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Fun Fourth of July Dessert Recipes

Cakes, Pies, Cupcakes and More All Dressed Up For Independence Day

Chances are for the Fourth of July you will be attending or hosting some sort of gathering. Why not serve up something deliciously adorable, festive, and fun like these Fourth of July desserts! These patriotic cakes, cupcakes, and treats will have you celebrating Independence Day in the most delicious ways.

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My Top Ten Favorite 4th of July Dessert Recipes

The Red White and Blue Poke Cake from Betty Crocker

Who doesn’t love a poke cake? They are almost too easy to make considering the results! This is a great one to make ahead too!

The American Berry Pie From Land O’ Lakes

This beautiful pie makes a beautiful Fourth of July Dessert all dressed up in stars and stripes so you can wow your guests or hosts in the most delicious way!

Strawberry Blueberry Trifle From Natasha’s Kitchen

I adore trifle and I manage to make it all year long despite the season. It’s just so easy and also so tasty. What more can you ask for? This version from Natasha’s Kitchen is so patriotic that I had to include it in this list of Fourth Of July Desserts!

Fireworks Cupcakes From Life With The Crust Off

These are almost too cute to eat! I love how fun these are and you can’t see the actual cake in this photo but it is gorgeous! These are stunning from the first look to the last bite!

Fourth of July Berry Dessert Pizza From The Crafted Sparrow

Dessert pizzas are high on our list of favorite things. We usually just buy the premade sugar cookie dough and take it from there. I love this recipe from The Crafted Sparrow because I think the addition of the lemon zest to the ‘sauce’ is crazy delicious!

Fourth of July Marbled Cake By Tasty

This patriotic little beauty is made from box cakes! Just look at those swirls! Now there is a Fourth of July Dessert you can get excited about!

Fourth of July Cupcakes From Also The Crumbs Please

Look at these little beauties! The blue galaxy looking cake in these fourth of July dessert cupcakes is enough to have me starry-eyed but add the marshmallow buttercream frosting and I am hooked on this 4th of July Cupcake Recipe!

Berries And Cream Ice Box Cake From Sally’s Baking Addiction

So, I have a favorite baking blog! I adore Sally’s Baking Addiction and so many of my go-to recipes come from her site that I feel like I should maybe start a fan club. The girl can bake! This recipe for an icebox cake proves she can also prepare the perfect dessert without her oven.

Half Baked Harvest’s Bourbon Pecan Cherry Hand Pies

If you don’t have the Half Baked Harvest Cookbook, I strongly encourage you to add it to your shelf. Like Sally, you can count on Tieghan to consistently deliver amazing food. Like these…

Mixed Berry Shortcake From The Pioneer Woman

I admit to having all of Ree’s plates, and her butter dish, and several casserole dishes and on and on. But her cute dishes are not the reason I was first lured to Ree Drummond’s site, The Pioneer Woman. It was her food! This berry shortcake is made especially scrumptious by the addition of citrus zest to the berries and the yogurt cream.

Red, White, and Blue Dessert Tacos from Pillsbury

These dessert tacos can be even better with the addition of some chocolate drizzle! But even without it, these patriotic tacos are tasty and so easy!

Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas from Food Network

Maybe it’s nostalgia, but chocolate-dipped frozen bananas have been among my favorite summer-time treats since I was four years old at the Dairy Queen window. This version from Food Network has this treat all dressed up to celebrate Independence Day!

Easy Red, White, and Blue Trifles from Boulder Locavore

These trifles from Boulder Locavore are obviously adorable but the real win happens when a guest digs in and gets their first taste of the cherry lime sauce awaiting them. So good!

So there you have them, my top picks for the best Fourth of July desserts. But I do have more on my list. Check out my Independence Day Pinterest Board here.

Do you have a favorite Fourth of July treat? If so, please tell me all about it. You can share it in the comments section below. If I have inspired you to try one of these delicious Independence Day treats, tell me all about it! I love to hear from you!

Wishing you a beautiful celebration full of delicious food, warm moments, sweet recollections, and a sense of pride for your country. God bless America!

Gwen

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