Celebrate America with the ultimate patriotic cake: this three-toned Red White and Blue Bundt Cake is as delicious as it is beautiful. So long, flag cake — there’s a new 4th of July dessert in town!
Before we dive into this spectacular cake (I think it’s my favorite cake I’ve ever made, and I’ve made a lot of cakes), can I share with you the ridiculous amount of anguish that went into when to post this?
If you’re a regular reader, you know I’m doing a yearlong series on bundt cakes. I share a new bundt cake every month. So this is probably June’s bundt cake of the month.. right?
Wrong. Because later this week is my 6 year blog-iversary, and I have a celebratory bundt cake to share for the occasion. (That’s right – this is a two bundt cake week. Get excited.) .
My initial plan was to share this July 1st for July’s bundt cake of the month. Buuuut… then July 4th is just a few days away and you might not have time to make this. And you should definitely make this.
But I’m also a rule-follower and if it’s not July, I can’t count this as July’s bundt cake. So guys, this is just an extra bonus bundt cake.
And what an extra bonus it is! This patriotic Red White and Blue Bundt Cake will be the talk of your 4th of July party. (Or Labor Day BBQ, because this cake is way too good to just make once a year).
A few years ago, BuzzFeed featured my chocolate oreo peanut butter torte as an answer in their “What Dessert Should You Bake This Weekend?” quiz.
Of course, I had to take the quiz, and my answer was this amazing Rocky Road Bundt Cake. The two-tone spirals blew me away, and I knew I had to recreate it in my own kitchen.
Since the spiral bundt pan (Amazon links are affiliate) has 9 swirls, I wanted to make a three toned cake, rather than two toned. 4th of July is my favorite holiday, so the red, white, and blue theme seemed obvious… but would it work? The top of bundt cakes get pretty dark as they bake, so would the color change be noticeable?
In a word – YES! No, the colors aren’t as bright and vibrant on the outside as they are inside, but you can absolutely tell the difference. Patriotic Red White and Blue Bundt Cake SUCCESS!
Making this is a lot easier than it seems, and while I used the spiral bundt cake pan, you can use any bundt pan with some sort of structural design. Start by making one large batch of the cake batter. Divide into three bowls (I just eyeballed thirds) and color one bowl with red one blue. I always use Americolor Gel Food Coloring for the brightest colors without watering down the batter.
Scoop each color into a separate piping bag (or large ziploc bag). Snip off just the very end of the bag and start by filling each line with your color of choice. Go back and add a little more, one color at time. Keep filling up the pan, sticking with the spiral pattern, until you use up all the batter.
Don’t worry if it’s not perfect – a little of each color will bleed into the next spiral. It’s fine; you won’t see it anyway once you add the white glaze.
Now that we’ve gotten the impressive part out of the way (the tri-colored spirals), let’s talk about this CAKE! It is, by far, my favorite of the bundt cakes I’ve made thus far in my Bundt Cake of the Month journey. Rich, buttery, and not at all dry – just what I was looking for in a plain vanilla cake.
You all know I hate (haaaaaate) cream cheese frosting, so I kept this simple with a basic glaze. To make it extra white and a thick enough consistency to pipe (and extra delicious!) I just used heavy cream instead of water. Cover with a generous layer of your favorite festive red, white, and blue sprinkles and your star-spangled patriotic work of art is complete.
Grab a knife and a fork and dig in — while gorgeous, your Red White and Blue Bundt Cake is definitely not too beautiful to eat!
Celebrate America with the ultimate patriotic cake: this three-toned Red White and Blue Bundt Cake is as delicious as it is beautiful.
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