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Make an American flag cake dessert

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 box of white cake mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 container of whipped cream frosting


  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.

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Make Memorial Day 2024 a holiday to remember 

This Memorial Day, the grill is the star of the show. Shop for the essentials you need for burgers, sides, chips and dip, snacks and desserts at your local tomthumb. Planning a great party is easier when you have everything ready to go. Speaking of Memorial Day food that’s ready to go, start with chips and dip. Ready to serve dips give everyone at the party easy snacking options. Pick up a few different flavors to make sure everyone has something they like. You don’t have to stop at chips; Veggie trays are great finger food and add in some variety.

It just wouldn’t be Memorial Day without firing up the grill! Load up burgers, hot dogscorn on the cob, shrimp, veggies on skewers and even fruit. The grill really imparts a rich, smoky flavor that adds something special to every dish.

Memorial Day dessert options are plentiful, from beautifully decorated cakes to brownies, ice cream, cupcakes and pies. Just like sides for the big day, you can mix and match desserts to your heart’s content.

No matter what your Memorial Day food plans include, spending time with the people who matter most is never a bad idea. Shop today for Memorial Day essentials at your local tomthumb and set yourself up for a peaceful time with friends and family.