Memorial Day Weekend – Festive Flag Cake Recipe

In honor of Memorial Day, I wanted to share a fun, festive recipe. I made this cake a couple of years ago and it was a huge hit with the family! It’s super easy, doesn’t take long to prepare (minus the bake time of course) and will be a big hit at any party. Also the perfect recipe for those of you who need a last minute idea, definitely quick and simple!

American Flag Cake


Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Makes: 1 – 9×13 inch cake


  • 1 yellow cake mix (plus ingredients listed to prepare cake)
  • 1 8oz container frozen cool whip topping (thawed)
  • 1 pint of blueberries (I used the frozen kind and just let them thaw)
  • 2 pints of strawberries (again, I used the frozen kind and just let them thaw)


  • Prepare cake according to box directions and back in 9×13 inch pan. I used a disposable pan since I would be traveling with the cake. Let cool completely, 
  • Frost the cake with whipped topping,
  • Place blueberries in a square in the corner,
  • Arrange strawberries to create the stripes of the flag,
  • Chill until serving.

As I look back on my picture, I have to laugh just a little. Back when I made this cake I was just learning to cook and I followed directions 100%. The recipe called for so many blueberries and that’s exactly what I used. Now I see that I have way too many “stars” so next time I make this yummy dessert, I know to only use enough blueberries to create fifty stars.

Enjoy your fun, festive cake!



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  1. Lovely work! Would you be happy to link it in to the current Food on Friday which is all about cakes? This is the link . There are lots of great links there already. I do hope to see you there. Cheers

    • I would love to link up, thank you 🙂 Once I get to my work computer I’ll get everything taken care of.

  2. Miranda Welle says:

    Very nice! Love it. I think we may try this for the 4th of July!

  3. Melissa Beaty says:

    Oooh love this!! Will def be making this for 4th Of July for my kiddos and my preschoolers I take care of!! Yummy!! It will help them to have a hands on experience with the American Flag that we are learning about right now!! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Janet W. says:

    My son in law’s grandmother makes a similar cake every 4th of July. It’s always a huge hit and the family looks forward to it!

  5. looks great! thank you for the recipe

  6. Maryann D. says:

    This is a beautiful cake and with 4th of July a few months away! This would be lovely and delicious to bring to a party.