Whenever we attend a Forth of July barbecue where food is being gathered potluck style, we’re the kinds of sweet lovers who usually choose to bring the dessert. That’s because sweet treats are our favourite things to make (as well as to eat, of course), and also because there are just so many kinds of goodies out there that you can make to follow a holiday theme! This year, we’ve found ourselves particularly interested in making Fourth of July inspired cakes.
1. Patriotic strawberry poke cake
Perhaps you’re the kind of person who loves making classic favourites when it comes to the actual recipe or dish because then you know everyone will like it, but you’re totally open to the idea of adding or embellishing the cake in some way that will make it at least look on theme and possibly even taste better? Then we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at the way Mom Spark added a sweet layer of whipped cream, and made the red and blue stripes of the American flag using strawberries and blueberries!
2. Red, white, and blue cheesecake cake
Have your favourite kinds of cake actually always been sponge cake and cheesecake but you’re having trouble choosing between the two for this event? Well, who ever said that you have to choose? Instead, take a look at the way Recipe Girl combined the two in one place to make this red, white, and blue cheesecake cake! The sponge layers are dyed red and blue with food colouring while the white stripe is represented by the cheesecake in the middle!
3. American flag coconut cake
If you’re going to make yourself a cake in the summer, would you also love to use it as a chance to make something that tastes fruity and deliciously summery to match the season? Well, coconut lovers rejoice, because The First Year has the perfect suggestion for you! Their recipe and tutorial teach you how to make a coconut sponge cake and top it with shredded coconut dyed in red and blue stripes.
4. Red, white, and blue marbled poke cake
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about the idea of making a simple Fourth of July poke cake but you’re not sure you want to make the fruity version because you know little kids can be suspicious about healthy things on their treats? Then we’d suggest trying this version from Spend With Pennies instead! Instead of just decorating the top, they show you how to marble the sponge cake with red and blue food colouring amidst the natural white shade of it.