fresh berry trifle with star cutouts

Festive Summer Treats and Sweets

Publish Date July 1, 2024 1 Minute Read

What’s red, white and blue and totally sweet all over? These fabulous desserts that all call for the season’s freshest berries! Any one you pick is a sumptuous celebration of summer’s natural bounty — and a fitting grand finale to any Memorial Day or Fourth of July party. They’re all designed to be made ahead of time, so you can perform the pretty party trick of pulling out a spectacular dessert at just the right moment.

strawberry stack cake

Strawberry Stack Cake

This easy layer cake is so striking that guests will ooh and ahh. But the real secret? It uses a boxed cake mix to cut down guesswork and ensure a perfectly baked base.

berry slab pie

Fireworks Triple Berry Slab Pie

Feeding a crowd? Instead of making two pies, you can make one big, beautiful slab pie. And, it can be made up to a day ahead of time.

fruit trifle

Stars-and-Stripes Trifle

This no-cook dessert is sure to impress whether made in a trifle dish, glass bowl or individual cups. Simply assemble, then give it time to chill.

Red, White and Blue Bites

Adorably edible bites that are minimum on effort and maximum on effect.