Easiest 4th of July Layered Cake

I’ve never been the super mom who made fantastic homemade cake pops for birthday parties.  Nor do I make my own fondant or elaborate cut out cookies.  I’m all about easy.  I want to ‘look’ like I slaved all day over what I bake and cook, but in actuality, I want the easiest way to do it.  I’m not afraid of hacks.  I’m not a-feared of short cuts.  And I’m certainly not opposed to using mixes.

If you aren’t a stellar baker (like me) and you’re looking to impress the guests this 4th of July, but want to do it the easy way, look no further than this layered cake.  If I can make it you can make it.

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Easiest 4th of July Layered Cake
  • (1) 8.25 oz pouch red cake mix
  • (1) 8.25 oz pouch blue cake mix
  • (1) 14 oz tub of white frosting
  • red & blue sprinkles
  1. Following the directions on the package make the cakes as single round pan layer cakes.
  2. Remove cakes from pans 15 minutes after removing them from oven when completed baking, and cool completely.
  3. Once cooled place one cake layer on the bottom flat side up and frost the top of it.
  4. Place the flat side of the other cake layer on top of the frosting, and then frost around the entire cake with the remaining frosting.
  5. Shake the red & blue sprinkles on top.
  6. Cut into slices to serve. Keep any leftover cake covered and refrigerated.

3 thoughts on “Easiest 4th of July Layered Cake

  1. I am sure it is yummy but it looks to artificially colored. Did it turn your mouth red and blue?

  2. In my house I often stuff stockings and Easter baskets with these colorful cake mix pouches, plus some of the bright-color frosting. It’s never turned our mouths colors, either.

    One day we made pancakes out of a little bit of the leftover batter and topped them with frosting. They looked like something from a Dr. Seuss book, but we sure had fun eating them! (You have to make sure your pan is well greased, because the sugar in the cake batter makes it want to stick.)

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