July is here.

One of the most anticipated holiday celebrations of the year is 4th-of-July... and it's here! No matter what you have planned this year, make sure you have the perfect treat to share with your dearest friends and  family! This Betty Crocker specialty treat we're re-posting is sure to impress all of your guest this year. Share your 4th-of-July pictures with us; we can't wait to see what you come up with! Fireworks Push-It-Up Cakes SM

Pyrotechnics are part of the fun with this easy-to-make and sure-to-impress push-up cake recipe, decorated with popping rock candies.

Recipe by Mandy Heaston.

 1 box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ white cake mix

1 1/4 cups water

1/3 cup vegetable oil

3 egg whites

Red food color

Blue food color

36 plastic push-up pop containers

2 cans Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy white frosting

2 envelopes popping rock candy


  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 36 mini muffin cups with cooking spray.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and egg whites with electric mixer on low speed until moistened; beat 2 minutes on high speed until well blended. Divide batter into 2 bowls. Tint 1 bowl of batter with a few drops red food color; tint other bowl with blue food color.
  • 3 Fill 18 muffin cups 2/3 full with red batter. Bake about 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven. Repeat with blue batter to make an additional 18 mini cupcakes. Cool completely.
  • 4 To assemble push-up cakes, drop 1 mini cupcake into each push-up pop container. Add generous teaspoon frosting to top of each cupcake. Top each with second mini cupcake; add dollops of frosting to tops of each. Sprinkle each of popping rock candy. Serve.
Source: Betty Crocker's Fireworks Push-It-Up Cakes
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