Red, White, & Blue Dessert for Labor Day & July 4th

Red White Blue 4th of July Cake Recipe

America! Celebrate with this easy red, white, and blue dessert recipe – a vanilla bundt cake topped with buttercream frosting & fresh berries.



Vanilla Bundt Cake Ingredients

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Lemon Buttercream or Rose Buttercream (or Buttercream Recipe of Your Choice)

Red, White & Blue Cake Toppings

  • 1 pint strawberries
  • 1/2 pint blueberries
  • 1/2 pint raspberries
  • 8 sprigs mint

Special Equipment


  1. Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease Bundt pan with butter and flour, tapping out any excess.
  3. Combine sugar, butter, and eggs in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat on medium speed until smooth. Decrease speed to low and add milk and vanilla. Increase speed to medium and mix. The batter may look “curdled” at this point, but don’t worry! It will come together when you add the dry ingredients.
  4. Add flour, baking powder and salt and mix on low speed until smooth.
  5. Pour batter into prepared Bundt pan. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  6. Loosen cake from pan by shaking gently and turn out onto wire rack. Cool completely before frosting with the buttercream recipe of your choice. I suggest my Lemon Buttercream Recipe or Rose Buttercream Recipe.
  7. Spread the buttercream in an even layer on top of the Bundt cake. Press the fresh berries onto the frosting along with the sprigs of mint. Slice and serve.



Optional: If the cake domes up while baking, you can use a serrated knife to level it off.

An unfrosted cake will keep in a sealed container at room temperature for 2-3 days. The frosted cake will keep overnight in a sealed container in the fridge. Just remove from the fridge 10-20 minutes before you plan to eat it.

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