Patriotic Cupcakes Recipe: Red White and Blue Never Looked So Tasty!

Show off your American pride & turn your 4th of July dessert table into a work of art with our patriotic cupcakes recipe! You won’t believe how easy they are to make!

Show off your American pride & turn your 4th of July dessert table into a work of art with our patriotic cupcakes recipe! Check it out!

The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. Aside from the fact that I love all the red, white and blue party food, it’s one of the most low-pressure holidays of the year. Think about it: no gifts to buy, no cards to send out, no worrying about totally busting your budget trying to make everyone happy! Just good friends and family hanging out on the deck or around the pool chatting the day away. Even the decor is simple! A red table cloth, white plates and napkins, and maybe a few blue balloons and you’re done! The food alone is often decoration enough, especially when its these patriotic cupcakes!

Let’s check out how easy they are to make! Don’t forget to print out our recipe card so you have it handy when you’re baking for your party!

Patriotic Cupcakes Recipe

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Makes 24 cupcakes

Ingredients

Directions for cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350 and line cupcake pan with the liners
  • In a medium bowl, combine the cake mix, butter, milk, and vanilla bean pasta and mix until combined
  • Using a medium ice cream scoop, scoop the batter into the cupcake liners and fill about 3/4 of the way full
  • Bake in the oven for about 21 minutes
  • Pull out and place on the side to cool

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 C powder sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3-5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • Blue and red food coloring
  • 3 bowls
  • medium star tip and pastry bag
  • Large cup to put the piping bag in
  • Patriotic sprinkles

Directions

 

  • Using a standing mixer, combine all ingredients except the food coloring into the bowl and mix on medium speed
  • If your frosting starts looking like powdery rocks, add another tablespoon of heavy whipping cream
  • Mix until you see creamy stiffed peaks
  • Separate the frosting into three bowls
  • Add the red food dye into one bowl
  • Add the blue food dye into the second bowl
  • Leave the third bowl white
  • Fit the star tip into the piping bag and place the bag inside the cup, pulling the bag over the cups edge
  • Using a spoon, scoop some of the red icing and put it on 1/3 part of the piping bag
  • Repeat with the blue and white frosting
  • Twist the top of the piping bag and squeeze the frosting down
  • Take your cooled cupcake and frosting the cupcake from the outer edge

Show off your American pride & turn your 4th of July dessert table into a work of art with our patriotic cupcakes recipe! Check it out!

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Patriotic Cupcakes Recipe: Red White and Blue Never Looked So Tasty!

  • Ingredients
  • 1 box of french vanilla cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 C 1 stick of softened unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 1 C whole milk
  • 1 TBSP pure vanilla bean paste
  • cupcake liners
  • cupcake pan
  • Frosting Ingredients
  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter (softened)
  • 2 1/2 C powder sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3-5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • Blue and red food coloring
  • 3 bowls
  • medium star tip and pastry bag
  • Large cup to put the piping bag in
  • Patriotic sprinkles
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line cupcake pan with the liners
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the cake mix, butter, milk, and vanilla bean pasta and mix until combined
  3. Using a medium ice cream scoop, scoop the batter into the cupcake liners and fill about 3/4 of the way full
  4. Bake in the oven for about 21 minutes
  5. Pull out and place on the side to cool
  6. Frosting Directions:
  7. Using a standing mixer, combine all ingredients except the food coloring into the bowl and mix on medium speed
  8. If your frosting starts looking like powdery rocks, add another tablespoon of heavy whipping cream
  9. Mix until you see creamy stiffed peaks
  10. Separate the frosting into three bowls
  11. Add the red food dye into one bowl
  12. Add the blue food dye into the second bowl
  13. Leave the third bowl white
  14. Fit the star tip into the piping bag and place the bag inside the cup, pulling the bag over the cups edge
  15. Using a spoon, scoop some of the red icing and put it on 1/3 part of the piping bag
  16. Repeat with the blue and white frosting
  17. Twist the top of the piping bag and squeeze the frosting down
  18. Take your cooled cupcake and frosting the cupcake from the outer edge

What about your guests who just aren’t that into cupcakes? GASP, right? It happens, though! My husband is one of those people who does not eat cake. I don’t understand it, either. Don’t worry, we have them covered, too!

Want to wow your 4th of July party guests with an amazing dessert without spending hours in the kitchen? You're going to love our patriotic Oreo cookies recipe!

Even easier to make than our patriotic cupcakes, this Patriotic Oreo Cookie Recipe is a huge crowd-pleaser! Aren’t they pretty? They’ll look gorgeous sitting next to the cupcakes! Fruit pizza is another huge hit, especially for those who aren’t really big dessert eaters. You can easily swap out some of the fruits in our recipe to make it more patriotic. Add a platter of strawberries, blueberries and cream cheese dip (sweeten it with a bit of honey if you want), and your 4th of July dessert table is done!

What are your favorite 4th of July dessert recipes? Will you try our patriotic cupcakes? Share your thoughts below!

 

14 thoughts on “Patriotic Cupcakes Recipe: Red White and Blue Never Looked So Tasty!”

  1. OH I agree, you’ve got lot of good looking tasty going on over there. Hurrah for gorgeous 4th of July eats!

  2. These look and sound delicious! Definitely some good ones to make for the upcoming 4th of July holiday!

  3. These look so good and perfect for the Fourth! I haven’t decided what I’m preparing for next week, but these would be a great addition to any celebration.

  4. I love all these recipes! I’m Canadian so it’s just red and white over here on July 1 but I think I can modify these to accommodate our celebrations!

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