This Patriotic Tunnel Cake is a quick and easy dessert for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, or anytime! It’s filled with fresh whipped cream, strawberries, and blueberries!
The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays; parades, family, friends, fireworks, and food…you can’t forget the food! With the 4th of July a little over 3 weeks away I’ve teamed up with the top food, DIY, and craft bloggers to bring you the #ultimateredwhiteandblue roundup. For the roundup I’m sharing my easy Patriotic Tunnel Cake that wil help make party prep a snap.
My parents know how to throw a mean 4th of July party. Growing up their parties were filled with family, friends, volleyball, croquet, water balloon tosses, watermelon seed spitting contests, and awesome food. I remember my mom always had a game plan where most of her prep work was done the night before so she could enjoy the party. This is a cake I could see her making, it’s semi-homemade, quick & easy, and super delicious.
Cook’s Note – Patriotic Cake:
- The frosting on the cake will start to melt if left out for more than 2 hours, less if in the heat. So keep it in the fridge until just before serving.
- This cake comes together in a snap, see the how-to picture below.
- 1 store bought or prepared angel food cake (about 10-inches)
- 2 cups whipping cream
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 (8-ounce) brick cream cheese, softened
- ⅓ cup powdered sugar
- ½ cup chopped strawberries, plus more for garnish
- ½ cup blueberries, plus more for garnish
- Using a serrated knife cut off the top 1 inch of cake crosswise; set aside (see picture above).
- Using a paring knife, cut all around the cake 1 inch from the inner edge. DO NOT cut all the way through the bottom, leave a 1-inch-thick cake base on the bottom. Repeat and cut 1 inch from the outer edge.
- Remove the cake from the cut cake ring, leaving about a 1-inch base at the bottom.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer add the whipping cream and vanilla, whip on medium-high until stiff peaks form, about 4-5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and set aside. Using the same stand mixer bowl, add the cream cheese and powdered sugar and mix on medium speed until smooth and cream, about 2 minutes. Fold in the whipped cream until combined.
- In a small bowl add 1 cup of the Cream Cheese Whipped Cream Frosting. Fold in the berries and fill the cake cavity.
- Add the cake top back on and frost the entire cake with the remaining frosting and garnish with reserved berries.
- Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.
Now that you’ve checked out my wicked easy Patriotic Cake, go check out what other awesome food, DIY, and craft bloggers have created for the Red, White, and Blue Roundup.
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