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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.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, June 2019


Read the full recipe after the video.

Recipe Summary

20 mins
2 hrs 20 mins

Nutrition Profile:



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts

1 square
234 calories; protein 6.2g; carbohydrates 20.1g; dietary fiber 1.8g; sugars 11.6g; fat 14.4g; saturated fat 4.8g; cholesterol 8.4mg; vitamin a iu 213.3IU; vitamin c 4.7mg; folate 23.6mcg; calcium 66.5mg; iron 0.7mg; magnesium 15.1mg; potassium 131mg; sodium 223.7mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 9g.

3 fat, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1/2 starch