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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.
Course Dessert
Servings 16
Calories 89kcal
Author Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips

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

Serving: 3skewers | Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 37.6mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.8mg