Independence Cake Recipe What better way to celebrate the fourth than a tasty, red-white-and-blue cake, topped with frosting and berry toppings? Easy to make, and just as pretty as it is delicious, an Independence Cake is the perfect treat to celebrate the fourth! Plus, your kids will love helping you decorate! Like all great cooks, we need to first wash our hands before any preparation begins. And what better way to do so than with TruKid’s Helping Hand Wash! Wash your hands for a least 30 seconds before you begin. Now, let’s bake! What You Will Need:30141lrg
  • 3 vanilla cake boxes (or your favorite homemade recipe)
  • Water (check mix box for amount)
  • Vegetable oil (check mix box for amount)
  • Eggs (check mix box for amount)
  • Red and blue food coloring
  • 3 rectangular cake pans
  • White frosting
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
How To:
  1. Preheat your oven according to the instructions on your cake mix boxes.
  2. Following the instructions on your cake mix boxes, prepare three sets of cake batter.
  3. Add red food coloring to one of the sets until you achieve the shade of red you desire. It will take at least 10 drops, but don’t worry, it won’t change the flavor. Add blue food coloring to another set of batter until you achieve your desired shade of blue. Again, ten drop minimum. Leave the third set of batter white.
  4. Spray your pans with baking spray or coat them with a little oil so that the cake won’t stick to the pans. Pour the batter into three rectangular cake pans and place in the oven for as long as specified on your cake mix boxes.
  5. When your cakes are done cooking, take them out of the oven and let cool.
  6. Remove your cakes from their pans carefully.
  7. If your cakes are very rounded at the top, use a large knife to cut off the top layer so that the cakes are more flat on top, ready for stacking. (Save these cake shavings, they will come in handy later!)
  8. Place the blue layer of cake on the plate you plan to serve on. Spread about a quarter inch layer of frosting on the blue cake. Place the white layer on top of this, spread a second layer of frosting on the white layer, and place the red layer on top. You want to use enough frosting that the cakes stick together, but not so much that they are sliding around.
  9. Frost the top and the sides of the entire cake.
  10. Place blueberries in lines on the top left corner of the cake, like the stars on the flag!
  11. Slice the strawberries into thin strips, and lay them out in stripes across the cake, like the red lines of the flag!
  12. Finally, for a fun touch, cut shapes out of the cake shavings and arrange them around the cake or stick them on the sides of the cake.
Now your cake is ready to serve, but you and your little helpers are most likely covered in batter and frosting. Use TruKid Helping Hand Wash to clean off before you continue with the fun Fourth of July Festivities! TruKid wishes you a great Independence Day!