4th of July Red, White & Blue Pound Cake Dessert

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Of all the cakes I’ve ever baked, pound cake has never been one of them. My first introduction to this style of cake was the Sara Lee frozen pound cakes, which I find to be quite tasty. Until I tasted a real pound cake. Like made from scratch, warm and buttery fresh out of the oven. Boy was I missing out! And you are too if you’ve never bothered to bake one!

Just in time for 4th of July celebrations, I decided to try out the Paula Deen Pound Cake recipe to decorate with a simple red, white and blue glaze.

4th of July Pound Cake

Beyond the crusty, golden exterior lies a moist but heavy cake that will just melt in your mouth … and probably go straight to you love handles after you see home much butter and sugar goes into this recipe.

Moist Butter Pound Cake

The best part of making this cake for 4th of July celebrations is you can decorate it however you want. Red, white and blue sprinkles or jimmies would look fabulous, maybe even some silk flowers poking out the center but I just went with a basic glaze that I typically use on sugar cookies. By mixing powdered sugar and just enough milk to make a very thick glaze, you can drip it down the sides of the cake. It’s also pretty interesting the way the puddles of glaze made a design around the cake edges.

Red White Blue Pounde Cake

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  1. says

    Beautiful with the decorative touches and I love the idea of being able to customize it for whatever the occasion. Did you see Paula Deen on Food Network Star last night? I love her cooking and she is just adorable.

  2. says

    I can just taste that pound cake. Yum. I’ve never tried to bake a pound cake, nor can I make an icing glaze. I have to frost my sugar cookies with store bought icing. (Tacky, aren’t I?)

  3. Misty VanEpps says

    BEAUTIFUL! I love it… will definitely be making this for our friends. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Janice Cooper says

    That cake has my mouth watering (lol!). It looks beautiful and delicious!! This would be a crowd pleaser at a 4th of July party or picnic.

  5. Faride says

    This cake looks so delicious. I’m definitely trying this on 4th of July

  6. Lindsay S says

    Pound cake is such a family favorite in our house. We adore it! I’m always looking for ways to make it more scrumptious and festive! Thank you so much for this wonderful July 4th idea :-D

  7. says

    This is fabulous! It reminds me of bursting fireworks, totally appropriate for a 4th of July picnic :) Did you just dribble each color one at a time to get that effect?

  8. says

    Oh, Cat! That is so pretty! I have no doubt it’s full of butter if its from Paula Deen! LOL YUM!

  9. Robin Quick says

    Ive never seen this before with the colors! How cute !!! Think I will try this one!