Looking for a fun dessert to make for your 4th of July festivities? A few years ago I made this Firecracker Cake for my friends' party at the lake and it was a huge hit! What makes it so fun? The cake and frosting are multi-colored, but it is also topped with sprinkles and Pop Rocks! Have the kids in your life been introduced to Pop Rocks? Mine thought they were amazing.
I actually made the cake from scratch but it didn't hold the colors well so I would recommend just using a box mix.
*** Firecracker Cake ***
From Cooking with Sugar
1 box white cake mix
1 cup Greek yogurt
1 container whipped white frosting
Red and blue food coloring
Red, white and blue sprinkles
Pop Rocks candy (I found them at the dollar store)
Preheat oven and prepare cake mix according to cake mix directions. Add Greek yogurt and mix well. Grease a 12 cup bundt pan. Add red food coloring to 1 cup batter in small bowl. Add blue food coloring to 1 cup batter in a separate bowl. Pour red batter on the bottom of the pan, then pour white batter, and lastly pour blue batter in a circle around the middle of the pan. Do not mix! Bake according to directions, cool slightly and remove cake onto plate. Let it cool completely before frosting.
Divide the frosting into 3 separate bowls. Warm one bowl of white frosting for 5-10 seconds in the microwave and drizzle over the cake. Warm second bowl, add red coloring, drizzle over cake and do the same with the blue coloring. Top with sprinkles and Pop Rocks! If you are not serving the cake immediately, wait to add the Pop Rocks so your guests can get the full effect of the “firecrackers.” :)
Have a sunny and safe holiday!