Celebrate July 4th with this Cap-Inspired Bundt Cake


There’s no better way to celebrate a birthday than with cake, of course — and Steve Rogers’ is no exception! Serve up this deliciously magical Cap-inspired bundt cake at your friend or family’s Fourth of July party to prove to them that you ARE worth the invite, and that you are actually an interesting and talented person, thank you very much, Aunt Linda

Celebrate July 4th with this Cap-Inspired Bundt Cake
Hidden Shield Bundt Cake

Recipe by by Jenn Fujikawa

(serves 10)


You’ll need:

1-½ inch star cutter

2-½ inch circle cutter

2 quarter sheet pans

1 bundt cake pan

White star sprinkles


Vanilla/Blue Cake Ingredients:

3 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter

2 cups sugar

3 eggs

1 cup whole milk

1 Tablespoon vanilla

Blue food gel dye


Red Cake Ingredients:

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 Tablespoons cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter

2 cups sugar

3 eggs

1 cup whole milk

1 Tablespoon vanilla

1 Tablespoon vinegar

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Red food gel dye


Glaze ingredients:

1 cup powdered sugar

2 Tablespoons milk


Directions: 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar. Then add the eggs one at a time.
  • Alternate the flour mixture with the milk and vanilla until combined.
  • Divide the batter into two bowls. Leave one bowl as-is and dye the second bowl of batter with the blue food gel dye.
  • Prep two quarter sheet pans with buttered parchment and evenly pour the vanilla batter into one and the blue batter into the other. Bake for 25 minutes until a toothpick test comes out clean. Let cool completely.
  • Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, then use the star cutters to cut out cake pieces from the vanilla cake. Use the circle cutter to cut out circles, then a star from the center of the circles. Replace the empty space with the vanilla star. Should make 12 total, set aside.

Celebrate July 4th with this Cap-Inspired Bundt Cake

Celebrate July 4th with this Cap-Inspired Bundt Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and generously grease a bundt pan.
  • In a bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar. Then add the eggs one at a time.
  • Alternate the flour mixture with the buttermilk and vanilla. In a small bowl stir together the vinegar and baking soda and pour into the batter along with the red food gel dye until the batter is combined.
  • Place a few spoonfuls of the red batter into the prepped bundt pan. Then place the circle/star cake pieces point-side down, all around the cake pan. Carefully fill in the gap with the red batter, covering the star cake pieces completely.
  • Celebrate July 4th with this Cap-Inspired Bundt Cake
    Celebrate July 4th with this Cap-Inspired Bundt Cake

  • Place the filled bundt pan on a baking sheet (in case of spillage) and bake for 1 hour.
  • Let the cake cool in the pan, until the pan is cool to the touch. Then turn the cake out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Once cooled, in a small bowl stir together the powdered sugar and milk, then drizzle the glaze over the cake. Decorate with white star sprinkles.
  • Slice the cooled cake to reveal the hidden stars.

Celebrate July 4th with this Cap-Inspired Bundt Cake
Thanks to Just Jenn for the recipe and photos — make sure to follow her on Twitter for more sweet, geeky goodness: @JustJenn