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Red, White and Blue Layered Jello Cake for 4th of July

This recipe for Red, White, and Blue Layered Jello Cake is a delightful dessert for the 4th of July and other patriotic holidays like Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Nothing is more festive for dessert on the 4th of July than a recipe that involves layers of red, white and blue. This refrigerated Red, White and Blue Layered Jello Cake is fluffy and refreshing on a hot summer day. It’s perfect to serve at a backyard barbecue or summer picnic on Independence Day before you light sparklers and enjoy a fireworks display.

Red, White and Blue 4th of July Jello Cake

How to make a red, white and blue jello cake

You’ll find a complete recipe card for this cake at the end of the post, but first let’s go over what you’ll need. Plus I’ll also share some tips and ideas to customize this recipe for your party or event.

What You Need:

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Kitchen Tools:

Ingredients Needed

Side view of a red, white and blue layered cake for Independence Day

Make the cake a day ahead of time

Red, White and Blue Layered Jello Cake is incredibly easy to make, though it requires preparing at least a day before your 4th of July festivities. You need to allow at least four hours between layers for the Jello to properly set.

preparation tips and ideas

  • This recipe calls for an angel food cake. You can make one yourself, or do like I did and buy one already prepared at the grocery store.
  • Don’t put the sprinkles on too soon or the coloring may start to melt into your whipped topping layer.
  • Instead of sprinkles, you could use strawberries and blueberries to create an American flag across the top of the cake.
  • You could also try adding chopped strawberries or blueberries into the appropriate layers of the cake if you want to increase the fruit flavor of the cake. I haven’t tried that, though, so let me know how it goes if you do.
A slice of cake topped with whipped topping and sprinkles. The cake has layers of red white and blue for Independence Day.

Serving Suggestions for Red, White and Blue Layered Jello Cake

Here are a few ideas for serving the Red, White and Blue Layered Jello Cake:

  • Let the cake set on the counter for several minutes before serving so it’s easier to cut.
  • I made this cake in a 9 x 13″ glass cake pan, but you could give it a try in individual cups or a large trifle bowl.
  • Serve Red, White and Blue Layered Jello Cake for other Patriotic holidays and events like Memorial Day, Labor Day and Veteran’s Day.
  • Try using other colors and flavors of Jello to make variations of this cake for other holidays.

HOW DO I STORE THE Jello CAKE?

Cover the cake and keep it in your refrigerator. It will last for up to a week in the fridge.

Overhead shot of a 9 x 13 inch glass pan filled with a layered jello cake covered in whipped topping and sprinkles for a 4th of July barbecue
A delicious piece of red, white and blue layered jello cake for 4th of July
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Red, White and Blue Layered Jello Cake for 4th of July

This recipe for Red, White and Blue Layered Jello Cake is a delightful dessert for 4th of July and other patriotic holidays like Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Prep Time20 mins
Refrigeration Time10 hrs
Total Time10 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 4th of July, jello cake, patriotic dessert
Servings: 16
Calories: 137kcal
Author: Carrie Ypma

Ingredients

  • 1 angel food cake prepared
  • 3 oz berry blue Jello
  • 3 oz strawberry Jello
  • 4 cups Water
  • 16 oz tub of whipped topping
  • Red white and blue sprinkles

Instructions

  • Cut half of the angel food cake into cubes.
  • Prepare the berry blue Jello following the instructions on the side of the box, but don’t refrigerate yet.
  • Gently fold the angel food cake cubes into the liquid Jello.
  • Spread the Jello cake mixture in a lightly greased 9 x 13″ glass baking dish.
  • Refrigerate for four hours until the Jello is set.
  • While the blue layer is setting, cut the remaining angel food cake into cubes and set aside for later.
  • After the blue layer has solidified, spread half of the whipped topping across the blue layer. Put the glass pan in the freezer for 1-2 hours until the whipped topping has hardened.
  • Prepare the strawberry Jello following the instructions on the side of the box. Again while the Jello is still a liquid, gently fold the remaining angel food cake cubes into the strawberry Jello. Spread the strawberry Jello over the whipped topping.
  • Refrigerate for four hours until the Jello is set.
  • Frost with remaining whipped topping. Top with red, white and blue sprinkles. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece | Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 182mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg
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A fork taking a bite off the corner of a layered cake in red, white and blue colors

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Originally published June 2015. Updated June 2018. Photos updated February 2020.

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