Happy 4th of July everyone! The 4th is my second favorite holiday (after Halloween), so we have fun each year coming up with food that matches the holiday . This year, the kids will be with their dad for the official day, but that hasn’t stopped us from whipping up lots of red, white and blue foods, grilling and generally just being patriotic. For our 2011 4th of July episode, we’re sharing one of our red, white and blue treats: Personal Patriot Trifles.
With this recipe, you can customize the level of cooking action you want to occur. You can go full out ‘from scratch’ or use already prepared ingredients. However involved you get, though, the end result is a delicious, berry-filled dessert that beautifully displays its patriot colors.
For our cupcakes, we used this recipe: Simple White Cake. You could, however, as previously mentioned, use pre-made white cupcakes, or a mix. The same goes for the whip cream—canned, in a tub, or made from scratch—whatever works best for you. Then, all that’s left is assembly and consumption!
Personal Patriot Trifles:
6 white cupcakes
First prepare your cupcakes from your mix or recipe. While the cupcakes are baking, wash your berries and slice up the strawberries.
Once the cupcakes have cooled, cut them into three equal parts. Place the first layer on the bottom of a personal sized dessert dish. Add a layer of whip cream, then a layer of strawberries. Next, add the middle section of the cupcake, topped it with more whip cream and a layer of blueberries. Finally, add the top of the cupcake, more whip cream and decorate with blueberries and strawberries as desired. Six cupcakes make 6 servings, so if you have more cupcakes, you can certainly make more 😀
For a complete demonstration on assembly, and on the cupcake recipe we used, make sure to watch Alex & Soph on the show!
We hope you all have a family-fun filled 4th of July—Happy Family Cooking!
Alex, Sophia and Kelly
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