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4th of July Cake Idea in Under 30-Minutes

Are you looking for a 4th of July cake idea? We’ve got delicious desserts that everyone will love including American Flag Tarts, 4th of Jully Jell-O, and a Sweet Summer Trifle. Today though, we are showing you how to decorate an angel food cake in under 30-minutes.

an angel food cake decorated for the 4th of July

How to make our 4th of July cake

This decorated angel food cake is perfect for the 4th of July and takes less than 30-minutes to put together. The best part is, there is absolutely no baking.

This is a last-minute dessert idea though and is best if made right before your guests arrive.

If you want to make some of it in advance to spend more time with your guests and less in the kitchen, try this:

  • Prepare the whipping cream and store it in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
  • Slice the strawberries and store those in a sealed container in the refrigerator too.

ingredients to make a decorated angel food cake for the 4th of July

Step 1

Slice your angel food cake in half and set the top aside.

angel food cake sliced in half to fill with whipped cream and berries

Step 2

Combine the coconut extract and heavy whipping cream in a bowl and mix together at low speed until stiff peaks form. This will take a few minutes, be patient though, and don’t over-mix it because you cannot undo it.

heavy whipping cream that has been whipped using beaters

Step 3

Spread a layer of the whipped cream on top of the bottom layer of the angel food cake. Top it with fresh blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries.

half of an angel food cake topped with whipped cream and fresh berries

Step 4

Put the top layer of cake back on, and repeat the previous step by topping with whipped cream and berries. Add flaked coconut and mint, and then sift powdered sugar over the top.

angel food cake decorated with berries and coconut for the 4th of July

4th of July Angel Food Cake
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
30 mins

A 30-minute cake using pre-made Angel food cake and fresh berries.

Course: Dessert
Keyword: 4th of july cake, 4th of july dessert
Servings: 8 people
Author: Tonya Staab
  • 1 Angel food cake store-bought
  • 1 1/2 cups Heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp Coconut extract
  • 1 cup Strawberries
  • 1 cup Blueberries
  • 1 cup Raspberries
  • 1/4 cup Flaked sweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup Confectioner's sugar
  • Fresh mint garnish
  1. Slice the angel food cake in half.

  2. Combine the heavy whipping cream and coconut extract in a bowl and mix with electric beaters until peaks form.

  3. Spread a layer of whipped cream on the bottom section of the cake. Top with fresh berries.

  4. Place the top back on the cake, add another layer of whipped cream and berries.

  5. Top with flaked coconut and mint leaves. Sift confectioner's sugar over the top.

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