Memorial Day Cakes
These Memorial Day cake ideas are surely patriotic, but they're also delicious and highly impressive. From pound cakes to flag-decorated shortcakes, this collection of Memorial Day cakes has a treat for every type of occasion. If you're in charge of the Memorial Day desserts, start looking here for a memorable, delectable dessert. All will spark fireworks in your mouth.
American Flag Cake
The flag on the pole won't be the only Old Glory waving this Memorial Day. A cake flag is as patriotic and delicious as you could want for your Memorial Day picnic.
If a Southerner is at your picnic, don't call this cornbread — but for everyone else, this savory-sweet blueberry treat is a just-right Memorial Day cake idea. The blueberries provide natural sweetness (as does a hint of sugar). You can amp up the sweet factor with whipped cream or a scoop of homemade ice cream.
A Memorial Day Carrot Cake Recipe
Recipe creator elanaspantry.com calls this carrot cake recipe a Memorial Day cake recipe because it's the right treat for the early summer days. "I find this to be the perfect time of year for carrot cake. It's an ideal dessert for cookouts, picnics, and graduation parties," they wrote.
All-American Flag Cake
Streamline the process of making your Memorial Day cake with some convenience foods like cake mix, pudding mix, and whipped topping. But because you'll have to lovingly recreate the stars and stripes of the flags with fruit, your guests will see nothing but the love behind your dessert.
Strawberries and Cream Cake
The elegant presentation of a strawberry "flower" feels both summery and patriotic. Create a center to the "flower" with blueberries for the full Memorial Day cake spirit.
Cornmeal Strawberry Cake
Blueberry Bundt Cake
"Fresh blueberries and a glaze with a bit of zing to it make this blueberry Bundt® cake perfect for dessert, or an any-time snack with orange-spiced tea or a hearty black coffee," writes recipe creator Pete Flanagan. The beautiful blueberry-studded cake feels as summery and patriotic as your picnic decorations.
Cold Oven Pound Cake
Realized you need a Memorial Day cake at the last minute? This pound cake begins baking in a cold oven, so there's no waiting on the preheat cycle. Serve with strawberries, raspberries, or any assortment you have on hand.
Red, White and Blue Strawberry Shortcake
You'll be creating your own fireworks with this patriotic display of confectionery. But recipe creator Tara Salerno suggests a special surprise: "Present at night with a couple of sparklers for the best effect," they wrote.
Graham Cracker Cake I
Delicately sweet graham crackers, toasty pecans, and light brown sugar blend for a beautifully unique but classic cake. "Okay WOW. I'm not a 'sweet' person by most standards (salt & cheese are my vices) by this recipe is amazing," wrote Allrecipes reviewer Ewok Boogie.