Flag cakes with strawberries & blueberries: The classic & fun no-bake recipe from the ’90s

Retro Stars and Stripes Cakes or Flag Cakes

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Celebrate Independence Day with a delicious twist on a classic treat! This stars and stripes dessert cake, featured in a 1994 recipe, is perfect for your Fourth of July festivities.

There’s no baking needed, because you use slices of store-bought pound cake, along with whipped topping (or whipped cream, if you prefer).

Topped with lots of delicious bright and colorful strawberries and blueberries, this patriotic cake not only looks festive but also tastes amazing.

Flag cakes, or Stars & Stripes cakes, are easy to put together, fun to eat — and make for great photos. Follow along below for step-by-step instructions to create this delightful dessert that will surely impress your guests and add a burst of red, white, and blue to your holiday spread.

Flag cakes: They’ll all want seconds on the Fourth!

They’ll all want seconds on the Fourth of July when you serve this festive and patriotic flag-design Stars & Stripes dessert! It’s also perfect for the Memorial Day and Labor Day holidays.

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Stars & stripes dessert Pound cake, berries & whipped topping (1994)

Stars & stripes dessert recipe, with pound cake, berries & whipped topping

Stars & stripes dessert Pound cake, berries & whipped topping (1994)

Flag cake with berry stars & stripes

Yield: 15 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Red, white and blue flag cakes are always fun to have for patriotic holidays, and this stars and stripes dessert - covered with bright berries - has one of the simplest recipes around!


  • 2 pints strawberries
  • 12 ounce pound cake loaf, cut into 8-12 slices
  • 1-1/3 cups blueberries
  • 12 ounces whipped topping, thawed


  1. Slice 1 cup of strawberries: halve remaining strawberries. Set aside.
  2. Line bottom of 12- x 8-inch glass baking dish with cake slices.
  3. Top with 1 cup of sliced strawberries, 1 cup blueberries and whipped topping.
  4. Arrange strawberry halves and remaining blueberries over the whipped topping to create a flag design (as shown).
  5. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 184Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 92mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 2gSugar: 18gProtein: 2g

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Flag dessert cake with strawberries and blueberries The classic recipe from the 1990s

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