Patriotic Red White and Blue Layer Cake

by Linette

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer! To celebrate I made a patriotic red white and blue layer cake with a strawberry and blueberry flag on the top. This patriotic cake was a big hit, so I thought I’d share it here with the instructions so you can make your own flag cake this 4th of July.

Patriotic red white and blue layer cake perfect for summer and 4th of July. Patriotic cake recipe

Patriotic Red White and Blue Layer Cake

Ingredients:

  • 4 white cake mixes and ingredients to make white cakes
  • 3 packs 8 oz cream cheese
  • 12 cups powdered sugar
  • 10-12 teaspoons of water
  • red food color
  • blue food color
  • 1 small container of blueberries
  • 10-12 strawberries

Patriotic Cake Directions:

  1. Mix up the first cake mix according to the package directions to make a white cake. Add in several drops of red food color to color the batter a bright red. Pour the batter into a 9×13 baking pan sprayed with flour-added cooking spray. Bake the cake according to the package directions.
  2. Repeat the process to bake a second red cake.
  3. Mix up the third cake according to package directions for a white cake. Add in several drops of royal blue food color. Pour the batter into a 9×13 baking pan sprayed with flour-added cooking spray. Bake the cake according to the package directions.
  4. Repeat the process to bake a second blue cake.
  5. While the cakes are baking and cooling, mix up the cream cheese icing in three separate batches. Use one 8 ounce package of cream cheese, 4 cups of powdered sugar and 3-4 teaspoons of water to each batch and mix until well blended.
  6. Once all the cakes have cooled level the tops with a serrated knife.
  7. Cover a sheet of cardboard about 10 by 14 inches with decorative cake foil.
  8. Spread a thin layer of icing onto the covered board, then place a blue cake on the board cut side down.
  9. Ice the top of the blue cake and place a red cake on top of it.
  10. Ice the top of the red cake and add a blue cake on top of that.
  11. Add the final layer of red cake to the top, then ice the whole cake with the remaining icing.
  12. Put 30-40 blueberries in the upper left-hand corner of the iced cake to make the corner of the flag.
  13. Slice the strawberries and add them in rows to the patriotic cake to make the flag cake’s red stripes.

red and blue patriotic cake for 4th of july

Serve up your red, white and blue patriotic layer cake to your guests at your summer picnic or 4th of July celebration. This patriotic cake is fabulous on the outside, but even more spectacular once it’s cut!

red and blue patriotic layer 4th of july cake

Enjoy and have a fabulous 4th of July!

Looking for more 4th of July fun? Check out these Patriotic Cupcake Toppers.

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9 comments

Jaimie Adams July 4, 2013 - 12:35 pm

Happy Independence Day! This cake looks so yummy! I don’t have time to make it this year for our festivities but I’ve pinned it to refer to later. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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Maria Malaveci July 5, 2013 - 2:54 pm

What an amazing cake for the 4th of July! I would have loved to find the recipe before the 4th, but will definitely add it to my Pinterest so that I can make sure to make it next time. Thanks for the great recipe!

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Sandy VanHoey July 6, 2013 - 9:37 am

Wow, you did some work making this and it turned out fantastic. As much as I love it, gosh, would i have the patience to make it. Looks like a lot of work.

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Janet W. July 25, 2013 - 7:34 am

What a beautiful cake! This really would make the perfect addition to our family 4th of July celebration!

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Mary Happymommy July 25, 2013 - 7:38 am

It looks amazing! I love the strawberries.

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Trasina McGahey September 28, 2013 - 3:16 am

I am def making this next year! Love it!

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Dawn Ganey September 29, 2013 - 12:06 am

Great 4th of july or memorial day cake idea, love it!

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