Dessert for the 4th of July

A dessert for the fourth of July! I love the 4th of July, it’s my favorite holiday.  Warm summer air, fireworks, BBQ, cold drinks, happy kids swimming in the pool.  What’s not to love?  Maybe the best part though is 4th of July food.  I can’t get enough of the delicious BBQ and festive desserts served around my house on Independence Day, can you?

flag cake

4th of July Flag Dessert Cake Recipe

  • white or yellow cake
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries
  • 1 container fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup of whipped cream

1. Make a white or yellow cake in a rectangular pan, at least 9’x13′ and let it cool

2. Wash fresh strawberries, slice in half, and allow to dry completely

3. Wash blueberries and allow to dry completely

4. Frost the cake with whipped cream

5. Layer strawberries in several straight lines across the cake horizontally for the stripes in the flag, leaving room in the top left hand corner for blueberries

6. Use the blueberries to make straight vertical lines in the top left hand corner, representing the blue stars on the flag

7. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until cool

8. Serve dessert + E N J O Y!

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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. Andrea :

    Hubby and I made this for our family 4th when we were first dating and we made the berries into fireworks – so fun!

    • Allison :

      I love it! You’re far more artistic than I am, I can feel it, but you should do it again. Re-create the memories.

  2. Erica :

    Ooooh, that looks yummy and perfect for the holiday!

    • Allison :

      It’s so perfect, you’ll be thrilled with it!

  3. Beth :

    Your dessert looks crazy delicious!

    • Allison :

      It IS crazy delicious, you have to make it!

  4. Alecia :

    Made this over the weekend. It was fantastic and everyone raved over it! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

    • Allison :


      I’m so glad to hear you made it and it went well! Yay!