Red, White & Blue Cupcakes Recipe: An Easy Patriotic July 4th Dessert by Donna John

Red, White & Blue Cupcakes Recipe: An Easy Patriotic July 4th Dessert

Looking for an easy patriotic dessert? These red, white and blue cupcakes are not only simple to make, but also look great on the table if you're entertaining. Everyone loves these delicious cupcakes for dessert, and they will make your holiday even more festive.

This easy patriotic dessert starts with a box of cake mix. You'll need the ingredients to make the cake mix plus red and blue gel food coloring, white frosting and patriotic sprinkles to decorate with. Quick and easy! 

Serve these fun red, white and blue cupcakes for dessert on July 4th, Memorial Day or even Labor Day. Actually, any day you feel like showing your patriotic pride.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 to 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 to 30 minutes
Servings: 24 to 30 cupcakes


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Recipe Notes

  • Store the cupcakes in the fridge if using non-dairy whipped topping.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Mix up the cake batter according to package directions. 
  2. Divide the batter into three bowls. Leave one bowl white, add red gel food coloring to the second bowl and blue gel food coloring to the third.
  3. Layer the colored cake batter in the baking liners until they are 3/4 full. Bake according to package directions.
  4. Frost the cooled cupcakes with regular icing or non-dairy whipped topping. Add sprinkles to the top.

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Meredith Schneider
These will be fun to make with the kids! :)
Elisa Schmitz
I love these! So pretty and yummy! Donna John
What a fun idea! 🇺🇸
Ahmed Bakran
These will be fun after sharing with family

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