Home and Family Kimberly Bailey’s Fun 4th of July Cake

Hallmark Channel’s Home and Family Kimberly Bailey shares her red, white and blue 4th of July Cake 

Chelsie Overocker

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: July 3rd, 2020 2:25 pm pst

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Wondering what you should have for dessert on the 4th of July? Don’t worry, Kimberly Bailey from the Food Network shares on Home and Family a fun patriotic 4th of July cake that you can make yourself. 

TIP: To get the best results we recommend using a cake mixer.

First, you’re to mix together all of the ingredients to make your Red Velvet cake batter:

  • 1 ½ C. Vegetable oil
  • 1C. Buttermilk, room temp
  • 2 Eggs, whole, room temp
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Vinegar, white distilled
  • 2 ½ C. Flour, AP
  • 1 ½ C. Sugar, granulated
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ¼ C. Cocoa powder

Then, you’re going to use four drops of maroon gel color and one drop of red food color. Mix together until the batter turns red. 

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Next you’re going to mix together all of your ingredients for your Vanilla Bean cake batter:

  • 12 oz. (3 sticks) Butter, unsalted, softened
  • 2 c. Sugar, granulated
  • 2 T Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 5 Eggs, whole, room temp
  • 2 oz. Sour cream, room temp
  • 3 c. Flour, AP
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1c. Milk, whole, room temp

Apply one teaspoon of blue food dye and mix together until batter turns blue. 

After both cake batters are mixed you’re going to pour them into two 8 inch round pans. Bake the Red Velvet cake at 350 degrees for approximately 30-35 minutes. The oven should also be set at 350 degrees for the Vanilla Bean cake, which will bake for about 25 minutes.  

TIP: Use a toothpick, stick it into the center of your cake, pull it out and make sure it comes out clean. That way you can ensure your cakes are done. 

Next, you’re going to mix your ingredients to make the Butter End Cream Cheese Buttercream, which you will use as the frosting. 

  • ½ lb Butter, unsalted, softened
  • 12 oz Philly Cream cheese, softened
  • 8 c. Sugar, confectioners, sifted
  • 1/3 C. Heavy cream
  • 1T. Vanilla extract

Take your baked Red Velvet cake and set it on the bottom of a flat dish. Spread your frosting (the Butter End Cream Cheese Buttercream) on top of the red cake. Then take a layer of your blue Vanilla Bean cake and place on top. 


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You’re going to spread another layer of frosting and place the cake on top. Repeat this until all of your cakes are stacked together.


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On the top layer of your cake add another layer of frosting and then apply sprinkles. We recommend blue, white, and red. Then for fun you can have toothpicks that have American flags attached for decoration. 


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Final step… ENJOY! Thank you Kimberly for showing us how to make a creative cake for the 4th of July! 


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Make sure you are following Kimberly and Home & Family on social media for all of their DYI’s and baking recipes.

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Chelsie Overocker is a host for AfterBuzz TV. She grew up in Denver, Colorado and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in communications and marketing.

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