4th July Baking

Fruit covered layer cake with red white blue for 4th July recipes.

4th July Baking

Bakes, Snacks & Nibbles For Any Celebration

By Caro


Selection of easy sweet & savoury, quick & easy recipes for 4th July celebrations. Perfect party nibbles to snack on, even if you are a beginner baker. Or something a little fancier, to impress your guests!


Perfect nibbles for parties and special gatherings.


SWEET BAKES

Summer Berry Greistorte, would make a great red, white & blue cake for 4th July! Keep the whipped cream white, and use red berries like strawberries or raspberries and blueberries to represent the ‘blue’. Super simple to decorate, you can easily decorate anyway you like. Follow my recipe tutorial to make the Genoise sponge cake and you won’t go wrong. Alternatively, use the principle idea with your favourite sponge cake.

Go to Summer Berry Griestorte Layer Cake


Bundt Cakes

collage of several bundt cakes and min bundt cakes.
Go to Bundt Cake recipes

Easily the simplest cakes to make, with minimal or no decorating required, bundt cakes are an ideal option for your 4th July celebrations. Here’s a selection above, of my bundt cake recipes in various flavours and sizes as well as a Gluten free carrot cake.

Customize with red, white and blue sprinkles, berries & whipped cream/buttercream.

Go to Bundt Cake recipes


No Bake Easy Mousse

Try this cheats strawberry mousse for some red, white and blue (well technically pink, but you can have the mousse any colour you like. Add some whipped cream too for the ‘white’ element).

Go to Cheats Strawberry Mousse


Meringues

Make simple meringue nests or layered pavlova, and decorate with whipped cream and berries to tie in the red, white & blue theme. Go to meringue recipe.


Various Cakes

Collage of various cakes.
Go to Cake Page

Lots of different types of cakes on the website – including layer cakes, loaves, traybakes, Swiss/Jelly Roll, cupcakes & more.

Go to Cake Page


Biscuits & Cookies

Make some easy cookies or sandwich cookies, and decorate for 4th July with red white and blue sprinkles & white candy melts/chocolate. Here are some cookies that would be ideal. (*Photo by Maureen Weston of my Gluten Free Red Velvet Oreo Style Cookies).

Go to Cookie recipes


SAVOURY BAKES & SNACKS


QUICK CHEESE PUFF PASTRY SWIRLS

Use shop bought ready-rolled puff pastry and make this much quicker.


EASY PEASY SMOKIN’ CHEEZE SQUARES (& Stars!)

Try these super simple and quick to make cheesy snacks. Stars would be great for 4th July

go to Easy Peasy Smokin‘ Cheezee Squares


CHEESPICY SMOKIN’ SQUARES – a spicy version


ROASTED SMOKED PAPRIKA ALMONDS

Really quick & easy snack made from Almonds & Smoked Paprika


90 Minute Big Burger Buns


SAVOURY TURKISH BISCUITS – Tuzlu Kurabiye

A very moreish savoury biscuit/cookie from Turkey – Go to Savoury Biscuits recipe


QUICK CHEESY PASTRY TWISTS

Quick & simple recipe for making Cheese Pastry Twists, using shop-bought puff pastry. Perfect, quick bake, great for entertaining & sure to please your guests.


SPEEDY CHEESE SWIRLS

Speedy Cheese Swirls, are an easy, yeast-free cheesy snack, that’s ideal for entertaining.


CHEESE SCONES

My savoury version of our British Scones

EASY TEAR-&-SHARE CHEESE SCONES

CHEDDAR & MOZZARELLA MUFFINS


90 MINUTE REAL PIZZA

How about a 90 Minute Pizza, with white or wholemeal flour? You could even make mini ones.


Nadiya Hussain’s Potato Rösti Quiche – A Recipe Review

Read my review on an alternative to a pastry case for this cheese quiche. Can easily be made gluten free.


QUICKER ITALIAN BREADSTICKA Recipe Review

Using a revolutionary new method for working with yeast dough, read my review. See my Savoury Lessons for more recipes.


SWEET BAKES & SNACKS


AUTHENTIC SCOTTISH SHORTBREAD

Traditional Scottish recipe by a Scot! And what we eat at Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve)

Or try the Cranberry, Orange & Nut version


CLASSIC MADEIRA CAKE

Another very Scottish food for New Year’s eve parties.


CHOCOLATE & COCONUT SCOTTISH SHORTBREAD

Using my Traditional Scottish Shortbread recipe, I developed this chocolate and coconut version, with just a hint of anise!


EASY GINGERBREAD CAKE

Classic Gingerbread cake (above), or why not try in mini bundt cases (below)?


BROWNIE SHOWSTOPPER TOWER

Try one or all 3 of my popular Chocolate Brownie recipes to make this simple but impressive Brownie Stack. In the photo is my Chocolate Orange brownie, the Browned Butter Hazelnut Brownie, decorated with caramel & Hazelnut Spikes. Use red berries to decorate, or red, blue and white sprinkles for a patriotic bake.


BRITISH SCONES

My very popular British Scones recipe lessons, as well as an almost real-time Scone video tutorial, will guarantee success. Go to the Cranberry Spiced Scones recipes, or check out the Cheese scones above.


BUTTERED BRAZILS

Buttered Brazils are whole Brazil nuts encased in smooth butterscotch caramel, they are ideal as a gift at any time of the year and easy to make too.


INDIVIDUAL CHOCOLATE TARTS

Thorough recipe & quick video tutorial


EASY CHOCOLATE DIGESTIVE BISCUITS – The Classic British Cookie


SIMPLE BOILED FRUIT CAKE

If you didn’t make or receive a Christmas fruit cake this year, why not try this quick British fruit cake?


CHOCOLATE VICTORIA SANDWICH CAKE

My version of a Chocolate British popular cake, or try the classic vanilla Victoria Sandwich Cake recipe.


LEMON POPPY SEED DRIZZLE BUNDT CAKE

Large bundt cake lemon drizzle cake with poppy seeds, or go to the mini lemon drizzle bundt cake version.


Go to more Cake Recipes

Go to Biscuit & Cookie recipes


NO BAKE RECIPES


PROTEIN POWER-BALL’ CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES

Try my easy no-baking required, Chocolate Truffles. Includes how to easily make ganache and these perfect gifting treats. For 4th July, cover with red, white and blue sprinkles.


COCONUT ICE

Coconut Ice – the no-bake, quick sweet treat. For 4th July, make red, white and blue coconut ice. **Tip, be more subtle and make a light red and pale blue.


HONEYCOMB & CHOCOLATE DIPPED HONEYCOMB

New no-bake recipe, for honeycomb, that is ideal for food gifting this holiday season. Make with or without a chocolate coating. You can even use candy melts, or white chocolate and add red and blue sprinkles.


PEANUT BRITTLE – Recipe Review

Read Mrs D’s review of this no-bake sweet treat, ideal for gifting.


EASY, QUICK MICROWAVE CHOCOLATE FUDGE


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