Get excited! The 4th of July is only moments away! Which means there’s going to be some serious parties and spectacular fireworks to finish off the night! How is this not one of the best holidays of the year, right? Well, we’re setting this one apart with a patriotic Fourth of July Ombre Cake that’s sure to be a spectacular show of its own. A delicate white cake with a hint of lemon and almond is layered with strawberry and blueberry jam. Bold, ombre colors of red, white and blue are the patriotic touch to this cake. Did I mention the sparklers? That is so right, 4th of July is not complete without a little sparkler action lighting up the night sky. I cannot wait to dig in!
And, if that wasn’t enough, there’s a little secret this recipe holds. In honoring our country’s long history, I was able to get my hands on some very, very old cookbooks my in-laws happened to have. They may not be as old as our beautiful United States of America, but this recipe has seen well over a hundred years of existence. Which is kind of cool when you think about it. Way back when, someone worked on this recipe – fine tuning it over the years.
They probably made this cake for special occasions or social gatherings. Not having mixers back then, they likely did everything by hand; working the batter until it was just right. This recipe is a small glimpse into our past – from which we came from. I know nothing of the person that wrote it, so I’m left to wonder who they were; what were they like. I have this overwhelming feeling of honor to carry on this delicious recipe. Which only feels right that it’s used on the day we celebrate our history and the independence our ancestors fought so bravely for. To celebrate where we are going and the amazing, beautiful and diverse individuals that make up this country.
So, here’s to each and every amazing one of you. I hope you have a “sweet” holiday weekend filled with some fun in the sun, an epic barbecue or two, lots of time spent with family and friends, and a dazzling firework show to bring it all to a close! Happy Fourth of July and an even happier time making this Fourth of July Ombre Cake!
Check out the step by step cake assembly
With love from my kitchen to yours,