Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Last Minute 4th of July Treats!

Tonight at church, we had a small celebration for the 4th of July. It was a fun gathering, and we enjoyed singing songs, playing American history trivia games, and eating great food. Cheryl and I made my most favorite sheet cake, and I thought I would share the recipe since it is so easy, festive, and delicious!

For the cake, all you need is a white cake mix. Follow the directions accordingly and bake in a 29 X 12 inch pan at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. After the cake cools, ice with the most amazing frosting. This is what really makes the cake.

  • 2 packages of cream cheese
  • 4 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 large container of cool whip (I think it's 16 oz...make sure it is the large container or else the frosting is too thick)

Preparation Instructions

Use a mixer to blend the ingredients and then frost your cake! For best results, chill the cake for 2-4 hours before serving. And, if you would like to make your cake patriotic, place strawberries and blueberries like so:
If this seems too time consuming, you could always dip strawberries into white chocolate and then coat them with blue sprinkles. So cute!
The final dessert I love is a healthier option from the Pioneer Woman. It's a wonderful yogurt cream that is perfect with strawberries and blueberries.


  • 1-1/2 cup Plain, Unflavored Yogurt
  • 1-1/4 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 cup (to 3/4 Cup) Brown Sugar
  • Blueberries (or Other Fruit Of Your Choice)

Preparation Instructions

First, pour the yogurt into a bowl and then add the cream.  Carefully whisk the two ingredients until it is nice and thick.
After this is done, sprinkle the brown sugar evenly over the top of the yogurt mixture. This is very important: do not stir the mixture. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and tightly seal the edges. Place in the refrigerator for at least three or four hours.
Once the mixture has chilled, whisk the ingredients all together and serve over blueberries and strawberries (or any fruit of your choosing).
Enjoy! I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July!

(p.s. Ezra and Elliott slept for 13 hours last night!)

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