Independence Day Cake “wave your flag cake”

30somethingmom wave your flag cake independence day cake

Are you looking for an easy way to wow your guests this Independence day?  This cake is always a favourit at BBQ’s and get togethers.  My excuse is that it’s healthy because it has fruit on it.  The ingredients do not cost much and the preperation time takes no time at all.  I hope you enjoy this recipe as it is one of my favourite summer time treats.



  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 pkg. (8-serving size) or 2 pkg. (4-serving size each) JELL-O Brand Gelatin, any red flavor
  •   ice cubes
  • 1 cup  cold water
  • 1 pkg. (12 oz.) pound cake, cut into 10 slices
  • 1-1/3 cups blueberries, divided
  • 1 tub  (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
  • SLICE 1 cup of the strawberries; cut remaining strawberries in half. Set aside.
  • STIR boiling water into dry gelatin mix in large bowl 2 min. until completely dissolved. Add enough ice cubes to cold water to measure 2 cups. Add to gelatin; stir until ice is melted. Refrigerate 5 min. or until slightly thickened (consistency of unbeaten egg whites). Meanwhile, line bottom of 13×9-inch dish with cake slices. Add sliced strawberries and 1 cup of the blueberries to thickened gelatin; stir gently. Spoon over cake slices.
  • REFRIGERATE 4 hours or until firm. Spread whipped topping over gelatin. Arrange strawberry halves on whipped topping for stripes of flag. Arrange remaining 1/3 cup blueberries on whipped topping for stars. Store in refrigerator.
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    6 thoughts on “Independence Day Cake “wave your flag cake”

    1. jennsatx says:

      Great looking cake, and easy too! I’ve made the labor intensive flag cake fron Ina Garten’s cookbook- the kid’s gobble it down in no time flat, so this year I’ll try this one, looks like a crowd pleaser! Thanks for posting it

    2. HeidiChick says:

      if you’re gonna make one – – why not enter our Flag Cake Smackdown??? : )

      go to – click on our blog and scroll down to june 17th entry…..its gonna be fun!!!

    3. penelope says:

      It’s super-tasty, and really easy, like you say! Hope you don’t mind, I “borrowed” your pic/recipe when posting it to my own site. It’s too good not to share!

    4. Shannon McCarthy says:

      What an inspiring patriotic cake – just in time for July 4th. Thank you for sharing. Enjoy reading your blog posts. Keep it up! Incredible how labor-intensive these cakes are and yet how quickly they disappear!
      – Shannon, Crumb Cake Creations, LLC

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