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. This cake looks gorgeous! (And yummy!)

  2. This is co cute! Love the idea!

  3. That cake is amazing. It looks almost too good to eat.

  4. 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.

  5. 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?)

  6. Wendi says:

    that looks yummy I will have to do that my kids would love it

  7. Aweseom Cat!

  8. So pretty, Cat! Your pictures make me want a piece.

  9. Cat
    The presentation of your cake is absolutely beautiful. It looks just like fireworks are shooting out of it.

  10. wow so delicious cake.

  11. I’ve made Paula Deen’s pound cake before and you are right. Oh so delicious but so sinful.

  12. Donna B. says:

    Very pretty glazing technique! :)

  13. Wow…incredible! It looks delicious!

  14. Saran says:

    I love it! it looks so pretty!!

  15. Misty VanEpps says:

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

  16. 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.

  17. Jennifer H says:

    that is so freaking cute! Very creative. :)

  18. That looks really delish and appropriate for the 4th of July.

  19. Beautiful!

  20. Just Coupons says:

    Very festive! Great for a 4th of July picnic. Great job!!

  21. Cute!

  22. Faride says:

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

  23. 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

  24. This is so unique and looks so delicious at the same time. I LOVE that it is festive for the 4th of July.

  25. 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?

  26. Beautiful, Cat! Save me a slice!

  27. This looks like it tastes amazing & it’s just plain pretty to look at!

  28. I love this idea! It looks delicious!

  29. Gorgeous!!

  30. ok, that cake is just gorgeous!

    happy july 4th!

  31. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing on Momtrends and have a great 4th!

  32. I think this is one of my favorite red, white and blue desserts I’ve seen this month!!!

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

  34. Now THAT is cool, Cat!!!

  35. Robin Quick says:

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

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