American Flag Cake

This American Flag Cake is perfect for a crowd on the 4th of July and you don't have to worry about hauling 24 cupcakes, one cake works.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword 4th of July, American flag cake ideas, cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Resting time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 331kcal
Author Erica Golding
Cost $7



  • 1 box cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can vanilla frosting
  • 10.7 oz Red, white and blue M&M's
  • 1 tsp Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 tbsp Flour


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a non-stick cooking spray in your pan and lightly coat with flour.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine your cake mix, oil, eggs and water. Scoop into your cake pan and bake for 40 minutes.
  • Carefully remove your cake from the oven with hot pads and let it cool in the pan. Once the cake has cooled, place your hand on top of the cake and turn the pan upside down to remove the cake from the pan.
  • Place the cake onto a white plate or cake platter.
  • Frost your cake with vanilla frosting
  • Use the blue M&M's to make a backwards L shape in the top left corner, and fill it in with blue and white M&M's to look like the stars on the flag
  • In the same rows as the blue and white M&M's in the corner, continue to use red and white M&M's to make rows of two red and two white until the cake is filled.
  • Once your cake is topped with red, white and blue M&M's to look like a flag, your cake is complete.


Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 23mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.3mg