Here’s a fun and extravagant treat to take to your July 4th celebration later this week. The Hot Cinnamon Fireworks Cake looks super fancy, and the kids can easily help with the decorating to make it Independence Day fabulous! You may even want to add a few sparklers just before serving (adults only for that please) to really make it pop! Don’t panic if you don’t have the fancy cake pan called for here — just use a bundt pan instead. You won’t have the same height, but it will be terrific just the same. The real joy comes from making this red, white, and blue for the celebration. The cinnamon drops add a nice cinnamon flavor, but feel free to dial them back if they are too “hot” for you and your crew.
Hot Cinnamon Fireworks Cake
Yield: 12 servings
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups (4 sticks) butter, softened
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 6 eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 bottle (6 ounces) Cinnamon Drops, crushed
- 1 box (1.5 ounces) Blue Colorburst Batter Bits
- 1 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
- 3 to 4 tablespoons milk
- Red, white and Royal Blue Candy Melts candy, melted
- Red, white and blue colored sugars
Preheat oven to 350F. Spray Dimensions Cascade Pan (or bundt pan) with vegetable pan spray.
In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. In second large bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, scraping bottom and sides of bowl often. Add vanilla; beat until well combined. Add flour mixture and beat at low speed until just combined. Fold in Cinnamon Drops and blue Batter Bits. Pour into prepared pan; smooth out top. Bake 60 to 65 minutes (50-60 for a bundt) or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes on cooling rack.
Remove from pan and cool completely. In large bowl, whisk together confectioners’ sugar and milk. Drizzle melted candy onto cake to look like fireworks. Sprinkle sugars onto melted candy.
Adapted from Wilton