Patriotic Layer Cake

Cooking for Kids

It’s almost the Fourth of July and I lucked out and found Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake Mix and Duncan Hines Blue Velvet Cake Mix which are a limited edition mixes to make a patriotic layer cake for Independence Day. Duncan Hines also has a limited edition cake mix called Summer Velvets to make a patriotic cake as well. As I write this the links to these cake mixes are available to purchase, but they may not be available for long since they are limited edition cake mixes. If you cannot find these cake mixes just use Duncan Hines Classic White Cake Mix and red and blue food coloring. I used the blue and red velvet cake mixes so this cake is double the size of a regular cake. I doubled a typical cake buttercream frosting recipe. Just cut the frosting recipe in half if you are making a regular sized cake.

You Will Need:

Duncan Hines Blue Velvet Cake Mix , Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake, Summer Velvet Cake, or White Cake Mix
6 Cups Confectioners Sugar
2 Cups Butter
2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
4 Tablespoons Whipping Cream
Star Sprinkles or American Sprinkles

What to Do:

1. Follow the directions on the red and blue cakes mixes and allow cakes to rest.

2. Make frosting by whisking the butter and sugar in a standing mixer fitted with a whisk. Mix on low speed until well blended and then increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes. Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more cream if needed for spreading consistency.

3. Use a serrated knife to level each of the four cakes.

4. Put a red cake on a cake plate and frost as the first layer of entire cake. Place a blue cake on top of the red cake later and frost. Then put the other red cake on top of the first two layers to make a third layer of cake and frost. Repeat with the last blue cake as the top layer of cake. Frost entire cake.

5. Decorate the entire frosted cake with sprinkles.

6. Store in fridge until ready to serve.


  1. […] made this layer cake with Duncan Hines limited edition cake mix called Summer Velvets. I used the blue and red velvet […]

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