Easy American Flag Cake Recipe

Celebrate the red, white, and blue with our Easy American Flag Cake! Perfect for the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, or any patriotic occasion.

This visually stunning yet simple cake will be the star of your dessert table.

Join us as we guide you through each step, making this patriotic treat a breeze to create.


the Cake:

  • 2 boxes of white cake mix (plus required ingredients: eggs, oil, water)
  • Blue food coloring

For the Frosting:


  • Fresh strawberries, washed and halved
  • Fresh blueberries, washed
A white cake with raspberries and blueberries on top.


  • Two 9×13-inch rectangular cake pans
  • Piping bag with a star tip (optional)
  • Plastic wrap


Bake the Cakes

  1. Preheat your oven according to the cake mix instructions.
  2. Prepare the white cake mix as directed on the box.
  3. Divide the batter equally into two bowls.
  4. Add blue food coloring to one bowl until you achieve a vibrant blue color.
  5. Pour the blue batter into one cake pan and the uncolored batter into the other.
  6. Bake according to the package instructions.
  7. Allow the cakes to cool completely.

Prepare the Frosting

  1. In a mixing bowl, whip the cream or use store-bought vanilla frosting until it forms stiff peaks.
  2. Divide the frosting into two bowls.
  3. Add red food coloring to one bowl until you achieve a bright red color.

Assemble the American Flag Cake

  1. Place the blue cake layer on a serving platter.
  2. Frost the top of the blue cake with the blue frosting.
  3. Carefully place the uncolored cake layer on top of the blue-frosted layer.
  4. Frost the top of the uncolored cake with the white frosting.
  5. Frost the sides of the entire cake with the red frosting, leaving the top white.
  6. Using a piping bag with a star tip (or a plastic bag with the corner snipped off), pipe stars in the blue frosting area to resemble the stars on the American flag.

Decorate with Berries

  1. In the upper-left corner (the blue frosting), arrange a square of fresh blueberries to represent the blue field of stars.
  2. Create stripes with the halved strawberries on the white frosting, leaving the red frosting exposed to represent the stripes on the American flag.

Chill and Serve

  1. Refrigerate the cake for at least an hour to set the frosting and make it easier to slice.
  2. Slice and serve your Easy American Flag Cake with pride!

Tips for Success:

  1. Use gel food coloring for more vibrant and concentrated colors.
  2. Ensure the cakes are completely cooled before frosting to prevent melting.
  3. Experiment with different berry arrangements for a personalized touch.
  4. For a shortcut, you can use store-bought cake mix and frosting.

Final Thoughts

This Easy American Flag Cake is a show-stopping dessert that effortlessly combines patriotic spirit with delicious flavor.

Whether you’re hosting a Fourth of July barbecue or a Memorial Day picnic, this cake is sure to be a hit.

Enjoy the celebration of flavors and the visual delight of this iconic American treat!

Easy American Flag Cake

An American flag cake adorned with raspberries and blueberries, perfect for celebrating the 4th of July.

If you are looking for a fresh and delicious summer cake, then this Easy American Flag Cake Recipe is perfect for you!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


For the cake

  • 2 boxes of white cake mix
  • Blue food coloring

For the frosting

  • 3 cups of whipped cream or store-bought vanilla frosting
  • red food coloring

For the decorations

  • Fresh strawberries
  • Fresh blueberries


  1. Preheat the oven according to the cake mix instructions
  2. prepare the cake as directed on the box
  3. divide batter equally into two bowls
  4. add blue food coloring to one of the bowls and leave the other white
  5. add batter to two separate baking dishes and bake according to the package
  6. while the cake is cooling prepare the frosting
  7. divide into two bowls, keeping one bowl white and adding red food coloring to the other
  8. once the cake is cooled and the frosting is ready, add the blue cake to a serving plate and ice it with the red frosting.
  9. place the white cake on top and ice it with the white frosting
  10. once completely covered, lay out the blueberries where the stars would go and create stripes using the raspberries.
  11. allow to chill in the fridge to make serving easier.

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