Are you throwing a BBQ for the 4th of July? If you are already barbequing, you should make a cake too! This 4th of July cake is a patriotic red, white, and blue cake that you can make right on your BBQ grill.
4th of July Cake
White cake mix
Red and blue gel coloring
1 cup oil
1 cup water
1 small cast iron
Nonstick cooking spray
If using a gas grill, turn on one burner on one side of the grill and set a thermometer onto the grill
Once the grill reaches 350 degree’s prepare the cake
If using a charcoal grill, place the coals on one side of the grill and once the grill reaches 350 degrees, prepare the cake.
Using a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, oil and water
Divide batter into 3 bowls
Add red gel coloring into one bowl and mix until you get the shade you want
Add blue gel coloring into the second bowl and mix until you get the shade you want
Spray the cast iron pan with nonstick spray and then randomly drop scoops of the cake batter into the pan until half full
Place onto the grill away from the coal or the burners that are turned on.
Close the grill lid and set a timer for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Set aside to cool completely
1 cup unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
2 1/2 cups powder sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3-5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
Blue and red food coloring
3 medium star tips and pastry bags
Using a standing mixer, combine all ingredients except the food coloring into the bowl and mix on medium speed
If your frosting starts looking like powdery rocks, add another tablespoon of heavy whipping cream
Mix until you see creamy stiff peaks
Separate the frosting into three bowls
Add the red food dye into one bowl
Add the blue food dye into the second bowl
Leave the third bowl white
Add frosting to their own piping bags
Take turns and pipe a star around the edge alternating the colors
Serve once frosting is piped on.
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