This fun and patriotic Red White and Blue Cake is a great Memorial Day or 4th of July cake. Made with white cake mix, food coloring, and a simple homemade vanilla glaze topped with patriotic sprinkles. Your kids will love helping make this fun patriotic cake!
Keyword: 4th of July dessert, easy, memorial day barbecue, summer
1 box of white cake mix plus ingredients on box instructions
Preheat oven to 350°F (or 375°F) as indicated on cake package.
In a large bowl make the cake mix according to the instructions. Remove 1 cup of batter to a bowl and add blue food coloring, stirring and adding more until it reaches your desired shade of blue. Remove 1 more cup to a separate bowl and repeat the above steps with the red food coloring,
Grease the bundt pan generously with cooking spray, making sure to coat all sides of the pan, including the center.
Pour blue batter into the pan, then white batter. Pour in red batter, creating a ring around the center hole.
Bake for the time indicated on the package. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan. Remove carefully from pan and let cool for 20 minutes.
Make the glaze. While cake cools, melt the butter until very hot. Add the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, stirring until combined. Add 5 tablespoons of milk and the vanilla extract. Stir until smooth, adding more milk if you'd like a thinner glaze.
Drizzle over the cake and top with sprinkles. Set in the fridge for 2 minutes. Remove and repeat for a double-coated glazed cake.
Store in an airtight container or the fridge for 3 days.