Patriotic No Bake Cake

Patriotic No Bake Cake is a deliciously easy way to celebrate the 4th of July or even to cheer on Team USA!! There's not much better than a patriotic cake loaded with sweet strawberries, blueberries, and bananas too! It is cool, creamy, delicious, and best of all it is no bake, so that makes it very easy!
Patriotic No Bake Cake | by Life Tastes Good is perfect for all your summer gatherings! #FWCon #Dessert #SafeEggs

No bake cakes are perfect for summer! Who wants to heat up the house when it's already over 100° outside?! Not this girl!! This cake has delicious layers of graham crackers, fruit, and whipped cream with a sweet butter layer too. A real summer treat and the perfect ending to a holiday party.
Patriotic No Bake Cake | by Life Tastes Good is perfect for all your summer gatherings! #FWCon #Dessert #SafeEggs





Patriotic No Bake Cake

Life Tastes Good
Published 06/25/2014
Patriotic No Bake Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 package graham crackers
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 Davidson's Safest Choice Egg
  • 1 3/4 cups Confectioner's Sugar
  • 1/2 pound of fresh strawberries, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 pint of fresh blueberries
  • 2-3 bananas, sliced thinly
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, chilled
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • Note: You could use prepared whipped topping in place of the heavy cream/sugar. I include the homemade version in my recipe for best results.

Instructions

  1. Place the graham crackers into the bowl of a food processor and pulse until finely ground. Add 1/3 cup sugar and 6 tablespoons softened butter. Pulse until combined. Give it a taste and add a pinch of salt if needed and pulse to combine. Press graham cracker mixture into a 9" square pan. Using parchment paper is a good way to press down the graham cracker crumbs to form a tight crust. Refrigerate until needed.
  2. Clean out the bowl of the food processor and add 1 egg, 1 stick softened butter, and 1 3/4 cups Confectioner's sugar. Pulse to combine. Give it a taste and add a pinch of salt. Pulse to combine. Taste it again and adjust the salt and sugar to your liking. Make sure it is a good consistency to spread. You don't want it too thin. Add more sugar to thicken as needed. Spread this mixture on top of the graham cracker crust.
  3. Top the egg mixture with the sliced strawberries and layer the blueberries next, and then the sliced bananas.
  4. Clean out the bowl of the food processor and add 1 cup chilled heavy whipping cream. Pulse for about 30 seconds to a minute, stopping to check thickness. When it is just starting to thicken add 1/3 cup sugar and a pinch of salt. Pulse another 15-30 seconds until whipped into cream. Give it a taste and adjust the flavor as needed. Spread this on top of the cake. If you would like another layer of whipped topping use the other cup of whipping cream and process as before until just starting to thicken. Add 1/3 cup sugar and a pinch of salt and process until whipped nicely. Be careful you don't over-process. Spread the 2nd layer on top of the cake. Garnish with crushed graham cracker crumbs and refrigerate overnight. Keep refrigerated and enjoy!
CAUTION: Be sure to use pasteurized eggs, such as Davidson's Safest Choice Eggs like I did, as they have been treated to destroy contaminants such as Salmonella.

Yield: About 12 Servings
Prep Time: 30 mins.
Total time: 30 mins.

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Recipe inspired by allrecipes.com No-Bake Banana Split Cake

37 comments:

  1. I am all for any dessert that doesn't require baking! This sounds fantastic.

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    1. you and me both!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Nice and quick recipe.. the cake looks really good..

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  3. I love no bake recipes where I don't have to turn on the oven. This looks really good.

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    1. Ditto! It has been especially hot, so anything that doesn't require heat is a good thing! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. This is very interesting! I never knew about these eggs before. Thanks for the info.

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  5. Hmm...are all store bought eggs not pasteurized? We have farm eggs, so I don't know anything about them! :)

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    1. Hi Melanie, if they don't say pasteurized then they are not. Most eggs (in shells) are not pasteurized. Eggs products (not in shells), such as egg beaters, are pasteurized as far as I know.

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  6. I could certainly go for a gigantic square of that dessert right now. Looks delicious!

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  7. This looks delicious! Love the no bake!

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  8. That looks so yummy and perfect for the summer bbq.. Love no bake cakes that are served cold. So refreshing.

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    1. Definitely a good dessert to make and take! thanks for stopping by Mary!

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  9. I've never heard of the water bath for eggs--I'll have to read more about that! The cake looks delish!

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  10. no bakes are great for these hot summer days. thanks for the recipe

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    1. I couldn't agree more, Janelle! Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. That does look absolutely delicious. Pinning it.

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  12. That cake looks delicious and would be perfect for July 4th!

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  13. The cake just looks so inviting, it kept me drooling the moment I opened this page

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  14. That looks DELICIOUS! And I LOVE the No-Bake part!

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  15. Oh that looks fantastic. I love that it is no bake for those hot summer days

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  16. This looks delicious. I have to admit, I have never seen those eggs! I'm going to look for them next time.

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    1. I have used them several times, but they just got a little harder to get in our area for some reason. I had to ask my grocer to get them back in stock and they did :)

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  17. Oh those look really good! :) Im a fan of no-bake.

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  18. I love anything that doesn't require the oven. Sounds tasty!

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    1. Definitely this time of year when us Floridians are living in a furnace, right?!! Thanks for stopping by, Krystal!

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  19. This cake looks fantastic! I love that it is a no bake dessert from scratch (not a bunch of processed ingredients)!

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