This NO BAKE RED WHITE AND BLUE CAKE is made with pound cake, whipped topping, and lots of fresh summer berries!
Summer is finally here and for me that means lots of cook outs and dinners sitting out on the deck enjoying the sunshine with my family. I don’t know about you but I love the sun and the warm weather and I try to soak up every minute of it which means I don’t like to spend all of my time in the kitchen cooking away over a hot stove. In the summer I do most of my cooking on the grill, or sometimes in a crockpot (that keeps the kitchen nice and cool!), and I make simple desserts with fresh ingredients like this No Bake Red White and Blue Cake.
Isn’t it so pretty? Now there are a few ways you can make this but I like to keep it super simple because again, I’d rather be outside in the sunshine….but I still want dessert! 😉 I use a store bought pound cake and whipped topping along with fresh berries to keep it quick but if you have a favorite pound cake recipe, or if you want to make it with homemade whipped cream go for it! I do suggest making a stabilized whipped cream if you do because it will hold up much better, especially if you are taking this to a summer party.
Whether you make your own pound cake or buy one from the store you follow the same steps. Slice the cake into three layers, then to the bottom piece add whipped topping and a layer of blueberries. Add a little more whipped topping on top of the blueberries and then place the middle piece on it. Add another layer of whipped topping, then sliced strawberries, and more whipped topping, and place the last piece of cake on top. Then add more whipped topping and lots of fruit on top for a beautiful, no bake cake. All of those gorgeous berries make this cake great for the whole summer and the colors make it perfect for Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day. Make it for all of your summer parties this year I guarantee there won’t be leftovers.
- 1 Pound Cake
- 1 container (about 3 cups) Cool Whip (store bought or homemade)
- 1 pint Blueberries
- 2 pint Strawberries
- Slice pound cake into 3 layers.
- Add a layer of Cool Whip, a thick layer of sliced strawberries, and another layer of Cool Whip.
- Place the top piece of pound cake and top with more Cool Whip and whole strawberries.
- Sprinkle with lemon zest.
Check out a few more recipes that will keep you out of the kitchen this summer!