15 Fourth of July Cakes Worth Celebrating
Who needs fireworks when you have a Fourth of July dessert that will light up the whole celebration? Whether you're celebrating big or small this year, these Fourth of July cakes will make the day special. Check out some of our favorite red, white, and blue cakes, or find a cake that uses fresh summer fruits for your celebration. Here are 15 Fourth of July cake ideas to show your patriotic pride.
Fresh Strawberry Upside Down Cake
Put fresh summer strawberries on display with this beautiful upside down cake. Reviewer homeschooler3 says, "This was so easy, about as easy as it gets and super delicious! We like this better than my regular strawberry shortcake recipe…"
Scrumptious Strawberry Shortcake
"Hands down the best shortcakes I've ever made," says reviewer MIRABLUE. "These shortcakes are flaky like a pie crust but soft and chewy like a biscuit."
Red, White and Blue Strawberry Shortcake
Use boxed cake mix to cut down on prep time for this easy and festive cake. Reviewer hstan says, "I took someone's advice who reviewed this cake as well and added a packet of instant vanilla pudding to the whipped topping. Definitely gave it a better taste and firmer texture."
No-Bake Cheesecake Flag Cake
No-bake desserts are summertime go-tos when we're all trying our best to stay cool. Chef John says, "That you can make this lovely, sweet treat without turning on the oven is probably enough of a reason to give this serious consideration. Besides the taste and light mousse-like texture, I think your guests will enjoy the iconic stars and stripes design provided by the fresh blueberries and strawberries. USA! USA! USA!"
American Flag Cake
"Absolute best show-stopping cake I have ever served," says reviewer minaayindra. "My guests were so impressed that they didn't want to cut into it — but they did and the taste was superb! Moist, colorful, and just extraordinary for a patriotic holiday."
Heirloom Blueberry Cake
"Basically dump everything in a bowl and mix. How easy is that?" says reviewer naples34102. "Great cake, moist and pleasantly spiced with cinnamon, with no shortage of blueberries for sure." Not only do blueberries give fresh summertime flavor to this cake, but they also give a burst of patriotic color.
Red, White, and Blueberry Cheesecake Pie
This recipe uses phyllo dough for a light and flaky crust. "This cheesecake presents and eats beautifully," says reviewer MOLLE888.
Perfumed Coconut Cake
This classic coconut is an aromatic delight, with sweet coconut in every bite. Reviewer Amber Fischer says, "This is by far the best coconut cake I have ever made or tasted. It got rave reviews and recipe requests with our small group Bible study last night."
Fresh Blueberry Cake
"Very nice, old-fashion type recipe," says reviewer AuntE. "I added a crumb topping to the top. I used fresh picked blueberries and ate it warm with whipped topping."
Aunt Kate's Strawberry Cake
This beautiful pink strawberry cake will stand out on any dessert table. Reviewer Jamie Barnhart says, "This cake was a hit with my family! Just like the other reviewers have noted…it is not a light, fluffy cake. So don't freak out if it doesn't rise a lot...This is a dense, moist, yummy, old-fashioned piece of heaven topped with the most awesome tasting frosting!"
Surprise Inside Independence Cake
"I made this cake on election night and it turned out perfect," says reviewer HoosierMama. "Perfectly moist, delicious, and beautiful too...I plan to adapt the colors for all sorts of celebrations."
Fruit Galore Sponge Cake
This stunning cake can be made with any combination of fruits. Recipe creator says, "If you have some fruit you want to use up, and you don't have all that much time, this recipe is perfect! Especially on a summer day, this is a great dessert after a BBQ."
Independence Day Cupcakes
This light and fluffy cupcake is made with vanilla pudding for the perfect summertime treat. "So much better than store bought and very easy," says reviewer Life Tastes Good.
Red, White, and Blue Dump Cake
Recipe creator describes this cake as, "A summer holiday dump cake that is easy to make, delicious to eat, and there is only one pan to clean! Perfect for the 4th of July! Serve with whipped topping." Strawberry pie filling and frozen blueberries add the red and blue to this white cake.
Fresh Cherry Shortcake
"I had a big bag of fresh Bing cherries and wanted a fresh and different dessert for the July 4th weekend. Integrating unique spices, this twist on the traditional shortcake dessert is delish," says recipe creator mkecupcakequeen. Cinnamon and cardamom give a unique spicy flavor to this summertime cake.