If you’re attending or throwing a 4th of July bash and looking for a recipe to wow your guests, check out these recipes. Some simple, a few more complex they will be the talk of the party.
This first cake recipe from Betty Crocker uses 2 boxes of white cake mix, strawberries, blueberries, food coloring, and white frosting. It looks like an innocent white cake… until you cut into it. Easy to make, it’s a real show stopper!
You can find the recipe and instructions here
Remember Poke Cakes from the ’70′s? If you don’t, basically they consisted of poking holes into a freshly baked cake of varying depths. You would then pour jello over the cake so that the holes were filled with color and fruit flavor. This recipe uses a scratch baked cake, but you could easily make it with a white boxed cake mix. The recipe goes a little upscale from the original poke cake by adding a syrup made from fresh fruit. Iced with whipped cream it’s a light dessert for a hot summer day. You can find the recipe at Tide and Thyme
If cake really isn’t your thing, here are some cute ideas using fresh fruits. This first one uses strawberries, blueberries, and banana slices or marshmallows. If you use the banana slices be sure to squeeze some lemon juice over them so they don’t turn brown before you serve them. This idea came from Party City, they have some other cute 4th of July ideas as well.
I think these 4th of July strawberries are sooo cute! The berries are dipped in white chocolate and then in blue sugar. You can make your own blue sugar by adding a couple of drops of food coloring to 1/2 cup white sugar, and mixing well. You can find the instructions at “The Sisters Cafe”
These watermelon stars are cute as well. Depending on the crowd at your party you could either soak them in your booze of choice, or not. I would go with a white alcohol like vodka, or…I saw watermelon soaked in tequila and sprinkled with sea salt. That would be pretty awesome! If you would like instructions go to Domestic Fits.
Speaking of booze, check out these 4th of July jello shots! They use red and blue jello, with a white layer using condensed milk, pomegranate vodka, and blue curacao. I wouldn’t mind! You can find the recipe at Better Recipes.
Not into booze? Here’s another beverage with a 4th of July theme. Made with blue Gatorade, cranberry juice, and Sprite it sounds pretty refreshing too! Find out how to make it at She Knows
I hope you found some recipes to inspire your own 4th of July celebrations! If you would like some free printable 4th of July decorations you can find a great list of sites with cupcake covers, banners, and more through Dollar Store Crafts
Hope you have a Happy 4th of July!!! I’m looking forward to some fireworks, good friends, and good music for the 4th of July this year. First year in a while that I haven’t had to work. Party time!