Introduction: 4th of July Cake

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This Fourth of July, Danger is my middle name and I made a cake shaped like a giant cupcake; red, white, and blue inside and out.

It's a delicious funfetti-style cake, blue and white at the base, and red velvet on top. There's vanilla pudding in the middle. It's then covered with a blend of cream cheese and buttercream white frostings, fresh raspberries and blueberries, and star-shaped pieces of young coconut.

Patriotism is delicious!

Step 1: Ingredients

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Basic ingredients:
  • Cake mix
  • Pudding mix
  • Red and blue food coloring
  • Cocoa Powder
  • White frosting (two containers)
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Young coconut

  • We used a Big Top Cupcake cake mold. You could do a different mold, but you will get a different shape of cake!
  • Star-shaped cookie cutter

Step 2: Make Cake Batter

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Make the cake batter according to the box (or your favorite cake recipe).

Step 3: Color Cake Batter

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Divide cake batter into thirds.
Dye one blue and another one red using food coloring.
Since the red one is likely to look more pink than anything, add some cocoa powder. Congratulations, now you've made red velvet! (Loosely.)

Step 4: Bake Cake

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Pour blue, then pour white batter into the bottom mold.
If you're feeling fancy, try layering red and white for the bottom layer. That would be cool! We didn't do that.
Pour the remaining color into the top mold.

Step 5: Make Pudding

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We made vanilla Jell-O pudding. You can do something fancier if you want. You could do whipped cream and mix berries in. We didn't do that, either, but it sure would be cool!

Let it chill for a while. DON'T put it into your cake while it's still really hot, or it will make a mess (trust me, I tried it).

Step 6: Hollow Out Cake

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Carve out the center of your cake to make room for the pudding.

Step 7: Fill Cake

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Fill it up! Put the top on top.

Step 8: Decorate!

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Frost it all closed. We frosted the top white with cream cheese frosting, then mixed cocoa powder, red, and a little bit of blue (to darken) the buttercream frosting we used around the base.

Place raspberries and blueberries on the cake.

Open your young coconut. Drain out the milk, then carefully peel the soft meat in sections as large as you can. Use the star-shaped cookie cutter to cut coconut stars.

Put any leftover fruit on the plate.


Step 9: Eat

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Hooray! Happy 4th of July!

(Or if you're Chilean, and using this recipe because your flag is also red, white, blue, stars, happy September 19th!)


Omg, I just found this again. I totally forgot we did this! haha

susanchen2011 (author)2012-07-06


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