Berry Fourth of July Flag Cake
PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOK TIME: 35 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 45 minutes
NUTRITION FACTS (per serving):
434 Calories • 38g Total Fat
34g Carbohydrates • 9g Fiber
9g Net Carbs • 10g Protein
Looking for the ultimate summertime dessert for your 4th of July Picnic? Or are you simply craving a perfectly sweet, berry kissed cake that fits into your low-carb eating plan? Kick your FOMO to the curb while impressing your guests, and your taste buds, with this super easy-to-prepare, fluffy textured cake smothered in a smooth, creamy frosting and decorated with seasonal berries. Not only do berries add flavor and visual appeal, but they pack a real nutritional punch (loaded with antioxidant activity, low in carbs, packed with fiber) making them the perfect addition to this decadent low-carb cake. We’re calling BS on “you can’t have your cake and eat it too”!
- 2 bags HighKey Blueberry Muffin Mix
- 8 large eggs
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
- ½ cup melted coconut oil
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup powdered erythritol
- 3-4 tablespoons heavy cream, for thinning
- ½ teaspoon almond extract
- 8 large strawberries, thinly sliced
- 50 blueberries
Allergen disclaimer: Dairy, Almonds, Coconut, Eggs
- Preheat the oven to 350° F. Grease a 9x13 baking dish
- In a large bowl, combine the cake ingredients and mix until smooth. Transfer to the prepared pan and transfer to the oven. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool completely before icing the cake.
- To make the frosting, beat the cream cheese and butter together until fluffy and smooth. Add in the powdered erythritol and almond extract. Mix well then thin out to your desired consistency with the heavy cream.
- Ice the cooled cake with the frosting then arrange the blueberries and strawberries on top to resemble the pattern of a flag or whatever pattern you desire. Store refrigerated for up to 5 days.
Lauren Lester is a food photographer, recipe developer, and author. She is the founder of the creative content agency, Healthful Creative. HC specializes in helping food centered brands share their story through recipe development + food photography. Apart from Healthful Creative, she is also the co-founder of the Keto website, Cast Iron Keto.