4th of July Cake

It’s that time of year again…   it’s time I make my favorite cake!

If you want to make the original recipe that I made for years, keep on scrolling! But this year, I decided to switch it up and LOVE the results. The base is a box cake and it was SO easy and delicious.

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Betty Crocket Super Moist White Cake Mix

-3 eggs

-1/2 cup of sour cream

-1/2 cups of of melted butter

-3 cups of cold milk

-1 bag of sweetened coconut (optional)

-1 container of fresh strawberries

-1 container of fresh strawberries

-Small box of vanilla instant pudding

-8oz of Cool Whip


1. Set oven to 350º

2. Spray 9×13 pan with spray

3. Make a Betty Crocket Super Moist White cake mix. Except you’re going to do 3 eggs, 1/2 cup of sour cream, 1/2 cup of melted butter, and 1 cup of cold milk with the cake mix instead of following the instructions!

4. Bake for 30 minutes (or per package instructions)

5. Wash strawberries and blueberries and cut strawberries

6. Once cake has completely cooled, make the frosting

7. Mix together 2 cups of milk and a small box of vanilla instant pudding (3.4 oz)

8. Add 8 oz of Cool Whip to the bowl and mix all together

9. Spread over cake

10. Add layer of sweetened coconut

11. Arrange flag formation

It is seriously SO easy and delicious and will be a hit at any party! 

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Here is the old recipe I’ve used in years past too! This is great if you’d rather make the cake from scratch!

The base cake recipe is from one of my favorite cookbooks- Favorites


  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar, less 1 tablespoon
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Mix dry ingredients together well then add:

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Beat together for 1.5 minutes and add:

  • 3 eggs

Beat for another 1.5 minutes. Pour into greased and floured cake pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then remove from pan to finish cooling.


Combine in top of double boiler:

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water

Place over boiling water and beat with an electric beater for 7 to 8 minutes.

  • Add 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Remove pan from boiling water and frost cake

(may need to beat once more while frosting cake to keep frosting smooth)

Once frosted, cover the cake with sweetened coconut. 

Then arrange the fruit (blueberries + strawberries) to look like our beautiful flag!