Pound Cake Stars for the 4th of July

    4th of July Dessert: Star Cakes Recipe

    These pound cake stars are the perfect 4th of July dessert to celebrate with this Independence Day. They’re a simple treat to whip up and the kids will love helping you decorate them.

    To create these mini star cakes, you’ll want to use pound cake slices, a star cookie cutter, whipped cream, and fresh berries.

    You’re free to make the pound cake yourself or you can buy a pre-sliced loaf at the grocery store. Pound cake slices like these can typically be found in your grocery store’s bakery section.

    Once you’ve cut out the star shapes from your pound cake, you’ll simply smear some whipped cream on top (homemade or store-bought), then decorate the stars with fresh strawberry slices and blueberries.

    We recommend only decorating the star cakes shortly before you’re going to serve them, as fresh berries tend to bleed into the cream when they’re stored overnight. You can assemble this 4th of July dessert a few hours before you’ll be serving them, then keep them refrigerated until dessert time.


    Cook time: 0 minutes
    Prep time: 10 minutes
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    1. Use a 3" star-shaped cookie cutter to cut out a star from each pound cake slice.
    2. Use a butter knife or offset spatula to smear some whipped cream all over the top of each star.
    3. Apply a strawberry slice to each star tip. Then place 3 to 4 blueberries in the center of the stars. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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    Born and raised in Southern California, Beeta has embraced a healthy lifestyle focused on farm-to-table cooking, natural products, and wellness routines. When she's not writing up recipes or discussing the latest natural living trends, Beeta enjoys spending time trying new restaurants, traveling with family and friends, and relaxing at home with her furry companion.