These red, white and blue cakesicles are sure to get you in the patriotic spirit this summer. They are the perfect treat for celebrating the 4th of July or any other patriotic holiday.Jump to Recipe
How to Make Funfetti Cake
I decided to make my own funfetti cake using a white cake mix and red, white, and blue sprinkles. I wanted to create a fun take on patriotic cake pops for the fourth of July with a festive cakesicle. When making the cake for a cakesicles I like to modify the directions on a box of cake mix. So here is what I used to make my red, white and blue funfetti cake.
- white cake mix
- 3 eggs
- the amount of water listed on the box
- NO OIL (your cake mix box will call for oil, but do not add)
- 3 tablespoons of instant vanilla pudding mix
- 3 tablespoons of sour cream
- 1/2 cup of red, white, and blue sprinkles
Combine the white cake mix, eggs, water, instant vanilla pudding mix, and sour cream. Mix until smooth. Add the sprinkles and mix until dispersed through the cake batter.
Bake the cake in a 9×13 pan as directed on your box cake mix. After it is finished baking you will need to let the cake cool completely before moving on. I like to bake my cake the night before I plan on making the cakesicles.
You can use this recipe on any flavor cake and any type of sprinkles.
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How To Make Cakesicles
Put chunks of your funfetti cake into a mixing bowl. I like to make it up in batches. So I will put half of the 9×13 cake into the stand mixer.
Using the batter attachment, mix the cake on low until it just starts to crumb.
Add half a tub of frosting. I used a vanilla frosting. Turn the mixer on low and mix until the frosting has just dispersed. You don’t want to over mix.
After stopping the mixer, I will grab some and squeeze it together. If it holds together you are good to move on.
Add vanilla white candy melts to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave at 30-second increments, mixing after each 30-seconds to see how melted it is. You can use white chocolate or white chocolate chips if you prefer. I find the melting wafters work best though. Once it is completely melted let it sit at room temperature for 30 seconds.
Then scoop about a teaspoon of melted chocolate into the bottom of one of the cakesicle molds. Use the back of the spoon to spread the melted chocolate around the bottom and sides of the cakesicle mold. Then insert the popsicle stick into the slot. I let it sit for 10 seconds and then remove the stick. Repeat for the remainder of the molds. Then place the mold into the freezer for 3-5 minutes.
Remove the mold and repeat the process, adding a second layer to the bottom and sides of the cakesicle mold. Let it sit in the freezer for 5 minutes.
Remove from the freezer and add the funfetti cake mixture to one of the molds. You want to make sure to gently press down the cake mixture to fill all of the cavity. Make sure the cake mix does not go all the way to the top. And make sure that you add the popsicle stick back in and leave it in now. Repeat with the remainder of the cakesicle openings.
Now scoop a little shy of a teaspoon of melted chocolate on top of the cake mixture. Use an offset spatula or a butter knife to spread the melted chocolate over the top of the mold.
Return to the freezer to let them set up for at least 20-30 minutes. Then you can pop them out of the molds. You can place in the refrigerator too if you prefer. I like to pop them out onto parchment paper. If you have excess white chocolate on the edges, use a paring knife to trim them off.
Once you’ve popped out the cakesicles, you want to let them come to room temperature. If you see any moisture on top just dap with a paper towel. I got sidetracked at left my cakesicles in the freezer overnight, I let them sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before dapping them with a paper towel and then decorating.
To decorate, I had red and white icing and frosting, along with red, white, and blue sprinkles and red, white, and blue stars.
I used different patterns on top of the cakesicles. Drizzle the icing back and forth or in a swirl pattern and then add sprinkles or stars to the top. You can add whatever decoration you like.
There’s no right or wrong, I just wanted the cakesicles to be colorful and festive! These would make a fun dessert for the 4th of July!
Red White and Blue Cakesicles
- cakesicle mold
Red White and Blue Funfetti Cake
- 1 box white cake mix
- 3 eggs
- water as directed on the cake mix box
- 3 tbsp instant vanilla pudding mix
- 3 tbsp sour cream
- ½ cup red, white, and blue sprinkles
- 1 tub vanilla frosting
- 4 cups white wafer melts
- red and blue icing
- red, white, and blue sprinkles
- red, white, and blue stars
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray your 9×13 pan with nonstick spray.
- In a large bowl, combine your cake mix, eggs, water, instant vanilla pudding mix, and sour cream. Mix together until combined.
- Add the sprinkles and fold until the sprinkles are evenly dispersed through the batter.
- Pour into the sprayed 9×13 pan and bake according to the the cake mix box, usually around 35 minutes.
- Let the cake cool completely.
- Put half the cooled cake into a mixer bowl and attach the paddle attachment. Mix on low until the cake has crumbled.
- Add ½ of the tub of frosting to the mixer bowl and mix on low until combined.
- Melt your melting vanilla wafers in a microwave safe bowl according to directions. I usually start with 30 second intervals, stir and repeat until melted.
- Let the melted chocolate sit for about 30 seconds before painting the melted chocolate into the mold. Make sure you coat the bottom and sides well.
- You need to insert the popsicle stick into the slot on the bottom so that the opening won't be sealed with the melted chocolate. You can insert the stick and then remove the popsicle sticks.
- Place the mold into the freezer for about 3-5 minutes to let that coat dry.
- Remove from freezer and do a second coat of the melted chocolate, repeat the steps from above.
- Remove from the freezer again and take a small ball size of the cake mixture and press it into the mold. You want the cake to almost go all the way to the top.
- Now insert the popsicle back into the mold and press it all the way in.
- Time for the melted chocolate on the top. You may need to reheat the chocolate to get it melted again. I like to use a offset spatula to spread a layer of chocolate on top.
- Once you've coated the top of the molds, place back into the freezer for 30 minutes to let it set up.
- After it's setup, you can remove the molds and press the cakesicles out. If needed you can use a pairing knife to clean up the sides.
- Get creative! I usually add some icing and then sprinkle or stars to the top. of the icing.