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Red, White, & Blue Jell-O Cake

Updated: Oct 2, 2021

This show-stopping festive layered Jell-O cake is the perfect side dish for a patriotic celebration! The red, white, and blue layers are bright and fun for a firecracker of a dessert on your table perfect for the 4th of July or Memorial Day. Or change up the colors to create something unique for a sports team, graduation, or other holiday. This eye-catching treat is easy-to-make and perfect for kids.

Strawberry Layer of 4th of July Jell-O Cake

Lemon Cream Layer of 4th of July Jell-O Cake

4th of July Jell-O Cake with Berry Blue Layer

Unfortunately, I got a little distracted and reversed the colors. I had intended to do red, then white, and then blue. But hey, red, blue, and white still gets the point across.

Three Layered 4th of July Jell-O Cake

Red, White, and Blue 4th of July Jell-O Cake


Jell-O Cake

  • 2 (3 oz) boxes strawberry Jell-O

  • 1 (3 oz) box lemon Jell-O

  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature

  • 8 oz whipped topping, thawed (like Cool Whip)

  • 2 (3 oz) boxes berry blue Jell-O


Jell-O Cake

  1. Lightly coat a cake pan of your choice with non-stick cooking spray. (Alternatively, you can use a 9x13-inch baking dish.)

  2. Prepare the strawberry Jell-O according to the directions on the box. Pour into the prepared pan and place in the refrigerator. Allow to chill until firm, about 1 hour.

  3. Prepare the lemon flavored Jell-O using 2 cups of boiling water. Use a handheld electric mixer to beat the cream cheese slightly and then add the lemon Jell-O mixture. Beat the Jell-O and cream cheese until smooth. Set aside and allow to cool to room temperature.

  4. Once the cream cheese mixture has cooled completely, gently fold in the whipped topping until mixed thoroughly. Pour the lemon mixture over the firmly set strawberry layer. Return to the refrigerator and chill until firm, about 1 hour.

  5. Prepare the berry blue Jell-O according to the directions on the box. Set aside and allow to cool to room temperature. (Ensure the berry blue Jell-O is completely cooled, otherwise it will leak into the other layers.) Gently pour the cooled berry blue Jell-O on top of the lemon cream cheese layer. Return to the refrigerator and chill until the top layer is firm, several hours or overnight.

  6. Once the Jell-O is firm, place a serving platter over the top of the cake pan. Carefully flip the cake over onto the platter, tap on the bottom of the cake pan, then lift the pan off. Serve immediately, or return to the refrigerator.

Looking for other fun, festive treats to celebrate the 4th of July or Memorial Day? Check out this other patriotic recipe from Barth Bakery!

Patriotic Berry Brownie Pizza

Barth Bakery has a wide variety of summer treats and desserts…some that are light and bright, others that are cool and refreshing, and many that feature fresh seasonal fruit. If you’re looking for an easy treat to pack up and bring to a pool party, barbecue, or picnic, or just on the hunt for the perfect pick-me-up on a hot summer day, this list has something for everyone.

No-bake Orange Creamsicle Pie

Mango Coconut Cheesecake Bars

Ambrosia Fruit Salad

Blueberry Lemon Coconut Cake Bars

Easy S’mores Pizza

No-bake Raspberry Peach Icebox Cake

Creamy Homemade Mango Ice Cream

Mango Coconut Lime Tart

Strawberry Lemon Crumb Bars

Piña Colada Zucchini Breads

Piña Colada Macadamia Cookie Bars

Strawberry Lemonade Cookies

Strawberry Pretzel Salad Bars

Mini Lime Tartlets with Macaroon Crust

Frozen Butterfinger Pie

Fruit Pizza

Coffee Crunch Ice Cream Cake

Skillet S’mores

Frozen Peanut Butter Pretzel Pie

Almond Peach Tart

The Best Lemon Bars

Blood Orange Curd Bars

Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

Margarita Cake with Tequila Cream Cheese Frosting

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