Cherry Cheesecake Stars & Stripes Pancakes Recipe

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The Fourth of July is just about a week away! June seems to have flown by so quickly that I just realized the holiday is almost here. Every year our two favorite ways to celebrate the holiday is watching (and lighting) fireworks and creating fun red, white and blue themed recipes. On the 4th, the kids get an entire day full of colorful meals starting with breakfast. In the past I’ve we’ve made a Patriotic Checkerboard Cake, a Red White & Blue Glazed Pound Cake, Star Spangled Mini Pancake Stacks and my personal favorite, Red White & Blueberry Cheesecake Mason Jars.

4th of July Desserts

This year we’re continuing the tradition with a little help from Hungry Jack. They’ve got a special Stars & Stripes Funfetti Pancake mix that is so easy and fun for 4th of July recipes. I had a lot of ideas for ways to use this mix given the fact that my kids are pancake fanatics we stuck with a pancake recipe. I made it extra special with a cheesecake filling between the layers and a sweet cherry pie topping.

Cherry Cheesecake Stars and Stripes Pancakes

When you cut into the rich layers of pancake you get a red, white and blue surprise! Each pancake is packed with edible funfetti pieces that give these a festive colors.

Stars and Stripes Funfetti Pancakes

Cherry Cheesecake Pancakes Recipe
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Type: Breakfast
Serves: 4 pancake stacks with 3 pancakes each
  • 1 package Hungry Jack Stars & Stripes pancake mix
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup frozen whipped topping
  • 1 can cherry pie filling
  1. Prepare the cheesecake filling by combining the cream cheese and sugar with an electric mixer. Whisk until light and fluffy. Add whipped topping and mix just until incorporated. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Prepare pancakes as directed on package.
  3. Pipe a swirl of cheesecake mix over each pancake, stack and top with cherry pie filling.

Keep en eye out for the Hungry Jack Stars & Stripes Funfetti Pancake mix at your local grocery store, it’s only available for a limited time.


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  1. Elena says

    I like strawberries, blueberries and marshmallow dessert kabobs
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  2. Sarah W says

    A large romaine lettuce salad with strawberries (red), blueberries (blue) and feta cheese (white) with a berry vinaigrette.

  3. Mary Beth Elderton says

    I sometimes make a cake topped with strawberries (red) and frosting (white) stripes with blueberry (blue) “stars.” It’s sort of a stylized flag.

  4. Jennifer K. C. says

    My favorite red white and blue dish is probably strawberry shortcake with homemade whipped cream and blueberries… yuuuuuuuummmmm

  5. Jeana O'donnell-Murphy says

    I love the angel food cake with cool whip and strawberries and blueberries!

  6. Christina says

    I love this cake that my aunt makes…. its a white cake with strawberries, blueberries and a cool whip type of frosting. She makes it completely from scratch though and its so GOOD. I’ve tried to make it and it never tastes the same… I swear she gave me the wrong recipe lol

  7. Alicia says

    Flag cake, made with jello cake , strawberries, blueberries and whip cream! :D

  8. says

    I <3 the No-bake Berry Cream Pies in Jars from Marla over at Family Fresh Cooking!!{}

  9. gretchen lucas says

    red- cherry anything,- white – white corn, blue- blueberry muffins

  10. Deirdre says

    I love fruit pizza made with a sugar cookie dough base, cream cheese/sour cream topping and fresh berries.

  11. Julie Davis says

    I love the american flag decorated angel food cake with strawberries and blueberris

  12. Heather Hayes Panjon says

    Flag Cake Made With Red Jello , Blueberries, And Whipped Cream!

  13. Wanda McHenry says

    Grilled (various) cheese stuffed tomatoes topped with blueberries!

  14. Kay M says

    Strawberry and blueberry crepes with cream cheese filling, topped with whipped cream.

  15. amy pugmire says

    I love to make red white and blue cake pops and lay them on a tray in the shape of an american flag

  16. Sheryl says

    My favorite is a trifle made with strawberries, blueberries, pound cake, coolwhip.

  17. Leann Lindeman says

    Last year on the 4th I made blackberry and raspberry turnovers… yummy!

  18. says

    For the fourth of July I love to make a trifle with angel food cake, blueberries, strawberries and whipped cream.

  19. Shelley says

    My favorite red, white and blue meal is the flag cake decorated with strawberries and blueberries. I also like the firecracker popsicles! :)

  20. Tanya Phillips says

    I like to use a trifle dish and cube up angel food cake layered with strawberries, blueberries, and cool whip :)

  21. erica says

    saw a recipe for blueberry, strawberry and jicama salad that we will be trying this year!

  22. ellen says

    Hmmm I would have to say pancakes (white) blueberries (blue) and strawberriees (red)

  23. michele says

    I’ve been making the red white and blue cake for like forever lol! But this recipe sounds like a new favorite, can ‘t wait to try! Thanks!

  24. says

    My favorite Red White and Blue meal is in fact, Pancakes with strawberries and blueberries! We have it for breakfast every Fourth of July! But this year I think I will make the Cherry Cheesecake Pancakes recipe! Yumm!!

