This American flag cake has a no-bake cheesecake base and is decorated with fresh berries for a patriotic treat that takes just 20 minutes to assemble. Make this easy dessert recipe for a Fourth of July party or any festive summer occasion.

Carolyn Malcoun
Source: EatingWell Magazine, June 2019

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Recipe Summary

active:
20 mins
total:
2 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
16
Nutrition Profile:
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Pulse graham crackers, pecans and salt in a food processor until finely ground. With the motor running, drizzle in oil, then pulse to combine. Press into a 9-by-13-inch baking dish.

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  • Add cream cheese, yogurt, confectioners' sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice to the food processor. Puree until smooth, about 1 minute. Dollop the mixture over the crust, then gently spread into an even layer. Cover and refrigerate until cold, at least 2 hours and up to 1 day.

  • To serve, arrange berries in a flag pattern on top of the cake and cut into 16 squares.

Tips

To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts

234 calories; protein 6.2g 12% DV; carbohydrates 20.1g 7% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 1.8g 7% DV; sugars 11.6g; fat 14.4g 22% DV; saturated fat 4.8g 24% DV; cholesterol 8.4mg 3% DV; vitamin a iu 213.3IU 4% DV; vitamin c 4.7mg 8% DV; folate 23.6mcg 6% DV; calcium 66.5mg 7% DV; iron 0.7mg 4% DV; magnesium 15.1mg 5% DV; potassium 131mg 4% DV; sodium 223.7mg 9% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 7% DV; added sugar 9g.

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07/05/2019
Nice easy dessert and I had most items on hand. I substituted strawberries for raspberries and I added a touch of vanilla extract to the cream cheese mixture. Was well received by my guests and they were happy it was a lighter version of cheesecake since it s bathing suit season. Read More