4th of July Cakes
For a fantastic Independence Day, F&W offers delicious
cake recipes like coconut cake with saffron cream and
a deconstructed version of red velvet cake served
with cream cheese ice cream.
Easy 4th of July Cake Ideas
Angel food cake is virtually fat-free—it's made with egg whites but no yolks—yet becomes more decadent as it soaks up the sweet juices from a farm-stand-berry compote.
Use additional raspberries when figs are not in season.
Bryan Calvert grills supermoist lemon pound cake until crisp and toasty, then tops it with warm, tender grilled peaches and whipped cream.
Top Chef winner Kristen Kish makes her simple olive oil cake with deliciously fresh summer peaches. Read More
Alex Jones demands the very best just-picked plums for this incredibly moist almond cake. "You can also make it with all kinds of seasonal fruit, like cherries or apricots," he says.
Light and moist, with an irresistible crispy top, this buttermilk cake has sweet-tart berries in every bite and takes just 20 minutes to prep.
Elinor Klivans's creamy, tangy lemon cheesecake bars would definitely count as a success, plus they're portable enough to bring on a picnic.
Katie Lee loves to serve this cake with peaches, because the cake sops up the juices so nicely.
Pair Kristin Ferguson's deliciously fruity pineapple upside-down cake with store-bought ice cream or whipped cream for serving.
"Sometimes the cake buckles, and the top is full of sinks and holes," Martha Greenlaw says. "But put whipped cream on it and it looks perfect."
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