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Kris' Vanilla Bean Cake Recipe for 4th of July Cake Pops

Homeade Cake Recipe to Make 4th of July Cake Pops

PHOTO: confetti cake pop, Kris Galicia Brown
Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Looking for a 4th of July dessert to impress? Guests of all ages will love this patriotic confetti cake pop recipe from Kris Galicia Brown, author of "Pop Art: Decorating and Shaping Custom Cake Pops." See recipe below for her Vanilla Bean Cake to make the cake pops.

Click here for the full cake pop recipe.


  • ¾ cup butter at room temperature
  • 1 ¾ cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 ½ tsp. vanilla bean paste (Vanilla extract may be substituted)
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 2 ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat oven to 350°F.

    In a large bowl, using a stand mixer with paddle attachment or handheld mixer, cream together butter and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time until incorporated. Add vanilla bean paste.

    Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Mix milk and cream together. Add flour mixture and milk/cream mixture in three batches, starting and ending with flour mixture. Continue to beat on medium high for 2 minutes.

    Pour batter into a 9 x 13 baking pan and bake for 35 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.

    This recipe makes about 48 cake pops.

    Click here for the full cake pop recipe.

    Recipe courtesy of Kris Galicia Brown, author of "Pop Art: Decorating and Shaping Custom Cake Pops, to be released November 2013."

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: butter, sugar, eggs, flour, milk, heavy cream, vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract

    Course: Dessert

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