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
Red, White, and Blueberry-Filled Cupcakes
Serve all the best of summer in one adorable package with these cupcakes topped with cream cheese icing.
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.
Recipe: Strawberry-Blueberry Cupcakes
Both the cupcake recipe and the frosting use fresh berries, so no bite of these treats goes without fruity flavor.
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).
Berry Chantilly Cake
Recipe: Berry Chantilly Cake
If you're the prized family baker, impress everyone this year with a layered beauty full of fresh berries.
Strawberry Shortcake Sheet Cake
Recipe: Strawberry Shortcake Sheet Cake
This recipe makes strawberry shortcake easily portable for your July 4th cookout.
Fourth of July Cupcakes
Recipe: Fourth of July Cupcakes
Red velvet cupcakes, tangy cream cheese icing, and fresh blueberries on top make for a delicious and festive treat.
Creamy Peach Icebox Cake
Recipe: Creamy Peach Icebox Cake
Store-bought pound cakes are the base of this beautiful summer dessert, but no one will ever know.
Pig Pickin' Cake
Blueberry-Honey Upside Down Cake
Recipe: Blueberry-Honey Upside Down Cake
This not-too-sweet cornmeal cake is the perfect companion for a jammy blueberry-honey mixture on top.
Recipe: Sunflower Cupcakes
Add even more sunshine to your summer celebration with these adorable cupcakes that the kids will love.
Key Lime Sheet Cake
Recipe: Key Lime Sheet Cake
Would you believe this beautiful, big-batch dessert starts with a box of cake mix? You don't have to let anyone in on the secret, though.
Mini Firecracker Cakes
Recipe: Mini Firecracker Cakes
If you're on the hunt for a tiny treat for the kids' table, look no further than these firecrackers.
Recipe: Blueberry-Lemon Cake
This layer cake will be quite the centerpiece for your food lineup on Independence Day.
Dreamsicle Cupcakes with Lighthouse Ice Cream Cones
Spending the Fourth of July on the coast? There's never been a more appropriate dessert than these too-cute cupcakes.
Old-Fashioned Pound Cake
Recipe: Old-Fashioned Pound Cake
When you're signed up to bring dessert and can't decide what to bake, you can never go wrong with a classic pound cake topped with homemade whipped cream and fresh summer berries.
Peach Cobbler Cake
Recipe: Peach Cobbler Cake
You won't believe how light and fluffy these cake layers are, and the presentation is truly photo-worthy.
Mixed Berry Cheesecake Cupcakes
Recipe: Mixed Berry Cheesecake Cupcakes
Individual serving sizes make the hostess's job so much easier when doling out dessert.
White Chocolate Raspberry Loaf Cake
If there are any leftovers (and that's a big "if"), this pretty loaf cake will be delicious with your coffee the next morning.
Toffee S'mores Cheesecake
Recipe: Toffee S'mores Cheesecake
Instead of roasting s'mores by the fire, try this decadent cheesecake this Fourth of July.
Dr Pepper Texas Sheet Cake
Recipe: Dr Pepper Texas Sheet Cake
No one will turn down a slice of Dr Pepper cake.
Strawberry Vanilla Cake
Recipe: Strawberry Vanilla Cake
You can prepare the cake layers in advance, wrap them in plastic wrap, and freeze or chill until you're ready to assemble your final product.
Key Lime Cupcakes
Recipe: Key Lime Cupcakes
For a summery dessert that travels well and is full of flavor, try this easy cupcake version of Key lime pie.