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Fourth of July Flag Cake

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13 x 9" Chocolate cake
1 (16 ounce) can vanilla frosting
1 (16 ounce) can cream cheese frosting
raspberries or strawberries

Fourth of July Flag Cake

  • Serves 10
  • Easy

About This Recipe

Happy Fourth of July!

This holiday was made for special food. You should grill some burgers, make potato salad, enjoy a root beer float, and have a special dessert decorated to look like a flag.

Use a cake mix for the cake, or make my Deep Dark Chocolate Cake or White Velvet Cake. Or use the brownie recipe from Crunchy Peanut Caramel Layered Bars, or Fabulous Mint Brownies.

I use two types of canned frosting on this cake (or brownie). The combination of cream cheese frosting and vanilla frosting is really good. The flag is made with berries: blueberries for the blue part of the flag, and strawberries or raspberries to make the stripes.

Fly your flag and have a great day!

Why this recipe works:

  • Fruit is the perfect topping for cake. It adds a sweet and fresh note.
  • The frosting will hold onto any juices the fruit release, so the cake won’t get soggy.
  • Have your kids use the fruit to decorate the cake.



Make the cake. I like to use a chocolate cake for this recipe, but you can use any flavor you'd like. A boxed cake mix is just fine. Or you can make my chocolate or white cake.


Cool the cake completely. Frost with the vanilla frosting. Then top with the cream cheese frosting.


Use the fresh berries to decorate your cake. Take a picture and dig in!



Linda is a home economist who has authored 48 books (47 cookbooks and Medical Ethics for Dummies) since 2005. She has worked for Pillsbury since 1988, on the Bake-Off and other projects. Linda has been a web presence since 2002, developing recipes and teaching people how to cook.

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