How to Make a Red, White and Blue Naked Cake

Learn how to bake the perfect layered naked cake just in time for Fourth of July with this simple tutorial from Marabou Design. 

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There is nothing better than serving homemade treats to friends and family. If you are looking for a fuss-free recipe just in time for the holiday, try our red, white and beautiful naked cake. These cakes are still on trend — I’ve created several variations over the years and today, I wanted to share an easy tutorial on making this popular dessert. Once you’re done baking and assembling the cakes, decorate them with your favorite seasonal fruit! 

Materials Needed:

  • Your Favorite Cake Mix and Any Ingredients it Requires
  • Three 9-Inch Round Cake Pans, Buttered and Bottoms Lined With Buttered Parchment or Wax Paper
  • Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Cake Stand
  • Piping Bag With Round Piping Tip
  • Strainer/Sifter
  • Knife

Bake the Cake

Choose your favorite cake mix and bake in pans according to directions. Prepare the cakes as close to the event as possible to retain freshness. Before removing them from their pans, let them cool.

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Place and Dust

Place the first cake layer on the cake stand. Using a sifter, lightly dust each cake with powdered sugar. Repeat dusting with each layer.

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Frost the Cake

Insert the round piping tip into the pastry bag and fill with vanilla buttercream. Apply firm pressure on the pastry bag to frost an even layer on top of the cake. Work in a circular motion, from the outside edge to the center. Carefully place a second cake layer on top of the frosting, making sure the layers are even. Frost with buttercream and repeat until you have reached your desired cake height.

Finish and Decorate

Save a bottom layer for last, and stack it upside down. Use the naturally flat bottom as the top of your cake to keep things level.

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Once it is finished, decorate with some fresh fruit, serve and enjoy! 

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