We are all in on summer vacation and feeling ready to celebrate all things red, white, and blue! With the 4th of July just around the corner, it’s time to start planning a backyard BBQ! Today I am sharing a favorite 4th of july cake recipe and some tips and tricks for hosting a summer gathering!
Set up some comfy seating areas with cushions and blankets, and don’t forget to provide plenty of shade for those hot summer days. Hang string lights or lanterns to add a magical touch as the sun sets and the fireworks light up the sky.
Side dishes and snackboards to keep the party going later into the evening. I recommend a food table so that you can switch items out when needed throughout the day.
Whip up this delicious vanilla cake with whipped cream frosting that will have everyone swooning. To give it a patriotic twist, arrange fresh strawberries and blueberries on top to create a flag design. The combination of sweet, creamy frosting and the burst of fruity flavors will make your taste buds explode with happiness.
+ 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour +
+ 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder +
+ ½ teaspoon salt +
+ 1 ½ cups granulated sugar +
+ ½ cup unsalted butter, softened +
+ 3 large eggs +
+ 2 teaspoons vanilla extract +
+ 1 ¼ cups whole milk +
+ 2 cups heavy cream +
+ ½ cup powdered sugar +
+ 1 teaspoon vanilla extract +
+ Fresh strawberries +
+ Fresh blueberries +
1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the granulated sugar and softened butter until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the milk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
5. Divide the batter equally between the prepared cake pans. Smooth the tops with a spatula and bake for about 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
6. Let cakes cool, stack together and layer with frosting, arrange berries in a flag design. Enjoy!
Looking for more 4th of July cake ideas? How about trying your hand at 4th of July cake pops or cakesicles? These bite-sized treats are not only adorable but also easy to serve and enjoy while mingling with your guests. Plus, they can be decorated with colorful sprinkles and edible glitter to add an extra sparkle to your dessert table.
If you’re feeling creative, why not explore 4th of July cake decorating? From fondant stars to edible flag motifs, the possibilities are endless. Let your imagination run wild and create a cake masterpiece that will be the talk of the party. And for the little ones, a 4th of July cake smash is a fun and messy way to celebrate their first Independence Day!
For a portable and delicious option, consider making 4th of July cake balls. These bite-sized delights can be made with leftover cake scraps and mixed with frosting to create a moist and flavorful center. Roll them in patriotic-colored sprinkles or dip them in melted white chocolate for a festive touch.
If you’re short on time, don’t worry! Impress your guests with a 4th of July cake roll. Simply use a cake mix and bake it in a jelly roll pan. Once the cake has cooled, spread a layer of whipped cream frosting and roll it up into a log. Dust the top with powdered sugar and decorate with fresh berries for that patriotic flair.
Looking for something quick and easy? 4th of July cake mix cookies are a delightful option. Simply combine a box of cake mix, eggs, and oil to create a soft and chewy cookie dough. Roll the dough into balls, flatten them slightly, and bake until golden brown. Add red, white, and blue sprinkles to make them even more festive.
Give this patriotic berry trifle a try! It’s filled with all of our favorites pudding, angle food cake, and all the delicious berries.
This easy American flag fruit tray is a 4th of July must! With yogurt dipped pretzels and sweet summer berries everyone will be impressed!
You can decide to go all out with elaborate 4th of July cake decorating ideas or opt for quick and easy treats. Some easy treats include cake pops, cakesicles, or cake mix cookies. No matter what you choose the most important thing is to have fun and enjoy the celebration with your loved ones.