  25. says

    My favorite Red White and blue meal is a strawberry (red), blueberry (blue) and processo (for the white) gelatin. But I have a feeling your Cherry Cheese Stars Stripes Pancakes would be the winner once I try it. :) Looks so decadent and delicious.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  26. Carole Resnick says

    I make a Liberty Trifle wach July 4th. It has strawberries (red), blueberries (blue) and whipped cream (white).

  27. Amber says

    Oh my gosh! That looks SO delicious. I need to try those. I usually will make angelfood cake, and drizzle red and blue berries on top with a dollop of fresh whipped cream. Thanks!

  28. Leanna Morris says

    Angel food cake with strawberries, blue berries and cool whip or vanilla ice cream

  29. Kim Henrichs says

    My mom always made a cheesecake with half blueberries and half cherries on top. I make it now for work!

  30. Julie says

    a little cookie with cream cheese , cool whip and marshmallow cream slathered on and topped with a raspberry, blackberry and a little blueberry

  31. D Schmidt says

    I like to make a trifle with layers of strawberry jello, blueberries and cool whip!

  32. Evie Sells says

    A salad of lettuce, Red raspberries , strawberries, feta cheese, blueberries, walnuts, red onions and blueberry sauce over it.

  33. Sunnie says

    I don’t know, that’s a weird question, Id say strawberries and blueberries with whipped cream.

  34. Diane Steiger says

    My Fav would probably be Ice Cream that normally comes out during the Fouth celebrations

  35. Anne says

    I have a few “red, white, and blue” desserts I love, but I can’t think of any meals… Ah Ha! How about tomato-based chili (red), served with sour cream (white) and (blue) corn chips? LOL

  36. Amanda Rauch says

    When my son was younger we always made that flag cake for 4th of July. It was always so much fun to make it together; that is definitely my favorite!!

  37. Sue K. says

    My favorite red, white and blue meal would be greek yogurt parfaits with strawberries and blueberries!

  38. Cheryl Abdelnour says

    my fav is the 4th of July Red, White & Blue Pound Cake Dessert. very pretty!!

  39. Tammy S says

    We mad a cheesecake with fresh blueberries and strawberries from our garden on top. It is amazing.

  40. Virginia Rowell says

    My favorites are watermelon, blueberry cheesecake and and whipped cream topped apple pie.

  41. Marti Parks says

    My favorite red,white and blue meal is strawberries, blueberries and whipped cream.

  42. Natalie S says

    Jello cake! Or pancakes with strawberries blueberries and whip cream

  43. Samantha Daleo says

    I love steak with RED wine followed promptly followed by a bowl of WHITE cool whip and BLUEberries:)

  44. C.j. says

    red velvet cupcakes, white chocolate fudge cookies, and blue moon ice cream- yes dessert is a meal to me!

  45. Natalie J Vandenberghe says

    My favorite red, white, and blue meal is a cheesecake with strawberries & blueberries on top–so delicious!

  46. Karen R says

    I guess strawberries, and blueberries with vanilla ice cream would be good. Add a banana and chocolate topping and we’re talking yummy!

  47. Darlene Jones-Nelson says

    I make this red (strawberries) on white frosting cake with Blue Berries!

  48. jules p says

    our favorite red white and blue meal is: red velvet cake, vanilla icecream (white) topped with blueberry sauce. yum!!!

  49. debbie says

    I like cherry tomatoes, pasta, tuna and feta cheese salad with fruit (strawberries and blueberries) shortcake.

  50. Lori Z. says

    Favorite red white and blue meal would involve strawberries and blueberries–they’re great. My son and I always get “Patriot” smoothies at our local shop and it’s blended strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and a bit of lemon juice–yum!

  51. June Lisle says

    I like those soft sugar cookies that Albtersons sells with red, white, and blue frosting.

  52. Lynn says

    a burrito,, white blue corn tortillas, salsa, and sour cream. plus of course the beef or chicken and cheese

  53. says

    my fave red, white , and blue meal would be a caprese salad using Mozzarella sliced rounds, sliced big boy tomatoes, smoked salmon or grilled chicken and blueberries!
    Cathy B pbprojecthope at yahoodotcom

  54. Laura Jacobson says

    Well, not really a meal…but I love strawberry and blueberry shortcake with cool whip!

  55. Christine Cunningham says

    fruit salad using strawberries, blueberries and blackberries, bananas and vanilla greek yogurt :)

  56. Susana Zerega-Higuera says

    My favorite red, white and blue meal is a giant fruit bowl filled with yogurt, blueberries, strawberries and granola.

  57. Diane Sallans says

    we mostly go for red/white & blue desserts like a Flag Cake with with white vanilla frosting and raspberries and blueberries

  58. Gayle S says

    Using strawberries, whipped topping/yogurt mix and blueberries we like to make red, white and blue parfaits. They look so festive and who does not like fruit!

  59. Jennifer T. says

    I make a layered dessert that is angel food cake (white) layered with strawberry sauce (red) and whipped topping (more white) and sprinkled with strawberries and blueberries (more red and blue). I bring it to patriotic parties a lot.

  60. Annmarie W. says

    I love blueberries in a pastry shell topped with whipped cream and a drizzle of strawberry sauce on the top!

  61. Carmen N says

    Strawberries, blueberries and whipping cream – simple but oh so delicious

  62. Megan C says

    I love making a simple angel food cake with a berry assortment and custard topping. :)