Red, White, and Blue Berry Pound Cake Bites

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Even with July 4th only a day away, #SundaySupper is giving you over 40 dishes you still can whip up in no with this collection of Easy Fourth of July Recipes. For a simple summer dessert recipe with store bought, homemade, or even gluten free or vegan options, make a big platter of Red, White, and Blue Berry Pound Cake Bites.

Red, White, and Blue Berry Pound Cake Bites

Red, White, and Blue Berry Pound Cake Bites - a simple summer dessert recipe perfect for Fourth of July barbecues that you can make with your favorite store bought or homemade poundcake, even gluten free. Dunk them in fresh whipped cream, or whipped coconut cream for a vegan option. | cupcakesandkalechips.com<

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Now I am all about celebrating the birth of our nation and being patriotic and all. I’m proud to be an American. But would anyone mind if I just forego Independence Day this year?

No no no, wait now, don’t go clicking that little X to close my page. This is not a diatribe on the current political situation going on in our country. I am so tired of that nonsense on my Facebook news feed that there is now way I’m going to clutter up my blog with it.

This is all about vacation. Or really the end of vacation. If you’ve been following along in Instagram or Snapchat, you’ve probably seen that we’ve been on what is without a doubt the best family vacation we’ve had since the birth of our children. But pulling into our driveway around 10:30 pm on Saturday night with two kids that can’t just get into bed and go to sleep and a minivan full of stuff, I don’t foresee getting to bed at a reasonable hour or having time on Sunday as a day to prepare for a big barbecue with all of the unpacking that has to happen.

Plus I think my kids have had enough hot dogs, s’mores, and ice cream over the past week, and I know I’ve had enough pina coladas and glasses of wine (and, ummm, possibly even more ice cream than the kids) that I don’t think any of us really needs another day of celebratory holiday indulgence. And with severe thunderstorms in the forecast, even the fireworks are being postponed.

OK, fine, I won’t be the Fourth of July equivalent of Scrooge. Hubby already says he wants to grill some chicken, and while I am at the grocery store restocking our empty fridge (or placing a grocery order for pickup as the case may be), I can pick up the ingredients to make these…

Red, White, and Blue Berry Pound Cake Bites - a simple summer dessert recipe perfect for Fourth of July barbecues that you can make with your favorite store bought or homemade poundcake, even gluten free. Dunk them in fresh whipped cream, or whipped coconut cream for a vegan option. | cupcakesandkalechips.com

Red, White, and Blue Berry Pound Cake Bites aren’t rocket science, but they’ll make everyone as happy as the fireworks they’ll be watching after they munch on these little sweet treats. And it couldn’t be easier. I made them using leftover Gluten Free Potato Pound Cake, but you can use your favorite recipe (I give you some options below for classic, gluten free, vegan, and low carb) or even pick up a pound cake from the grocery store.

Just thread the berries and cake cubes onto some toothpicks and dip into a simple fresh whipped cream or whipped coconut cream (I give you both recipes below). The coconut whipped cream is a great vegan option, but I also just think it tastes amazing, so that’s what I would go with. I did add some vanilla bean paste to just make it a bit extra special, but extract works just fine. And if you are really out of time, Cool Whip works in a pinch.

Red, White, and Blue Berry Pound Cake Bites - a simple summer dessert recipe perfect for Fourth of July barbecues that you can make with your favorite store bought or homemade poundcake, even gluten free. Dunk them in fresh whipped cream, or whipped coconut cream for a vegan option. | cupcakesandkalechips.com

Fun, festive finger food that’ll make you a superstar!

