Why not end your 4th of July celebration with a cake that looks like an American Flag? It would add to the patriotic theme of the day. Lucky Leaf , a company that makes easy to use dessert products including pie filling. They sent me their apple, cherry, and blueberry pie filling along with a couple of recipes. One was for an Angel Food Patriotic Delight and the other was their American Flag Cake. I decided to try out the flag cake with a few minor adaptations. The cake was simple and easy to make but looks impressive. Plus you can’t really loose with the combination of cake, whipped cream, and fruit.
The cake does not use up all of the pie filling. So, you could use the extra to make a small version of the Angel Food Patriotic Delight to go along with the cake. Or you could you the pie filling to make these yummy Fruit Pancake Roll Ups for breakfast the next day.
If pie filling isn’t your thing you can still follow the recipe. However, use fresh fruit in place of the pie filling. I found two great examples of this. One was at The Food Network and the other was at Betty Crocker. Then if you want to go for cake but want them in cupcake form you can try out the Patriotic Cupcakes. I made last year or add some blueberries to my Cupcake Shortcakes for a patriotic twist. I also found some cute ways to decorate the cupcakes at The Girl Who Ate Everything, Martha Stewart, and Divine Dinner Party.