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American flag cake dessert recipe

Memorial Day Desserts

Looking for a patriotic dessert that's perfect for your Memorial Day celebration? An American flag cake topped with fresh blueberries and strawberries makes this the perfect refreshment for a summer backyard BBQ. Here's how to make it:



  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and prepare a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil and water. Mix until the batter is smooth.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  4. Let the cake cool completely before frosting.
  5. Spread a layer of whipped cream frosting over the entire top of the cake.
  6. Use the blueberries to create a rectangle of stars in the top left corner of the cake.
  7. Arrange the sliced strawberries in rows to create the red stripes on the rest of the cake.
  8. Serve chilled and enjoy!

And there you have it! In no time you can create a crowd-pleasing, Memorial Day cake. Consider your sweet tooth satisfied. Shop all the ingredients in-store, online or in our app and get baking in time for the big cookout.

Explore more for Memorial Day

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer. Shop for Memorial Day party food favorites at your local Tom Thumb.

Memorial Day is a national holiday created to honor those who died while serving in the U.S. military. This holiday has become a time for rest and relaxation, family and friends and cookouts and socializing. Memorial Day is a great time to fire up the grill. You can throw just about any protein on the grill for a great time, including chicken, beef, shrimp, pork, turkey and fish. It doesn’t stop there, of course, since fruits and vegetables grill up nicely too! Turn to asparagus, carrots, corn on the cob, potatoes, mushrooms, eggplant and more.

Let your imagination run wild with new takes on old favorites. Hot dogs are a great way to feed a hungry crowd while letting them customize their meal. Treat the whole table to a wide array of Memorial Day dessert options, including apple pie, blueberry pie, cherry pie, cookies, cake and ice cream. A little whipped cream only makes dessert sweeter.

There’s plenty of ways to make a Memorial Day feast uniquely yours. Buy all the ingredients for the grill (and beyond) at your local Tom Thumb.

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