Patriotic Cupcakes Recipe

Can you believe the fourth of July is less than a week away? This summer is flying by! A party isn’t quite the same without cupcakes so I went searching for an easy cupcakes recipe to try. I usually make our favorite Chocolate Eclair Cake for cookouts, but I wanted something patriotic and fun too for July 4th.  Since we’ve been busy lately, I wanted a recipe that was simple, yet still festive. Then I found this delightful Patriotic Cupcakes Recipe from TasteofHome and knew it was exactly what I needed.

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This Patriotic Cupcakes recipe is a breeze to make – you take a regular white cake mix and color it red and blue, leaving part of it white. Bake, then frost with white frosting, and add red, white, and blue sprinkles. So easy and you have a treat that is sure to delight kids and adults alike!

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(scroll down for the complete, printable recipe)

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 package (18 1/4 oz) white cake mix
  • ingredients for the cake mix as listed on the box (usually eggs, water, vegetable oil)
  • red and blue food coloring
  • 1 can (16 oz) vanilla frosting or make your own
  • red, white, and blue sprinkles

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Preheat the oven to 350º. Mix the cake batter as directed on the back of the box.

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Divide the batter into thirds and place in separate bowls. It will be approximately 1 and 1/3 cups in each bowl. If you’re a little off, it’s ok. It’s hard to be exact!

Add red food coloring to one bowl, blue to another, and leave the third white.

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Mix them up. I always use my favorite AmeriColor food color because it makes such vivid colors with such a tiny bit.

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Fill paper-lined muffin cups with about 2 tablespoons of red batter.

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Now put 2 Tablespoons of white (plain) batter over the red and lastly layer with the blue batter. Like this?

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Now bake for approximately 20 minutes. Or follow the directions on the back of the cake mix box. Remove from the oven when the cupcakes test done.

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Let them cool completely.

Now either mix up your frosting. I use my favorite buttercream frosting recipe. Mainly because I forgot to grab a container of white frosting at the store. Oops. But that’s ok, homemade buttercream is sooo yummy.

Frost the cupcakes.

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Decorate with the red, white, and blue sprinkles.

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Was than an easy cupcakes recipe or what? Now you have beautiful Patriotic cupcakes!

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Yield: 18 cupcakes

Patriotic Cupcakes

  • 1 package (18 1/4 oz) white cake mix
  • ingredients for the cake mix as listed on the box (usually eggs, water, vegetable oil)
  • red and blue food coloring
  • 1 can (16 oz) vanilla frosting or make your own
  • red, white, and blue sprinkles
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare cake batter mix according to package directions for cupcakes. Divide the batter into thirds and place in separate bowls. It will be approximately 1 and 1/3 cups in each bowl. Add red food coloring to one bowl, blue to another, and leave the third plain (white.) Mix.
  • Fill paper-lined muffin cups with 2 tablespoons red batter, 2 tablespoons plain batter, and 2 tablespoons blue batter.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for approx 20 minutes (or follow package directions.)
  • Cool for 10 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.
  • Frost with vanilla frosting, decorate with sprinkles.
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Erika, the founder of Musings From a SAHM, is happily married and a homeschooling mom to four children. She lives in New Hampshire and has a passion for writing, encouraging other moms, her family, and Jesus. She also enjoys baking, spending time with friends, and is an aspiring photographer.

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  1. Nicole - Mama to 4 Blessings
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    what a fun idea! Pinned for you!

  2. melissa says:

    These are so cute! I pinned it so I can make it. Thank you!

  3. Those are so fun! I pinned it. Of course, you also had me at chocolate eclair cake ;)
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  4. Tiffany Revels-Cruz
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    Your cupcakes came out beautifully, very festive. I think I’ll be making these with Jasmine now. Thanks for sharing.
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  5. Easy enough for me! I pinned it!
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  6. Very festive, I love them!
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  7. What a cute idea. I think I might just have to make these.
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  8. I have a white cake mix in my pantry that I have no idea what to make with it…I do now. Such pretty cupcakes:)
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  9. Very well photographed and explained!
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  10. These look amazing! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! I’ll have to make these very soon.
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  11. I am so doing this for this year! Pinning it now so I remember :)
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  12. These look scrumptious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
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  13. Allyson Bossie says:

    My kids would love these! Thanks for a great recipe!
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  14. These are so pretty! I am going to pin them to my 4th of July board.
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  15. Margaret
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    Ok these are too cute and made me hungry lol Great job! Off to pin
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  16. thx for the sweeps!

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