Patriotic Cake

Get ready to celebrate the 4th of July holiday with this simple and delicious patriotic cake! You’ll love the taste and flavor which will be just another great reason to celebrate!

Patriotic Cake

This Patriotic cake is 3 layers of delicious red, white and blue goodness! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Patriotic Cake


  • 2 boxes French vanilla cake mix
  • 2 cups Cold whole milk 
  • 6 Large eggs
  • 1 cup Unsalted sweet cream butter, softened (2 sticks)
  • 3 9inch round cake pans
  • 1 12 inch round cake board
  • Red and Sky Blue food coloring 
  • Pam baking spray
  • 1 Large mixing bowl
  • 3 Medium size mixing bowl 
  • Cake leveler

Vanilla Frosting Ingredients

  • 3 cups Unsalted sweet cream butter, softened

  • 8 cups Powdered sugar 
  • 3 teaspoons Pure vanilla extract 
  • 5 tablespoons Heavy whipping cream
  • 3 containers Confetti patriotic sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray the cake pans with baking spray

  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together cake mix, milk, eggs, and butter until combined and smooth

  3. Split the batter evenly between the 3 mixing bowls

  4. Add in a few drops of sky blue color into one of the bowls

  5. Add in a few drops of red into the second bowl and mix until combined

  6. Leave the third bowl white

  7. Pour the red batter into one cake pan

  8. Pour the blue batter into the second cake pan

  9. Pour the white batter into the third cake pan

  10. Bake the pans in the preheated oven for 21-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean

  11. Allow cakes to cool completely on the counters

  12. Remove cakes from pans and place onto a cutting board

  13. Using the cake leveler, cut the domes off of the cakes to create even slices

Frosting directions

  1.  Using a standing mixer, beat together all ingredients until smooth and stiff peaks form, about 5-7 minutes 

  2. Scoop out two cups of frosting and place into another small bowl 

Directions on putting the cake together

  1. Place the Red cake layer onto the cake board 

  2. Scoop about 1 1/2 C of frosting onto the cake layer and spread evenly

    adding frosting to the red cake
  3. Place the white cake layer on top of the frosting 

  4. Scoop 1 1/2 C of frosting onto the blue layer and spread evenly 

  5. Place the Blue cake layer on top of the second layer or frosting

    adding on the blue layer to the cake
  6. Once the layers have been stacked on top of each other, use the remaining frosting and frost the entire cake completely 

  7. Place the cake onto a large cookie sheet 

  8. Open one container of patriotic sprinkles and coat the sides of the cake completely 

  9. Divide the frosting into three bowls, add a few drops of red food coloring into one bowl, blue food coloring into the second bowl and leave the third white 

  10. Using a large cup and the piping bag, scoop the red frosting onto one side of the piping bag 

  11. Scoop the blue frosting onto another side of the piping bag 

  12. Scoop the white frosting into the piping bag 

  13. Pipe dollops of frosting around the top edge of the cake 

  14. Sprinkle some more patriotic sprinkles onto the top of the cake 

  15. Remove cake from cookie sheet and place into the fridge for one hour before removing and cutting slices out. 

  16. Enjoy!

    piece of red white and blue cake

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