side view of slice of red white and blue berry cake

Red White and Blue Berry Cake

Made with fresh blueberries and raspberries this Red White and Blue Berry Cake is a patriotic dessert that is simple, delicious and festive without needing help from food coloring. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 139 kcal
Author Foodtastic Mom


  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup full-fat sour cream
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries drained well
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries drained well
  • Whipped Cream and more fresh berries for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9-inch round cake pan with cooking spray and set aside.

  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, whip together the butter and 1 cup of the sugar until pale and fluffy, 2 - 5 minutes. You can use a hand mixer if you don't have a stand mixer. 

  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla.

  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with sour cream, beginning and ending with flour mixture, beating just until combined after each addition.

  5. Gently fold in the fresh blueberries and raspberries to the cake batter using a rubber spatula. Spread the batter in the prepared cake pan.

  6. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar evenly over the top of the cake batter.

  7. Bake about 40 minutes, until the top is crackly and lightly browned and the center is firm to the touch.

  8. Let the cake cool completely in the pan and slice and serve the cake from the pan.

  9. Top each cake slice with whipped cream and more fresh blueberries and raspberries.