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Firecracker Shortcake

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Firecracker Shortcake is the perfect dessert for 4th of July. It is a light, refreshing and tasty dish. You can serve this dessert with or without cool whip. My family and friends prefer when I make Homemade Whipped Cream and put it on top. This is a great dish that you can prepare ahead of time, and it travels well for parties and gatherings.

Firecracker Shortcake

You can make this with a store-bought angel food cake or prepare your own. By using a big clear bowl, you can really see the red, white and blue and it makes for a beautiful dessert.  All you need for this recipe is fresh strawberries, fresh blueberries, angel food cake and cool whip. It doesn’t get easier than Firecracker Shortcake.

Firecracker Shortcake

Light and refreshing dessert that everyone will love!
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Prep Time:10 mins
Total Time:10 mins


  • 2 lb strawberries rinsed and cut in halves
  • 2 lb blueberries rinsed
  • 1 angelfood cake prepared and tore into bite size pieces
  • 1 coolwhip tub optional


  • In a glass bowl layer the angelfood cake and fruit.
  • Place coolwhip on top, if desired.
  • Keep in fridge until ready to eat or travel with.


You can make this a day ahead and it will keep well in fridge, just don't add the coolwhip until you are ready to eat it.
Author: Stephanie Ertel

Be sure to check out these other 4th of July treats:

Patriotic Oreo Treats

Patriotic Strawberries

Flag Pie Recipe

Patriotic Trifle Recipe

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