Who knew a 4th of July dessert could be its own fireworks display filled with color, lights, and explosion?

Source: quick-dish.tablespoon.com – by  girlwhoateeverything

This super fun and eye-catching Firecracker Cake is vibrant and patriotic … just what you need for this 4th of July!

With some creative coloring of a cake mix, the inside of this cake is a shocking surprise of red, white, and blue.

Start by dividing your cake batter into three parts and coloring some of it red and some of it blue, leaving the remainder white.

Pour the red cake batter in the bottom of a Bundt pan first. Next, carefully layer your white cake batter, and end with a ring of blue batter on top. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but the more you separate the batter the more distinct the colored designs will be. And who knows what pattern it will actually make until you cut into the cake. There’s no way to screw this up!

Cake Batter for Firecracker Cake

The top of the cake is drizzled generously with red, white, and blue frosting and topped with colorful sprinkles.

To surprise your guests with an explosion in their mouths like I did, sprinkle some strawberry flavored Pop Rocks on top. Everyone turns into a kid when Pop Rocks are bursting in their mouths!

Firecracker Cake with Pop Rocks

And just when you thought this cake couldn’t possibly get any cooler, I took it to ONE more level of explosion … sparklers!!! You don’t have to wait until dark to watch these fireworks. Start your fireworks show right after dinner with this Firecracker Cake!

Firecracker Cake

Firecracker Cake

by girlwhoateeverything

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 50 min
  • Serving Size:12 Servings


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) Betty Crocker Supermoist white cake (and ingredients called for on the package)
  • 1 cup Yoplait plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 container Betty Crocker  whipped fluffy white frosting
  • red, white, and blue sprinkles
  • Pop Rocks candy
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Filed under 4th of July, Dessert, Firecraker Cake

2 responses to “Who knew a 4th of July dessert could be its own fireworks display filled with color, lights, and explosion?

  1. I do believe all of the ideas you’ve offered on your post. They’re really convincing and can certainly work. Still, the posts are very brief for newbies. May you please extend them a little from next time? Thank you for the post.

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