Red, White, and Blue Velvet Bundt Cake

Surprise your July 4th guests with this jaw-dropping Patriotic Cake!  Ribbons of Red, White, and Blue Velvet Cake swirl beautifully in this Zebra Bundt Recipe, drizzled with a tangy Greek Yogurt Glaze and crowned with Fresh Summer Berries.

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I’m getting my red, white, & blue recipe in just in the nick of time, lol!

Ok ok, so by most blogger standards I’m actually way late, but the good news is, this recipe is really pretty easy and quick, and the payoff is pretty huge, both flavor-wise and by good looks as well 😉

Red, White, & Blue Velvet Bundt Cake | Baking a Moment

Jaws are gonna drop when you cut into this beauty.  By all outward appearances, it just looks like an elegant white bundt cake, brimming with fresh and colorful berries.  But inside, as you can see, it’s ribboned with stripes of red, white, and blue.

The recipe is  a classic red velvet cake, just divided into three bowls, tinted, and then layered into a bundt pan.   Just drop about a quarter cup of batter at a time, one right on top of the other.  They’ll spread in the pan and level out.  Make sure you do white in between each of the colors- I just think it looks so much prettier that way!  So you can really see the contrast between the colors.

Red, White, & Blue Velvet Bundt Cake | Baking a Moment

I purchased my bundt pan at HomeGoods and I have tried so hard to find you guys an Amazon link!  I just had no luck, and the best I could do was this.  Sorry, it’s ebay :(  But it is the exact pan.  I also think this one would be soooo perfect, if you have time to run to a Williams Sonoma.

As you can see my pan was just a bit smaller in diameter, yet taller/deeper.  But I tested the recipe more than once and it works in a regular bundt too.  The cake just comes out wider and shorter, and with a bigger hole in the middle.  Also, it bakes faster in the traditional pan, so you’ll really want to watch your cake as it’s baking.  I recommend checking it every 5 minutes, after the initial 35.

Most of the time, for me, when it comes to cake I’m chocolate all the way.  But this red velvet recipe is the exception.  It is seriously SO. Good.  Super moist, lightly sweet, with that distinctive buttermilk tang, and a little bit of caramelly flavor around the edges.  I swoon every time I taste it.

And the Greek yogurt glaze is a perfect compliment.  Just be sure to add as little yogurt as possible, to really keep it thick.  You want to really cover the cake with it, so you’ve kept the surprise for when you cut that first slice!

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Red, White, and Blue Velvet Zebra Bundt Cake

Surprise your July 4th guests with this jaw-dropping Patriotic Cake! Ribbons of Red, White, and Blue Velvet Cake swirl beautifully in this Zebra Bundt Recipe, drizzled with a tangy Greek Yogurt Glaze and crowned with Fresh Summer Berries.


  • 2½ cups cake flour
  • 1¼ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1¼ cup buttermilk
  • 1¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, divided
  • ½ teaspoon white vinegar, divided
  • 1½ teaspoons red liquid food coloring
  • 2-3 drops royal blue gel paste food coloring
  • 2-3 drops violet gel paste food coloring
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • strawberries and blueberries, for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spray a bundt pan generously with non-stick spray.
  2. Place the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl and stir briefly to combine.
  3. Add the buttermilk, oil, and egg whites, and mix on low speed until smooth. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl, and mix again for about 1 minute, to aerate the batter and develop the structure.
  4. Place ½ teaspoon of cocoa, ½ teaspoon of vanilla, and ¼ teaspoon of vinegar in each of two small bowls. Add the red food coloring to one of the bowls, and the blue and violet food coloring to the other. Mix about a cup of batter into each.
  5. Place about ¼ cup of red batter into the prepared pan. Layer with white, then blue, then white again. Repeat until the pan is filled.
  6. Bake for approximately 35-50 minutes*, or until a tester inserted in the thickest part of the cake comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs. Cool for 15 minutes, then invert onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Place the powdered sugar and Greek yogurt in a small bowl and stir to combine. Pour the glaze over the cake and allow to dry. Fill the center of the cake with strawberries and blueberries, and serve.

Bake time may vary based on the shape of your pan. Set the timer for 35 minutes and check the cake every five minutes thereafter, until done.

Recipe adapted from Saveur.

