Patriotic Sheet Cake Recipe

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Patriotic Sheet Cake is a colorful red, white and blue cake made from common pantry ingredients, making it the perfect dessert for patriotic celebrations.

Patriotic Sheet Cake Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Patriotic Sheet Cake

Sometimes we need to pull a certain type of dish together in a bit of a hurry. Under “normal” circumstances, perhaps unexpected guests appear on your doorstep. Under current corona quarantine circumstances, maybe you just have immediate family and you’d like to have a little celebration and can’t order something to be made because they aren’t open. Or, maybe you want something that looks nice but doesn’t break the budget. These are occasions where the Patriotic Sheet Cake shines. Here’s how you make it.

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

Cake Ingredients

  • 1x box red velvet cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 3 large eggs

Vanilla Frosting Ingredients

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Grease a 9×13 cake pan and set aside.

Place the cake mix, water, eggs and oil into a large glass mixing bowl and mix until combined.

Pour the batter into the pan and cook in the oven for 24-30 minutes or when a toothpick comes out clean.

Once the cake is finished baking, set it aside to cool completely.

While the cake is cooling you can prepare the frosting.

Place the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, heavy whipping cream into a stand mixer or large glass bowl and mix until combined. The frosting should be smooth and stiff with peaks.

Scoop ½ cup of frosting into each of the two bowls .

Spread the remaining white frosting evenly onto the cooled cake.

Mix a few drops of red gel into one bowl and a few drops of blue gel into the other bowl.

Scoop the red frosting onto one side of the piping bag and scoop the blue frosting onto the other side of the piping bag.

Pipe dollops onto the top of the white frosting.

Scatter red, white and blue sprinkles across the top as liberally as you like.

Serve and enjoy!

Patriotic Sheet Cake Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Patriotic Sheet Cake

Patriotic Sheet Cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Total Time 44 minutes

Ingredients

  • Cake Ingredients
  • 1x box red velvet cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • Vanilla Frosting Ingredients
  • ½ cup unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3-5 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • red and blue gel food coloring
  • red, white and blue sprinkles

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Grease a 9x13 cake pan and set aside.

Place the cake mix, water, eggs and oil into a large glass mixing bowl and mix until combined.

Pour the batter into the pan and cook in the oven for 24-30 minutes or when a toothpick comes out clean.

Once the cake is finished baking, set it aside to cool completely.

While the cake is cooling you can prepare the frosting.

Place the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, heavy whipping cream into a stand mixer or large glass bowl and mix until combined. The frosting should be smooth and stiff with peaks.

Scoop ½ cup of frosting into each of the two bowls .

Spread the remaining white frosting evenly onto the cooled cake.

Mix a few drops of red gel into one bowl and a few drops of blue gel into the other bowl.

Scoop the red frosting onto one side of the piping bag and scoop the blue frosting onto the other side of the piping bag.

Pipe dollops onto the top of the white frosting.

Scatter red, white and blue sprinkles across the top as liberally as you like.

Serve and enjoy!

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14 comments

Kristine Nicole Alessandra June 23, 2020 - 12:26 pm

What a pretty cake! I will save the recipe for later. I have been trying to improve in my baking since the lock down started. So far, I’ve found success in making cookies. I have to level up my game and try making cakes!

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Niraj Shah June 23, 2020 - 3:07 pm

I have done a lot more cooking recently which is good! However this seems like an interesting recipe which I will be sure to check out!

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Samantha Donnelly June 23, 2020 - 4:04 pm

This looks amazing, I love baking cakes and it is something me and my Daughter love to do together, I will have to make this as it looks and sounds great x

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claire June 23, 2020 - 4:32 pm

Oh my goodness!! This looks so blooming good! I bet it tastes delicious as well. I think, as the UK lockdown will come to an end on the 4th July, maybe we should celebrate to this year!

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Nayna Kanabar June 23, 2020 - 6:08 pm

That cake looks so soft and spongy and simply delectable. I love the design and its decorated beautifully. Perfect for any party and celebration

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Sarah Bailey June 23, 2020 - 10:00 pm

OK now this looks like a good cake, I could definitely take a slice with a cup of tea. I think I might have to try making one myself!

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Natasha Mairs June 24, 2020 - 8:13 am

It doesn’t matter what type of cake it is, if it’s cake I will enjoy it. Love the look of this frosting on top x

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Kara Guppy June 24, 2020 - 1:21 pm

This looks amazing, I love all the colours – perfect for a celebration cake, or just beacuse

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Rebecca Smith June 24, 2020 - 2:50 pm

What a delicious and colourful looking cake – absolutely perfect for July 4th! I’d love a slice of it right now!

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Playdays and Runways June 24, 2020 - 6:20 pm

Cake is my guilty pleasure and this just looks amazing. Thanks for the recipe.

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Yeah Lifestyle June 24, 2020 - 9:03 pm

Such a beautiful cake which I am sure my kids would want to make with me, so thank you for the recipe. We will bake this on Friday together.

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Nick Ziakas June 25, 2020 - 1:37 pm

I love cakes! It looks so delicious! Thanks for the cake recipe. I will try to cook it!

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Melanie williams June 26, 2020 - 10:25 am

Oh wow what a lovely cake. Perfect for the weekend and we will deffo be trying this out for sure…thank you x

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Lyanna Soria June 26, 2020 - 10:32 am

That is looking amazing and quite delicious as well! Great dish to make for this coming 4th.

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