids gave me when they saw all the red, white, and blue on the counter in May.
Hey, it could have worked for Memorial Day, right? Life of a food blogger…always a month ahead on food prep. Firecracker Cupcakes, anyone?
As soon as I saw the star marshmallows at the store, I knew I wanted to do some sort of fireworks display on a cake. While I was there the patriotic bag of M&M’s jumped into my cart too.
Just a word of warning, buy extra marshmallows and make extra marshmallow fireworks. My kids were fighting over who got to eat the last few on the cake.
The biggest surprise in this cake is all the fun swirls of colors inside. You will divide the cake batter into three bowls and tint two of them blue and red with some gel colors. Then just start dropping spoonfuls of different colors all around the bundt pan. There is no rhyme or reason to it. I just tried to alternate the colors as I went.
As the cake bakes, the colors swirl together into a fun tie dyed look. Every piece looks totally different when you cut into it. Instead of frosting, drizzle some chocolate over the top with sprinkles. This cake is not lacking in fun colors that’s for sure!
For the border, add a few M&M candies around the edge of the cake, then fill the center of the bundt cake with more candies. Next arrange the marshmallow sparklers around the top of the cake.
You are all set to impress your friends and families this year. Just let them know you are bringing the fireworks this year. Believe me, these edible fireworks are not going to cost you as much as the real ones.
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