The Fourth of July is the highlight of mid summer. This year will be different thanks to a global pandemic, but that’s no reason not to celebrate this great country of ours with a festive patriotic dessert. I have collected some amazing baked dessert recipes to share with you. Whether you’re looking for something cute, for the children, or something classy, for the adults with more sophisticated tastes, you’ll find something here. Click on the links below to learn how to make these treats. (If you’re looking for cookie recipes, you’ll find them in this post of Sweet Treats.)
I love how these layered cupcakes look. They’re so festive looking, and who doesn’t like cupcakes?
The pressure cooker is a great way to “bake” some cheesecakes. The individual serving sizes make these perfect for a buffet table, too.
This is a great way to get your kids to eat some fruit along with their dessert. They can help with the preparation, too. Doesn’t it look amazing?
Baking cupcakes in ice cream cones is always a hit with the kids, and big kids, too. These are perfect for the Fourth.
These cute star shaped shortbreads, combined with the fruit and cream are a cross between an eclair and a shortcake. Amazing!
A patriotic dessert doesn’t have to be complicated. This multi-colored layer cake is a simple, yet festive, dessert you can easily prepare for the Fourth.
This is a very creative way to decorate cupcakes for the holiday. There’s a secret ingredient that even causes some popping in your mouth. It’s perfect for the Fourth of July.
This is a variation on the usual sugar cookie crust that’s so often used to make a dessert pizza. It’s delicious, too.
I love how these cupcakes are decorated, so they look like a firecracker that’s exploded in the sky. These are so much fun, and the kids can help with the decorating.
This cookie bar is unique. It uses red, white, and blue colored candy corn instead of the usual coated chocolate candies. I don’t know about you, but I love candy corn.
This is one of our family’s old traditions for 4th of July. It’s a simple cake, and you don’t even need to take it out of the pan until you put a piece on a plate.
These are a simple, and festive dessert. This is the recipe for you if you want an easy dessert. It’s really just two steps.
This is an amazing idea. A fruit pizza that looks like the American flag is the perfect dessert for Independence Day.
This is an amazing and elegant dessert. If you’re serving a group that wouldn’t be impressed by a firework cupcake, or a flag dessert, this is for you. It’s beautiful.
This is another more adult dessert. Everyone loves cupcakes, and using fresh berries on top of these, makes them look subtly festive without going overboard. (Something that I have often been accused of.)
This is another poke cake, but unlike the one above, it has two colors of jello, so the cake is more colorful. It’s easier to decorate than our version, but it still looks festive. Plus, the frosting has cream cheese in it. This is a winner.
A combination of frosting colors makes these cupcakes look very festive. My children love colorful cupcakes. These are a great choice for the Fourth.
This site has a complete tutorial how to make this amazing American Flag Cake. If you want to give this a try, make sure to check out the post by clicking on the photo above.
What do you think of this collection of baked desserts for the Fourth? (I know, technically, the cheesecake isn’t baked. It’s cooked in the pressure cooker, but I claim to “bake” potatoes in the pressure cooker, so I consider the cheesecake baked.) Do you have a favorite on this list? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
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Thanks for visiting Patty Cake’s Pantry. Happy 4th of July!