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This refrigerator cake with graham crackers is about to become your favorite recipe! Just a heads up! This super easy American Flag Cake with Blueberries and Strawberries is the best easy no-bake dessert, ever and it’s especially fun to make for the 4th of July! I love that I’m able to make a cake from start to finish without even having to turn on my oven!

This is such a simple American flag ice box cake to make. So simple that the kids can easily join in on the fun, too! Perfect for the 4th of July or anytime you’re craving a simple dessert that is ready in just a few moments of time.


Let’s all just take a moment to appreciate the beauty of this recipe – It’s a really quick to make refrigerator cake with graham crackers and fruit and the final texture will definitely surprise you!

The fun thing about this simple cake recipe is that it’s a “cold” cake instead of a warm one that comes out of the oven.

If you’re a fan of treats and sweets, make certain to check out these EASY Marbled Sugar Cookies as well. (These are beautiful AND delicious!)

I can’t wait to hear what you think about this no bake cake easy recipe! Cut yourself a big slice and dive in!

No-Bake American Flag Cake with Blueberries and Strawberries Ingredients:

This is THE easiest no-bake cake because the ingredient list is so short!

Here are the ingredients you need:

  • Fruit (For a flag design use Strawberries and Blueberries)
  • Whipped Cream
  • Graham Crackers

How to Make this Refrigerator Cake with Graham Crackers

The real key to this simple icebox cake with graham crackers is that you have to just remember the layers!

Start by putting the graham crackers on the bottom of your dish.


Then add a layer of whipped cream and sliced strawberries and then another layer of graham crackers!


On the top, use the berries to create a fun flag look as well! This is fun for the kids to do and decorate, too!

delicious no bake cake with graham crackers whipped cream and fruit

5 minute no bake dessert variations

Easy No Bake Chocolate Cake

You can add chocolate powder to the cool whip or use chocolate pudding mixed with the cool whip. This will make it fun and taste totally unique!

Easy No Bake Cheesecake

You can substitute cheesecake pudding mixed with the cool whip and give that creamy texture a whole new flavor, too!

You can also used homemade whipped cream instead of cool whip if you prefer too!

Don’t forget that you can easily change up the fruit as well and try different fruit, too. (even if it doesn’t make a flag, it’s still a fun easy homemade sweet no-bake dessert!)

Tips for Making This Icebox Cake with graham crackers

Even though this no bake dessert isn’t hard, there are a few things to keep in mind.

Using fruit that is in season is always going to have the best taste results. I find that fresh strawberries and fresh blueberries are the BEST! If you’re lucky enough to grow them from your own garden, that’s amazing but picking them up from the local farmer’s market is awesome as well.

Be careful when adding on the fruit. This is especially true for the blueberries. The reason for this is that the blueberry juice will stain and spread to the surrounding whipped cream areas if you’re not careful. I always kind of dry them off a bit before placing them on the cake as this tends to really make a big difference in the overall presentation.

How do layers of graham crackers become a “cake”?

That is the beauty of this icebox cake recipe! The cool whip softenes the graham crackers over time in the refrigerator making them soft like a thin layer of cake! But don’t worry, they won’t get soggy, they just get soft enough that you can east it like a cake!


How to store this ice box cake

Once you make this cake, you’ll need to keep it in the fridge until it’s time to enjoy it. Then after you’ve started eating it, you’ll need to store left overs in the fridge if there are any!

Can you freeze this cake for later?

You bet. However, since it’s such a simple cake recipe, you really don’t have to prep it that much beforehand to freeze.

Keep in mind though that frozen whipped cream is actually an amazing texture to try. There’s just something about it that reminds me of ice cream and cheesecake, combined. (and the frozen blueberries and strawberries are really good, too!)

Fun Ways to Enjoy This Refrigerated Cake No Bake Cake

This cake can literally be enjoyed every day. Seriously. BUT it’s especially delicious for birthday fun and for the 4th of July/summer desserts as well.

The cool temperature and texture make for the perfect summer dessert!

If you’re looking for a super simple no bake dessert recipe that will have everyone running for the table, this is the one for you.

It’s light, it’s refreshing, and it will have you scraping your bowl for more!

Don’t forget to check out our other fun ideas and recipes too!

Yield: 16

American flag cake with blueberries and strawberries

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

The easiest flag cake you can make! This refrigerator cake with graham crackers and berries is a must try that will quickly become a staple in your house!


  • 16 oz Strawberries and blueberries
  • 16 oz Cool Whip
  • 20-25 Graham Crackers


  1. Wash and dry your fruit
  2. Slice your strawberries.
  3. Layer your dish with graham crackers. Don't worry if you need to break some into smaller pieces to fit the whole dish.
  4. Put cool whip on top of the graham crackkers
  5. Add a layer of sliced strawberries (or any fruit of your choice) on top of the cool whip
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you get to the top
  7. On the very top of the final layer of whipped cream, use the fruit to create an American Flag or any design you'd like!
  8. Cover with plastic wrap and put in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours.
  9. Cut and enjoy!


You can use any fruit you'd like and easily substitute homemade whipped cream for the cool whip if you prefer!

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 201Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 0mgSodium 115mgCarbohydrates 27gFiber 1gSugar 14gProtein 2g

Nutritional information is an estimate only and is auto generated. Please consult the nutritional information on the ingredients you use for exact nutritional information.

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