Firecracker Cake Recipe

The Firecracker Cake is a visually stunning dessert that captures the excitement of fireworks in its design. Ideal for patriotic events or any celebration that calls for a burst of color, this cake uses vibrant red, white, and blue hues to create a festive centerpiece. With simple ingredients and striking results, it’s perfect for making sweet memories at your next gathering.


  • 1 box (15.25 oz.) white cake mix
  • Water, vegetable oil, and egg whites as required by the cake mix
  • Red and blue food coloring
  • 1 container (12 oz.) white frosting
  • Red, white, and blue sprinkles (optional)



  1. Preheat oven as directed by the cake mix.
  2. Grease and flour a 12-cup bundt pan.

Mix Batter

  1. Prepare the cake batter following the box instructions.

Color the Batter

  1. Divide 1 cup of batter each into two bowls.
  2. Add red food coloring to one and blue to the other.

Layer Batter

  1. Pour red batter into the bundt pan, followed by the white batter, then blue, without mixing.


  1. Bake according to package instructions.
  2. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then invert onto a rack to cool completely.


  1. Microwave frosting until smooth.
  2. Divide into three, coloring one part blue and another red.
  3. Drizzle over cake and add sprinkles if desired.


  • Use gel food coloring for more vibrant colors without altering the cake’s texture.
  • Layer the batter carefully to maintain distinct red, white, and blue layers.
  • Decorate just before serving to keep the frosting and sprinkles vibrant.


Q: Can I use any type of cake mix for this recipe? A: Yes, any white cake mix works best as it displays the colors vividly.

Q: How can I make the colors more vibrant? A: Increase the amount of gel food coloring to achieve deeper shades.

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

Depends on cake mix, usually around 30-35 minutes

Total Time

About 1 hour including decoration


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Whether you’re celebrating a national holiday or just bringing a splash of color to a party, the Firecracker Cake is sure to impress. This cake isn’t just a treat for the eyes; its flavors and festive appearance make it a joyful addition to any celebration. Enjoy the process of creating this dazzling dessert and watch it become the highlight of your event!

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