Fourth of July Cake Ideas For a Party Finale Better Than Fireworks
Three cheers for the red, white and blue! This Fourth of July, show your patriotic spirit with a stunning cake as the centerpiece of your party. It is the time of year when folks are firing up their BBQ grills and pulling out all the stops for a memorable outdoor party. Whip up a batch of your favorite homemade BBQ sauces and choose from this selection of crowd-pleasing BBQ side dishes. Decorate with patriotic-colored streamers and flowers, but don’t stop there. A flag-inspired cake can be fun and festive without being difficult. Take a look at some of our favorite red, white, and blue cakes for your Fourth of July party or make one of our favorite cake recipes that uses fresh summer fruit like berries and peaches. These 4th of July cake ideas are the sweetest way to celebrate this holiday.
This pretty and patriotic dessert is a colorful centerpiece for your summer parties.
Red, White, and Blue Poke Cake
Recipe: Firecracker Cake
Light up the celebration with this delicious and easy-to-decorate Bundt cake.
Red Velvet Ice-Cream Cake
Recipe: Star-Spangled Cheesecake
If you thought you’d have to make multiple cheesecakes to accommodate your 4th of July crowd, your sheet pan is here to prove you wrong.
Cream Cheese Pound Cake
Recipe: Cream Cheese Pound Cake
One of our favorite classic pound cake recipes gets festive for the 4th with a topping of fresh berries and whipped cream.
Key Lime Icebox Cake
Recipe: Key Lime Icebox Cake
Icebox cakes are a hallmark of Southern summers, and this one is perfectly refreshing for a hot Fourth of July celebration.
Recipe: Coca-Cola Cake
This Southern-favorite soft drink is the secret to the smoothest chocolate cake layers.
Cherry Dump Cake
Recipe: Cherry Dump Cake
In a last-minute rush? This simple dessert takes four ingredients and minimal effort.
Banana Pudding Cheesecake
Recipe: Banana Pudding Cheesecake
If your family is accustomed to having banana pudding on the Fourth of July, try this twist—it’ll become the new tradition.
Plum-Berry Cornmeal Sheet Cake
Recipe: Plum-Berry Cornmeal Sheet Cake
Fresh summer produce shines in this easy-to-serve cake.
Recipe: Peach-Raspberry Buckle
If you’ve never heard of a fruit buckle, prepare to fall in love with this fluffy, crumble-topped cake.
Strawberry Swirl Cream Cheese Pound Cake
Guests will love the beautiful and delicious touch of strawberry swirl when they cut into this moist pound cake.
Ice Cream Sandwich Cake
Recipe: Ice Cream Sandwich Cake
You’ll automatically be the favorite family member when the kids see you brought an ice cream sandwich cake.
Lemon Blueberry Cake
Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Cake
This pillowy cake will be the prettiest dessert at the potluck.
Peach Icebox Cake
Recipe: Peach Icebox Cake
What’s better than an easy dessert that serves a crowd and uses fresh summer peaches? One that’s also no-bake, like this beauty.
Sweet Tea Bundt Cake
Red Velvet Cheesecake
Recipe: Red Velvet Cheesecake
Get festive with a silky red velvet cheesecake for the Fourth.
Strawberry Dream Cake
Recipe: Strawberry Dream Cake
This stunning layer cake will cement your spot as the best baker at the party.
Recipe: Blueberry-Cornmeal Cake
This simple, delightful blueberry cake will be delish served with homemade whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Add raspberries or strawberries for a patriotic twist.
Recipe: Chocolate-Zucchini Cake
The kids will never know that this indulgent chocolate cake actually has fresh summer veggies in it.
Recipe: Strawberry Kuchen
This tender cake showcases the season’s fresh strawberry harvest.
Peach-Bourbon Upside-Down Bundt Cake
Sweet, sticky, and a little boozy, this totally decadent cake has summertime party written all over it.
Mississippi Mud Cake
Recipe: Mississippi Mud Cake
There always needs to be an option for chocolate-lovers at the party, and this big-batch sheet cake will satisfy them all.
Petite Blueberry Cheesecakes
Recipe: Petite Blueberry Cheesecakes
These two-bite wonders ensure everyone gets an equal portion (i.e. no meltdowns from the little ones).