Fireworks, Friends, Canada Day Desserts and Celebrating Canada’s Birthday, are all a great way to kick off Summer Vacation. Start with a Canada Day BBQ featuring a Kit Kat Canada Day Cake. Get creative this year with an easy Canada day dessert idea and wow your friends with this Canada themed cake that reminds us of our great country using the Canadian flag as the decoration for our Canada flag Cake surrounded by Kit Kats. This dessert has a beautiful appearance and tastes great at any summer party.  If you are looking for a second Canada Day Dessert Idea then try our Canada Day Themed Chocolate Covered Pretzles. Get Fired up for Canada’s Birthday and show your true Canadian Pride!

Canada Day is a statutory holiday in Canada, meaning that all government buildings and most of the population have the day off. Canada Day Falls on a Monday this year making it a 3 day weekend for most people to kick off their summer by celebrating with Canada Day parades, fireworks or BBQs.

Canada Day Desserts


Canada Day clothing

Being Canadian is something that I am super proud of and a little over the top to the point that my husband and I dressed in all Canada gear on Canada Day in Europe while on a bus tour full of Americans. I love celebrating Canada day with family and friends while all wearing our Red and White Canada Day clothing and enjoying Canada Day food traditions which include Canada day Cakes and Cupcakes. Canada Day is also a great day to make a tradition of taking a family photo just to see how much things have changed in the year, and you are all wearing RED which makes for a great picture! Now Canada Day Events can be very busy so don’t forget to checkout our Five  Safety Tips for Canada Day to ensure you and your kids have a safe and happy experience celebrating our beautiful country of Canada.

Canada Day Photo Traditions
Start the day off right with a Truly Canadian Breakfast!
Bacon, eggs, maple syrup and waffles all in one dish! Sounds too good to be true, but you can have it all in this sweet yet savory Great Canadian Breakfast Waffle!

Great Canadian Breakfast Waffle

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Oh Canada Day Recipe Idea

Looking for a Easy Canada Day Dessert Idea that is not all about strawberries like the famous Kraft Strawberry Canada Flag Cake?  Well this Kit Kat cake is for you!  After making my easy kit kat cake for my sister’s birthday, I was inspired to try my own version of the Kit Kat Cake, just in time for Canada Day! Checkout the Show Stopping Kit Kat Cakes Recipe Round Up for more ideas!

Easy Canada Day Dessert Idea - Kit Kat Canada Day Cake Recipe

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Easy Canada Day Dessert Idea – Kit Kat Canada Day Cake Recipe

This cake is easy to make and sure to impress all of your guests!  You will never look at boxed cake mix the same again!  And this 9″ cake goes a long way – cutting between ever 2 Kit Kat sticks was the perfect serving size and yielded 20 pieces of cake. If you want to make your cake unique you can try other types of kit kat including cookies and cream,mint, or white chocolate.

If your thinking of something that is easier for little hands then consider making Canada Day cupcakes using the same recipe but instead of making a Canada flag you can use red sprinkles on the vanilla sprinkle and use a Canada Day topper.


Easy Canada Day Dessert Idea - Kit Kat Canada Day Cake Recipe

To create the Canadian Flag motif on the top of the cake I used waxed paper to block off the 3/4 of the cake and leave the sides exposed to cover with red sprinkles.  Then I used a maple leaf cookie cutterthat I picked up from the bulk barn and placed it in the center of the cake and filled it with sprinkles to create the perfect maple leaf. 

Easy Canada Day Dessert Idea - Kit Kat Canada Day Cake Recipe

As much as I love strawberries, the chocoholic in me loves this cake more! This delicious Kit Kat Canada Day Cake will be the talk of your party! 

Happy Canada Day from our Family to Yours!

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Kit Kat Canada Day Cake Recipe

Easy and Delicious Canada Day Cake Perfect for any Summer BBQs.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes


  • 2 - 9 " round Cakes any flavour - I used boxed vanilla cake mix
  • 1 tub - Butter Cream Icing
  • 11 - Kit Kat Bars
  • Red Sprinkles
  • Red Ribbon


  • Prepare cake as directed into 2 - 9" pans, bake and allow to cool completely
  • Spread icing over bottom cake and layer the second cake on top
  • Continue to ice generously all over, making sure the sides have a good layer of icing as well.
  • Decorate the top of the cake with sprinkles to look like a Canadian Flag. I used a cookie cutter to create the maple leaf in the middle.
  • Break Kit Kat bars in half to separate into groups of 2 sticks.
  • Gently place the Kit Kat bars around the cake and push into the icing.
  • Tie a ribbon around the outside of the cake to hold the Kit Kat bars in place.

Easy Canada Day Dessert Idea - Kit Kat Canada Day Cake Recipe

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Now you can’t say Happy Birthday to Canada without the Canada Day Celebration Kit.

Original June 2013, Updated June 2019

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