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No July 4th cookout is complete without a summery dessert. And this is maybe the perfect treat! Our flag cake recipe is decorated with fresh berries and a honey whipped cream that is the perfect twist on a classic frosting.

The gelatin in the whipped cream allows for stiff peaks and a perfect sheen that will make your cake look amazing. You can use any berries for the cake but blueberries, strawberries and raspberries are classic.

The cake and whipped cream can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge overnight, and it can be assembled the day of your party. The only thing that is missing is a Red, White & Boozy Margaritas.

Gave this cake a try? Let us know how it came out in the comments below!

Editor’s note: This intro was updated to add more information about the dish on June 29, 2022.

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  • 2 1/2 c.

    unbleached all-purpose flour

  • 1 1/2 tsp.

    baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp.

    kosher salt

  • 1 c.

    unsalted butter

  • 1 c.

    whole milk

  • 1/2 tsp.

    pure vanilla extract

  • 4

    large eggs

  • 2 c.

    granulated sugar

Honey Whipped Cream

  • 1 tsp.

    unflavored gelatin

  • 4 tsp.

    cold water

  • 1 c.

    heavy cream

  • 1/4 c.



  • c.

    quartered strawberries

  • 1 c.


  • 1/3 c.



    1. Step 1 Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 13×9 rectangular pan. In large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
    2. Step 2Place butter and milk in large microwave-safe bowl. Heat in microwave until butter is melted, about 2 minutes; set aside.
    3. Step 3Place eggs in stand-mixer bowl with the whisk attachment and beat until light and fluffy, about 4 to 5 minutes. Gradually add sugar and beat until well combined.
    4. Step 4Alternately add dry ingredients and milk mixture, starting and ending with flour. Pour into prepared pan and bake until cake tester inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 35 to 40 minutes.
    5. Step 5To make honey whipped cream: Place stand-mixer bowl in freezer to chill briefly.
    6. Step 6Place water in small microwave-safe shallow bowl and sprinkle gelatin on top. Let stand until gelatin has bloomed (about 5 minutes; mixture will become solid).
    7. Step 7Place bowl in microwave and heat on low for 10 seconds or until mixture dissolves to syrup consistency. Set aside to cool slightly.
    8. Step 8Place heavy cream in chilled stand mixer bowl and on medium-high speed beat until thick, about 2 to 3 minutes.
    9. Step 9Turn mixer to lowest setting and add in honey and beat until combined, about 1 minute.
    10. Step 10With the mixer still running, slowly add in gelatin mixture and beat until stiff peaks form, about 1 to 2 minutes.
    11. Step 11To assemble cake: Frost cake with honey whipped cream. Create blue corner with blueberries. Stripe cake with strawberries and raspberries.

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