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Firecracker Bundt Cake

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This easy, tasty, and incredibly festive firecracker bundt cake is the perfect red white and blue dessert for patriotic holidays and celebrations.


  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • red and blue food coloring
  • Frosting

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4-6 tablespoons milk
  • Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees and generously grease a 12-cup bundt pan.
  • In a large bowl mix together cake mix, water, oil, eggs, almond extract, and vanilla extract until combined and there are no more streaks of flour.
  • Pour 1 cup of the batter into small bowl and stir in red food coloring until desired color is achieved (I use a lot because I like my color darker). Pour a second cup of the batter into separate bowl and stir in blue food coloring until desired color is achieved (again, I use a lot here).
  • First, pour red batter into the bottom of the bundt pan. Next, slowly pour white batter over red batter. Lastly, pour blue patter on top of white batter to make a ring of blue batter in the center of the white layer.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean (a few crumbs are okay but no wet batter). Allow to cool on a cake rack until completely cooled, about 30 minutes. Turn cake pan upside down and gently remove cake from pan onto cooling rack or serving platter.
  • Frosting

  • Melt butter in a medium sauce pan. When butter is melted, continue to whisk over medium heat until butter turns from yellow to a golden color. Remove from heat. In a medium bowl cream together butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, almond extract, and milk until smooth and spreadable.
  • Divide frosting between three bowls, stir red food coloring into one, and blue food coloring into the second. The third will remain white. Drizzle frosting over cake and top with sprinkles if desired. Serve immediately or store at room temperature, covered, up to 24 hours.
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