Fourth of July desserts, recipe for Lemon Drizzle Cake Topped with Berries. Find more fabulous recipes and ideas for celebrating July 4th on my Pinterest boards.
I can’t wait to see the 4th of July fireworks! It’s a tradition we look forward to every year. Our neighborhood hosts a 4th of July parade and everyone decorates their golf carts and bicycles.
4th of July Desserts
All this week I’ve been sharing lots of fun ways to celebrate the Fourth of July, with decorating ideas and a few delicious recipes. Today I’m sharing a sweet treat that is perfect for any summer party, especially a red white & blue backyard barbecue! My husband loves lemon cake, it’s one of his favorite desserts. This one is super tasty, crunchy sweet with a little citrus kick, finished off with fresh berries. It’s a crowd pleaser that looks extra pretty on the table and will have everyone’s mouth watering!
We topped this one off with blueberries and raspberries but you could mix it up with any fruit you like. Strawberries or blackberries, you could also use canned fruit as well.
Lemon Drizzle Cake Recipe
2 3/4 Cups Self Rising Flour
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1 1/2 Teaspoons Salt
1 3/4 Cups Sugar
1 Cup Crisco
3/4 Cup Milk
1 Teaspoon Lemon Extract
1/2 Teaspoon Almond Extract
2 Tablespoons Flour
3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
3 Tablespoons Confectioners Sugar
1/4 Teaspoon Lemon Extract
1/4 Teaspoon Grated Lemon Rind
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease your cake pan.
- In a large mixing bowl sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add in sugar and stir.
- Cut in shortening. Add milk, lemon extract, almond extract, and eggs and beat thoroughly. Set batter aside.
- To make the topping combine 3/4 cup of batter with flour, brown sugar, confectioner’s sugar, lemon extract and lemon rind and mix well.
- Spread topping in bottom of well-greased cake pan. Pour batter on top and bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove from pan immediately and let cool.
- Top with berries and serve
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I love lemon. I think it is the perfect dessert. If you must have chocolate, make it dark chocolate and drizzle it over something lemon!
That looks oh so good! Especially when it’s on your table on the 4th of July! I love how it’s decorated as well. I love citrus in desserts during the summer!
I want to eat that entire thing all by myself! This is such a perfect dessert for gatherings, but I seriously want it all for me.
Yum! This cake looks absolutely amazing and I love the colour coordination for 4th of july – awesome!
We must never forget about the desserts! I think this cake is lovely and I would love to give the recipe a try. It’s not just for parties like the 4th of July but you’ll want to have this all year round!
This looks so delicious! A great recipe! And I love cake, blueberries and strawberries and lemon! I saved the recipe! 🙂
I don’t know what it is about lemon drizzle, but I can’t get enough of it. If I see it one a cake or pastry, I immediately have to have it.
Oh that looks delicious and so perfect for patriotic holidays. I am on a diet but am considering this for a cheat meal.
I am sooo in awe with all the 4th of july goodies i am seeing everywhere. I cant wait to get back into my old self after the pregnancy to give baking and cooking a try again. This looks oh so yum!
I love lemon drizzle cake and this one looks so good! I like how the colour of the fruit adds to it. Hope you have a great 4th of July!
This would make the best dessert to bring along to a Fourth of July barbecue! It looks so refreshing and perfect for a summer dinner party!
Lemon is my must have dessert flavor during summer! This cake wouldn’t last long in our house. Such a fun dessert to make for the holidays and that glaze sounds delicious with brown sugar!
I have never tried lemon drizzle cake before, but it looks scrumptious! I’ll definitely have to try this recipe out sometime. Thanks for sharing!
I love lemon drizzle cake, and this one sounds delicious. Looks like a beautiful addition to our 4th of July menu.