Red, White, and Blue Berry Pound Cake Bites - a simple summer dessert recipe perfect for Fourth of July barbecues that you can make with your favorite store bought or homemade poundcake, even gluten free. Dunk them in fresh whipped cream, or whipped coconut cream for a vegan option. | cupcakesandkalechips.com

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Red, White, and Blue Berry Pound Cake Bites - a simple summer dessert recipe perfect for Fourth of July barbecues that you can make with your favorite store bought or homemade poundcake, even gluten free. Dunk them in fresh whipped cream, or whipped coconut cream for a vegan option. | cupcakesandkalechips.com

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Red, White, and Blue Berry Pound Cake Bites

A simple summer dessert recipe perfect for Fourth of July barbecues that you can make with your favorite store bought or homemade poundcake, even gluten free or low carb. Dunk them in fresh whipped cream, or whipped coconut cream for a vegan option.
Servings: 16

Ingredients

For the Bites:

  • 1 poundcake store bought or homemade - links to several recipes for classic, gluten free, low carb, and vegan options are below, cut into about 48 cubes
  • 1 quart Strawberries
  • 1 pint Blueberries

For the Fresh Whipped Cream:

  • 1 cup heavy cream, well chilled
  • 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar or Swerve sweetener
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract

For Coconut Whipped Cream:

  • 13.5 oz full fat coconut milk, refrigerated several hours or overnight
  • 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar or Swerve sweetener
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract

Instructions

For the Bites:

  • Using large cocktail picks, thread one blueberry, one pound cake cube, and one strawberry on each.
  • Serve with whipped cream or whipped coconut cream for dipping.

For the Fresh Whipped Cream:

  • Place the bowl and whisk attachment for your stand mixer or a metal or glass bowl and beaters for your hand mixer in the fridge or freezer until they are cold.
  • Add the cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla to the chilled bowl, and beat on medium-high to high speed until soft peaks form. Do not overbeat.

For Coconut Whipped Cream:

  • Place the bowl and whisk attachment for your stand mixer or a metal or glass bowl and beaters for your hand mixer in the fridge or freezer until they are cold.
  • Remove can of coconut milk from the refrigerator, taking care not to shake it. Open carefully and scoop the thick, creamy portion of the coconut milk into the cold mixing bowl. Reserve remaining liquid for another use.
  • Add powdered sugar and vanilla to the coconut cream in the chilled bowl, and beat on medium-high to high speed until soft peaks form. Do not overbeat.

Notes

Nutrition information does not include whipped cream or coconut whipped cream.
Nutrition Facts
Red, White, and Blue Berry Pound Cake Bites
Amount Per Serving (3 skewers)
Calories 89
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 101mg4%
Potassium 131mg4%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 37.6mg46%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Enjoy this Red, White, and Blue Berry Pound Cake Bites recipe!

Red, White, and Blue Berry Pound Cake Bites - a simple summer dessert recipe perfect for Fourth of July barbecues that you can make with your favorite store bought or homemade poundcake, even gluten free. Dunk them in fresh whipped cream, or whipped coconut cream for a vegan option. | cupcakesandkalechips.com

Here’s some pound cake recipes to choose from:

Gluten Free Potato Pound Cake with Berries recipe-7264

And here are all of the Easy Fourth of July Recipes from #SundaySupper:

All-American Appetizers

America the Beautiful Beverages

Raise the Flag Breakfasts

For the Red, White and Blue Salads and Main Dishes

Oh Say Can You See Desserts

Red, White, and Blue Berry Pound Cake Bites - a simple summer dessert recipe perfect for Fourth of July barbecues that you can make with your favorite store bought or homemade poundcake, even gluten free. Dunk them in fresh whipped cream, or whipped coconut cream for a vegan option. | cupcakesandkalechips.com

Red, White, and Blue Berry Pound Cake Bites - a simple summer dessert recipe perfect for Fourth of July barbecues that you can make with your favorite store bought or homemade poundcake, even gluten free. Dunk them in fresh whipped cream, or whipped coconut cream for a vegan option. | cupcakesandkalechips.com

 

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  1. I love to put things on toothpicks and serve them to my family, and these look wonderful. I guess I will be picking up, or making, a pound cake tomorrow. I love all of your links to other festive dishes. Thanks for the inspiration.

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