Red, White and Blue Swirl Cake

Red, White and Blue Swirl Cake - Take your summer celebrations to a new level with this red, white and blue swirl #cake complete with cake crumb sprinkles! | ButtercreamBondie.com

Time to get your red, white and blue on!  I am so excited to share this cake with you because it’s basically a party on a plate!  It’s one of those desserts that makes you want to throw a party just so you can make it.  And even better, it’s actually really easy to make.  And those cake crumb “sprinkles” on top?  I might be kind of, sort of, completely obsessed!

Okay, so the cake itself is a go-to vanilla bundt cake that is one of those cakes you can doll up and make your own.  It’s got a beautiful crumb, just the right amount of sweet and the ingredient that seals the deal is a touch of almond extract.  It’s one of those flavors that just kind of floats around tying it all together.

But the best part of the cake is when you cut into it, and it’s pretty easy to create the swirl technique. You divide your batter into equal portions, color it and layer it in the pan.  That’s it, the cake creates the swirl as it bakes!

Red, White and Blue Swirl Cake - Take your summer celebrations to a new level with this red, white and blue swirl #cake complete with cake crumb sprinkles! | ButtercreamBondie.com

I topped the cake with my favorite cream cheese glaze and then the cake crumb sprinkles!!  Okay, so my original plan was to use good old red, white and blue sprinkles, but after striking out at about five different stores, I realized that was not going to happen…

So I was racking my brain about decorating when I started trimming off a very thin layer on the bottom of the cake, just so it would sit pretty on the stand for photos.  I started spooning my cream cheese glaze over the cake when it hit me.  Cake crumb sprinkles.  Cake. Crumb. Sprinkles!  And yes, I do realize that I’m probably more excited than any person should be about this, but hello, sprinkles!

So I crumbled up my cake scraps, sprinkled them on top of the glaze and ta-da!  I think they actually look better than regular sprinkles would have looked!  Then you cut into the cake, and it’s ta-da all over again!

Hop over to Farberware to grab the recipe for this Red, White and Blue Swirl Cake!  Have a fantastic holiday weekend and I’ll see you next week with some new desserts!

Happy baking!

Red, White and Blue Swirl Cake - Take your summer celebrations to a new level with this red, white and blue swirl #cake complete with cake crumb sprinkles! | ButtercreamBondie.com

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9 Responses to “Red, White and Blue Swirl Cake”

  1. 1
    Liz says:

    Such a gorgeous holiday cake!! Hope you have a marvelous 4th of July! xo

  2. 2
    mary says:

    JUST FABULOUS, AS USUAL!!!!!!!!!!

  3. 3

    Oh, beautiful! This turned out so stunning, and I love your creation of the crumb sprinkles — brilliant. =) And it’s funny, but whenever I use almond extract, I think of your blog! I know it’s your go-to secret ingredient in a lot of recipes! =)

    • 3.1
      bblondie says:

      Thanks, girl! That’s so funny about the almond extract! It’s one of my favorite tips & tricks ;)

  4. 4

    SO FUN-this cake def is a partyy! so prettyyy

  5. 5
    Debbie the NY Baker says:

    Looks wonderful – just perfect for the upcoming holiday. One question: the glaze instructions make mention of adding the extract(s) but none are listed as ingredients for the glaze – just the cake. Is it 1 tsp vanilla or 1/2 tsp each of vanilla and almond or ??? Thanks!

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