Fourth of July desserts from the Dietary staff at Hanley Center.  Make sure to see our Independence Day Recipes you can make for lunch or dinner here.


Red, White & Blue Desserts

  • 8oz whipped cream
  • 1-pint blueberries
  • 1-pint raspberry
  • 1 sliced fanned out strawberry

Puree half of your blueberries and mix with remaining whole blueberries, do same with raspberries.

Layer ingredients.



St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake

  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar

Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Combine yellow cake mix, melted butter, and 2 eggs. Mix ingredients until smooth, place in a 9×13 pan. ¬†Place some flour on your hands and pat down the mixture.

In a mixer combine remaining eggs, vanilla extract, and cream cheese mix thoroughly. Slowly add 4 cups of powdered sugar, mix completely.

Spread cream cheese mixture over top of cake mix in the pan.

Bake 325 for 40-45 minutes. When done, while hot cover top with more powdered sugar.