Blue Velvet Mini Cakes for the 4th of July


First things first, this recipe is not a made by scratch story. This entire post was inspired by a box of blue cake that my youngest sweet-loving son spied in the grocery store. 

The box in the picture above lead to the picture below……

No, you can’t stuff these entire mini cakes in your mouth, but he sure did try. 

If you are looking for a relatively easy recipe to bring to a picnic or family gathering this 4th of July, these cakes make for a pretty way to decorate a table. Rather than baking the cake in a normal cake pan, I used a cake sheet pan. I forgot to gently tap the pan before baking in the oven so the cake didn’t entire bake evenly, but it was fairly close. 

Once the cake was baked all the way through I flipped it onto the counter top and then cut out round circles with a cookie cutter. Then it’s just a matter of stacking the layers with cream cheese icing in between and adding some sprinkles and strawberries on top! 

If blue velvet isn’t your preferred cake variety and you are not looking for a 4th of July level of colored fun, then one could simply replace that flavor with another one. The options are really limitless. 

For the cream cheese frosting I used the traditional recipe of 4oz cream cheese, half a stick of butter, 2 cups of powdered sugar and 1 tsp of vanilla. I whipped it all together and piped it through a bag. 

How are you celebrating the 4th of July? 



  1. I can’t wait to try these!

  2. Sylvia Valdez says

    Going to do these for my daughter’s baby shower

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