13 Classic Canada Day Recipes | What To Make For Canada Day

Happy Canada day! To my Canadian readers, I am sure you are searching for unique and fun meals to serve this holiday. If so, then you have come to the right place! I have here a roundup of the most delicious, classic Canada Day recipes that are absolutely on theme with the holiday by using the colors red, white, and maple leaf presentations! 

13. Flag Cake with Cheesecake Topping

This pretty Flag Cake topped with a no bake cheesecake is the perfect dessert for your 4th of July parties! This cake recipe comes together easily with your favorite white boxed cake mix (or your favorite homemade white cake) and the addition of a few simple ingredients. The cheesecake topping on this cake will have everyone asking for the recipe. It’s rich and light at the same time without being overly sweet!

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12. Maple Cream Cookies

These Maple Cream Cookies have a crunchy cookie outside and are filled with sweet maple cream. These easy-to-make maple cookies are the perfect dessert and a great way to celebrate Canada Day!

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11. Strawberry Mille Feuille

Strawberry Mille Feuille is a delicious French dessert made with layers of flaky puff pastry, velvety diplomat creme, and juicy fresh strawberries. These delicious homemade individual mille-feuille cakes are very easy to make and a crowd pleaser!

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10. Chocolate Mint Nanaimo Bars

These Chocolate Mint Nanaimo Bars have a delicious peppermint flavour and the same popularity as traditional Nanaimo bars. A perfect addition to any Christmas baking tray!

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9. Easy English Eton Mess with Strawberries, Meringue, & Whipped Cream

Combining sweet, juicy strawberries, crunchy homemade meringue cookies, & fluffy whipped cream, this easy English Eton Mess is gluten-free and not to be missed!

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8. Pecan Butter Tart Squares

A buttery shortbread crust props up these Pecan Butter Tart Squares with a gooey brown sugar layer. Loaded with fresh pecans and a light dusting of icing sugar, these are a dessert-lover’s dream.

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7. Festive Canada Day Cupcakes Recipe

Canada Day is almost upon us and I don’t know about you, but I feel like celebrating beyond the traditional festivities. This year, why not spread cheer with decadent and cheerful Canada Day cupcakes that make for a sweet interlude between the planned activities and will be a hit with everyone?

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6. Cranachan Trifle (Scottish Raspberry Dessert)

Hard to say, yet fun to eat, Cranachan trifle is layers of whisky-spiked raspberries, whipped cream, and toasted oats, traditionally eaten on Hogmanay (Scotland’s New Year’s Eve). Potent and utterly delicious, it’s a tasty adults-only treat!

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5. Canada Day Raspberry Cheesecake Shots

These single serving shots of cheesecake topped with raspberries and strawberries are a simple and fun Canada Day dessert. You begin with a base of graham cracker crumbs and butter. A simple mixture of whipped cream and sweet, slightly citrus cream cheese is folded together to top the crust.

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4. Canada Day Three Milk Cake with Strawberries

You’re all geared up for Canada Day, possibly heading out for the fireworks, family fun events and backyard barbeques. Or maybe you’ve decided to host this year? If you haven’t quite figured out what to put on that holiday menu, we’ve got a delicious red and white inspired dessert that is sure to bring as many oohs and aahs as the fireworks!

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3. Canada Day Maple Leaf Sandwich Cookies Recipe

There is something for everyone on Canada Day, including lots of great food! If you are heading out to a picnic or BBQ, I have the perfect treat recipe to share with you. These Maple Leaf Sandwich Cookies are the best snack to make and share to show off your national pride.

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2. Mini Strawberry Shortcakes

Mini Strawberry Shortcakes are individual trifles made in little glasses that pack a big punch! This mini dessert has incredible flavor from fresh strawberries, real whipped cream, and sweet vanilla pound cake.

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1. Great Canadian Potato Salad

Celebrate Canada Day with this creamy, crowd-pleasing recipe for Great Canadian Potato Salad packed with pickles, red potatoes, egg and red onion.

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13 Classic Canada Day Recipes | What To Make For Canada Day

13 Classic Canada Day Recipes | What To Make For Canada Day


  • Flag Cake with Cheesecake Topping
  • Maple Cream Cookies
  • Strawberry Mille Feuille
  • Chocolate Mint Nanaimo Bars
  • Easy English Eton Mess with Strawberries, Meringue, & Whipped Cream
  • Pecan Butter Tart Squares
  • Festive Canada Day Cupcakes Recipe
  • Cranachan Trifle (Scottish Raspberry Dessert)
  • Canada Day Raspberry Cheesecake Shots
  • Canada Day Three Milk Cake with Strawberries
  • Canada Day Maple Leaf Sandwich Cookies Recipe
  • Mini Strawberry Shortcakes
  • Great Canadian Potato Salad


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