Perfect for Memorial Day or July 4th, Coconut Blueberry Raspberry Flag Cake made with a white velvet cake with whipped cream Greek yogurt cream cheese frosting. It’s a little lower in fat and calories.
Healthier Coconut Blueberry Raspberry Flag Cake is a fun and easy dessert for the 4th of July. I used my favorite white velvet cake recipe which I lightened a little as the base. The frosting is luscious and made almost half the calories of my normal frosting. I substituted some of the whipping cream for Greek yogurt, and it still came out delicious. I was so happy with the consistency and especially the taste. The decorations are super simple with seven raspberries stripes for the seven red stripes in the flag. The six white stripes are coconut. Yes if you are counting, I am short on the 50 stars, but I think it looks so pretty with the blueberries and coconut. I gently smashed (technical term) a little coconut on the side to make it look a little more fancy. It really took very little time.
My sweet little daughter came over and said how pretty it looked. I am not sure if that was her ploy for grabbing the bowl of frosting to lick or honest feedback. She did return the bowl with her face covered in frosting. I’ll take her compliment as positive. We were having a bunch of neighbors over for a BBQ, so I decided to debut the recipe with them. We have gotten quite a few new neighbors and are having a blast. Love that they all enjoy getting together and especially that the kids love to play. It is so cool to have my little one run out the door after school to play. She comes back for dinner, just like I did as a kid. That touch of freedom has done wonders for her self-confidence. Seems appropriate with this cake which to me is the symbol of our freedom.
Put this cake on your Independence Day menu. Your guests will love it.
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