Make the Best Fourth of July Cake

Make the Best Fourth of July Cake! Since moving, I don’t have a lot of kitchen supplies unpacked to get fancy. I couldn’t even find my good spatula today.

So, this is a last-minute, fun one I came up with when I saw the Pepperidge Farm Coconut Cake on the BOGO from Publix. Do you love Publix’s buy one get one free sale? I base my week’s activities on them. Over to see grandma, then to Publix. I’m crazed.

Make the Best Fourth of July Cake

Here we go, this is so easy! I used a disposable 9″ x 13″ cake pan. I doubled it for our family and made two.

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  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
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This Fourth of July cake is super tasty, super fast, super red, white and blue! Plus, it’s EASY! I needed a quick dessert, and this fit came to mind when I saw a Pepperidge Farm Cake on sale. 


  • 2 lb fresh strawberries
  • 12 oz fresh blueberries
  • 8 oz cream cheese – very softened (If the cream cheese is not soft enough, you’ll end up with lumps. You could substitute ice cream but you would have to freeze the dessert with the fresh fruit, so keep that in mind.)
  • 12 oz frozen whipped cream topping
  • 8 oz strawberry yogurt
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar (very optional)
  • 1 Pepperidge Farms Coconut Cake (Frozen – in the frozen dessert section at the market. I used 2 to double layer my cake.)


  1. Wash and slice strawberries. Wash blueberries. Put aside.
    Whip the SOFTENED cream cheese, yogurt, whipped topping, and powdered sugar (if using) together. Make sure the cream cheese is completely soft or you’ll have lumps. 

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  2. Spread the yummy combo into your 9″ x 13″ cake or casserole. Cut the cake in small pieces – remember you may need two if you plan to double layer the cake. 
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  3. Make a layer of strawberries halfway across the pan. You are leaving an area for the blueberries which are added last. Follow with a layer of cake under it. 
  4. Now make a second layer of strawberries and another layer of cake the full length across. I placed another layer of cake on top of each cake line. Now fill in with strawberries for the last line. Can you guess? YES! Fill in the hole with your blueberries!
  5. You can refrigerate the cake for a few hours, or freeze for no longer than an hour. 
    This cake is super easy and became the Best Fourth of July Cake ever on short notice. Have fun and enjoy!
    Best Fourth of July Cake
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American
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