Red, White, & Blue Velvet Bundt Cake | Baking a Moment

Finally, I just want to mention, before I sign off: If you happen to be in the Philadelphia area, you should totally come see me!  I will be at the Nutella Truck Tour at Freedom Park on the Ben Franklin Parkway, between 11 am and 4pm.  It should be a lot of fun; the July 4th celebration in Philly is always HUGE!  We’re looking forward to lots of good food, music (The Roots, Ed Sheeran, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Hudson, Aloe Blacc, Ariana Grande and Vicci Martinez, <– starting at 7pm), and FIREWORKS OVER THE ART MUSEUM!!!  Woo-hoo!

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  1. says

    Okay, Allie. These delicious looking cakes have got to stop. You know I have to make this now right? And then I will eat it all by myself while crouched in a corner. Scarfing it down fist by fist. No one will forgive me. There will be crumbs scattered on the floor and I will be fighting the dog for them (okay not actually fighting it—animal cruelty stinks!). My face will be dyed red, white, and blue…but Hey! at least it’s seasonal. Hope you’re smiling.

    I know I will be when I’m crouched in a corner eating this insanely delicious looking cake. 😀

  2. says

    Allie this cake is absolutely stunning!!!! So perfect for the 4th!!! Love the swirls, the glaze and the berries too. Wonderful. Have a great weekend!!

    • says

      Wow, that’s such an awesome compliment, Meriem! I know you see so many beautiful desserts, mostly from your own kitchen! Thank you for the great feedback. Hope you’re enjoying the long weekend, and having a blessed Ramadan.

  3. says

    How pretty and festive is this cake??? I never remember to tint batter, etc to make festive food!

    And with all those berries…. so summery! Have a great holiday Allie!!

    • says

      I usually forget too, lol! This idea came to me at the very last minute, but I’m so glad I was able to squeeze it in before the holiday. Thanks so much for the sweet comment, Ashley! Hope you’re having a blast this weekend 😉

  4. says

    That’s what I call perfection! I’ve never baked an ordinary zebra cake let alone something as beautiful as this! Have a great holiday!

    • says

      Thanks Erika! I baked my first zebra cake a few months ago and just thought it was so much fun. The red, white, and blue idea came to me at the last minute so I just went for it! Thanks so much for the sweet comment; hope you’re enjoying the weekend my dear!

    • says

      I can’t imagine why it wouldn’t work… I would definitely give it a shot but be sure to use a white cake so the colors don’t get muddy. Good luck and let me know how it works out for you, ok? Thanks for reading, Andrea!

    • says

      Thanks Consuelo! Philly is a blast, but I’ve been to Spain and it’s pretty awesome there too! Thanks so much for the sweet comment and lets definitely look each other up if we ever find ourselves in the same city 😉

  5. says

    Allie, this cake is beyond fabulous. It looks amazing! Thank you for the photo of the batter and how the swirls are made – I’m horrible at imagining how things are supposed to be done. I need the visuals, lol. This is the perfect cake for the 4th of July. I hope you and your family have a blast celebrating. I wish I were in Philly – so that I can visit you for dessert every day and to hang out with you at the Nutella truck. Have fun, lady! You’re going to rock the television appearance too. I’m so excited for all of these incredible things you’re doing!

  6. says

    This cake is absolutely gorgeous Allie! Definitely a jaw dropper and so perfect for the 4th! Hope you and your beautiful family have an amazing holiday :)

    • says

      Wow, thank you so much! I have only recently discovered your blog, but it is so inspiring. You have the loveliest photographs, and your recipes are so tempting! Thank you again for the awesome compliment 😉

  7. islandlady91 says

    My husband and I are celebrating our 25th anniversary on the 4th. I thought I’d found the perfect cake for the 4th and our celebration, then a friend posted this on Facebook. Big switch now. It looks so difficult, but reading your recipe, maybe I could do it? It would be sooooo pretty and delicious.

  8. Toni Willson says

    Hello..I am not a great baker and I want to try this but I will be in the mountains. Any tips for higher elevations?

  9. Elizabeth says

    Can I halve the recipe? if so will I need to change the temperature and the baking time? Thanks!!

    • says

      Hi Elizabeth! I wouldn’t recommend halving the recipe unless you happen to have a very small bundt pan. And it’s difficult for me to say exactly what the bake time would be without knowing more about the pan you’re planning to use. I always recommend testing cakes before taking them out of the oven- insert a toothpick into the thickest part of the cake and if it comes out clean you know the cake is done. If it comes out with batter or a lot of moist crumbs clinging to it, bake it for a few more minutes and then test again. Good luck and thanks for reading!


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