4th of July Desserts

Add a delicious splash of red, white and blue to your table with Fourth of July desserts from Food Network.

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Ina's Flag Cake

Patriotic and delicious, there's no better centerpiece for your July Fourth celebration.

Get the Recipe: Flag Cake

Fruit-Tart Flag

Here's a new take on the classic flag cake: miniature tart shells filled with mascarpone cream, then decorated with blueberries and strawberries.

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Flag Cake

Decorate a sprinkle-filled cake with white chocolate frosting, strawberry stripes and blueberry stars.

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Watermelon Granita

This easy make-ahead dessert combines fresh watermelon with sugar and lemon to create an icy treat. Puree all of the ingredients, then freeze in a sheet pan. Rake and serve in cups.

Get the Recipe: Watermelon Granita

Red, White and Blueberry Trifle

Layer store-bought pound cake with homemade blueberry sauce, cream cheese topping and strawberries.

Get the Recipe: Red, White and Blueberry Trifle

Fireworks Red, White and Blue Daiquiris

Use frozen strawberries for the red base, blue Curacao liqueur for the middle layer and coconut sorbet with rum for the white topping in this patriotic cocktail.

Get the Recipe: Fireworks Red, White and Blue Daiquiris

Strawberry Rhubarb Shortcake

Layer a mixture of cooked rhubarb and strawberries with cake and freshly whipped cream.

Get the Recipe: Strawberry Rhubarb Shortcake

Milk Chocolate Banana Pudding

Make Bobby's pudding a day in advance because the layers will continue to develop their flavor. Layer homemade chocolate pastry cream with wafer cookies and bananas, then top with whipped cream just before serving.

Get the Recipe: Milk Chocolate Banana Pudding

Strawberry Mango Pound Cake Shortcakes

Toast pound cake with coconut in a skillet, then layer it with chopped mango and sliced strawberries.

Get the Recipe: Strawberry Mango Pound Cake Shortcakes

Peach-Plum Cobbler with Buttermilk Biscuits

Homemade biscuits are key to this delicious summer dessert. Arrange them over a peach-and-plum filling, then brush with buttermilk and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake until the biscuits are golden and the filling is bubbling.

Get the Recipe: Peach-Plum Cobbler With Buttermilk Biscuits

Red, White and Blue Cherry Pies

Keep your dessert all to yourself with these individual freeform pies that are full of cherry pie filling and topped with a fresh blueberry sauce.

Get the Recipe: Red, White, and Blue Cherry Pies

Crispy-Treat Cheesecake Bars

Sweeten your Fourth of July (or any celebration) with these crunchy-creamy bars. The cheesecake layer is the perfect ying to the yang of the crackly rice cereal. Make the bars a day ahead, then cut and top with berries before serving.

Get the Recipe: Crispy-Treat Cheesecake Bars

Red Velvet-Blueberry Ice Cream Pie

Skip the old-fashioned flag cake this year and make a red velvet-crusted pie with layers of blueberry sorbet and vanilla ice cream.

Get the Recipe: Red Velvet-Blueberry Ice Cream Pie

Star-Studded Berry Tarts

These individual fruit topped tarts make it easy to eat dessert with one hand and hold your drink with the other.

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Blueberry Buttermilk Bundt Cake

Serve up this blueberry-studded bundt cake with a side of macerated strawberries.

Get the Recipe: Blueberry Buttermilk Bundt Cake

Raspberry-Watermelon Terrine with Blueberry Sauce

Watermelon- and raspberry-infused gelatin are layered together, then topped with blueberry sauce.

Get the Recipe: Raspberry-Watermelon Terrine With Blueberry Sauce

Blackberry-Chip Ice Cream

Ree breaks down fresh blackberries to use in homemade ice cream. After churning in an ice cream maker, chop chocolate into chunks and stir into the ice cream. Transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze for several hours or overnight.

Get the Recipe: Blackberry Chip Ice Cream

Star Confetti Cookies

These simple sugar cookies hold their shape when baked, so your cut-outs will have nice, clean edges. Mixed with red, white and blue confetti stars, they're a festive treat for a patriotic celebration.

Get the Recipe: Star Confetti Cookies

Ice Cream Flag Cake

Make sure you have an audience when you cut into this Fourth of July dessert: Each slice is a cake-and-ice-cream flag!

Get the Recipe: Ice Cream Flag Cake

Stars-and-Stripes Cupcakes

This impressive dual-frosting detail is easier to re-create than you think. Filled with both colors of frosting at once, a plastic zip-top bag is all you need to pipe a celebratory swirl.

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Red, White and Woohoo!

Jazz up everyday sugar-cookie mix with food coloring for a patriotic take on a towering icebox cake.

Get the Recipe: Red, White and Woohoo!

Stars-and-Stripes Gelatin

Slice into this retro-inspired beauty at the end of your Independence Day cookout.

Get the Recipe: Stars-and-Stripes Gelatin

Red Velvet Fireworks Cake

A six-layer (!) cake totally coated in sprinkles has enough of a wow factor to rival the evening's annual fireworks display.

Get the Recipe: Red Velvet Fireworks Cake

Red, White and Blue Cake Roll

This twist on a classic dessert proves that swirls and stripes are even better together.

Get the Recipe: Red, White and Blue Cake Roll

Outrageous Brownies

Ina uses instant coffee granules to enhance the chocolate flavor in these five-star brownies. They're super simple to make and sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Get the Recipe: Outrageous Brownies

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