Red, White and Blue Celebration Cake


What would the 4th of July be without dessert.  This one will go fast!  A moist, delicious,  white cake recipe decorated in Red, White and Blue.  Perfect for any 4th of July celebration!


This is one of my son’s favorite cakes.  He ask that I make it every year for the 4th of July holiday and often for his Birthday.  This is a good cake for so many occasions and is now called Red, White & Blue Celebration Cake.  🙂  Enjoy!

Red White and Blue Celebration Cake

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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By:  Arl’s World




2 1/2 cups cake flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
4 large egg whites
1 1/2 cups granulated white sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
red and blue gel paste coloring


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray three 8 or 9-inch round cake pans with nonstick spray. Flour lightly.

2. To Make Cake: Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk together buttermilk and egg whites in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, use an electric mixer to blend butter and sugar; beat at medium speed for a full 3 minutes, until the mixture is very light. Beat in the extract, then add one-third of the flour mixture, still beating on medium speed. Beat in half of the buttermilk-egg mixture, then beat in half of the remaining dry ingredients until incorporated. Add the rest of the buttermilk and eggs, then add the last of the dry ingredients. Finally, give the batter a good 2 minute beating to make sure that it is thoroughly mixed. Divide the batter evenly between three glass bowls. Color two of the bowls of batter one dark red and one dark blue. Just add the color a little at a time until you reach the hue you’d like. Scoop each of the batters into their own prepared pan.

3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the cakes have risen and are springy to the touch- a toothpick inserted into the centers should come out clean. Transfer cakes to cooling racks and cool for about 5 minutes, then run a knife around the sides of the cakes. Invert and cool to room temperature right side up on wire racks. When cooled, frost the cake as you would a 3-layer cake, frosting each layer before adding the next, and then covering the whole cake with frosting.


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Wishing everyone a safe and happy 4th of July!!



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9 thoughts on “Red, White and Blue Celebration Cake

  1. Arl, this is one beautiful cake! Who wouldn’t be impressed cutting into this gorgeous cake. It looks like it took days to put together. You are invited to any of my parties, and please, bring the cake! 🙂 Hope you are enjoying your weekend!


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