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Fourth of July Cakelettes

#1/10: Firecracker cakelette tutorial
#1/10: Firecracker cakelette tutorial
Put some snap, crackle and POP into your 4th of July party. Eat. Explode. Enjoy!
#2/10: Ingredients
#2/10: Ingredients
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Red & blue food coloring
  • 3 packages Pop Rocks
  • Black licorice ropes
  • White frosting (less than 1/4 cup)
#3/10: Make the cake
#3/10: Make the cake
Mix white cake mix, egg whites, oil, water and sour cream for 3-4 minutes on medium speed. Split cake batter into three equal amounts, adding red and blue food coloring to two of the portions. Coat three, 4 x 9-inch bread pans with cooking spray and lightly flour the bottoms. Add the three batters to the pans and bake at 350 degrees for 18-23 minutes. Allow them to cool and remove from pans.
#4/10: Cut the cake
#4/10: Cut the cake
Using a 1-1/2 inch round cookie cutter, cut circles from each of the baked cakes.
#5/10: Trim the cake
#5/10: Trim the cake
Using a serrated knife, carefully trim off the browned, baked bottoms of each cake circle.
#6/10: Remove the centers
#6/10: Remove the centers
Using a jumbo straw or plastic tube (1/2 or 3/4-inch in diameter), remove the centers of the cake circles. Be sure to save the red and blue centers to use as plugs for later.
#7/10: Pipe the frosting
#7/10: Pipe the frosting
Put a portion of the red cake plugs back into the bottoms of the red cake circles. Pipe a line of frosting around the centers of the red and white cake circles.
#9/10: Adding the fuse
#9/10: Adding the fuse
Put a portion of the blue cake plugs back into the tops, covering the center filled with Pop Rocks. Cut licorice rope pieces approximately 1-1/2 inches long, and insert them into the centers of the blue cakes.
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