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Red White And Blue Cupcakes

Red White and Blue Cupcakes are festive, fun and patriotic for 4th of July and summer parties. Forget about using the box, check out how easy it is to make this recipe from scratch!

Red White and Blue Cupcakes are  festive, fun and patriotic for 4th of July and summer parties. Forget about using the box, check out how easy it is to make this recipe from scratch!

4th of July Cupcakes

Can you believe that it’s almost 4th of July already??? Summer has arrived friends! And with it, barbecues, trips to the beach and treats!

If you are having a party or bringing a treat to that 4th of July or summertime cookout, these red white and blue cupcakes are a perfect treat! They are so simple to make and perfectly fun to display on the dessert table for your summer party.

How to Make these Easy Red White and Blue Cupcakes

Begin by making simple white cake batter. For this recipe, I used 1 box of white cake box mix.
Once batter is made, split into three bowls: Dye one bowl blue, one bowl red, and leave the last bowl white (if using a vanilla mix you can dye it white with white gel coloring.

Add the 3 batter colors to individual piping bags snipping the end and alternating colors add batter to the cupcake liners about 3/4 full.

getting ready to bake the red white and blue cupcakes.

Bake for 12-15 mins testing with A toothpick or butter knife around the 12 mins mark. Let cupcake cool completely.

Make the ButterCream Icing

Split the buttercream into 3 colors and follow the same instructions as the batter to dye the frosting red and blue. Place each color into a piping bag and snip the ends.

Swirl Cupcakes

Prep a separate piping bag with a 1M tip

Add the 3 piping bags with the colored frosting into the bag with the piping tip. Pipe a star into the center of the cupcake. Then without releasing pressure pipe a swirl around that tip, applying even pressure. Release pressure and then pull away.

Easy to make red white and blue cupcakes for 4th of July displayed on a table.

These red white and blu cupcakes are fun,festive, moist and delicious! I hope you enjoy them!

Red White And Blue Cupcakes

Red White And Blue Cupcakes

Yield: 24 Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • Ingredients
  • 1 box white cake mix 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Vanilla buttercream
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter or shortening 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3-4 tbsp milk or heavy cream

Instructions

    Preheat the oven to 350 and prepare cupcake tins with liners.

    Prepare cake mix according to package instructions.


    Once batter is made, split into three bowls.


    Dye one bowl blue.


    Dye one bowl red by adding two drops of pink gel food coloring.

    Mixing throughly and then adding 2 drops of red gel coloring.


    Leave the last bowl white (if using a vanilla mix you can dye it white with white gel coloring.


    Add the 3 batter colors to individual piping bags snipping the end and alternating colors add batter to the cupcake liners about 3/4 full.


    Bake for 12-15 mins testing with A toothpick or butter knife around the 12 mins mark. Let cupcake cool completely.

    Make buttercream


    Split the buttercream into 3 colors.


    Following the same instructions as the batter dye the frosting red and blue. Place each color into a piping bag and snip the ends.

    Prep a separate piping bag with a 1M tip

    Add the 3 piping bags with the colored frosting into the bag with the piping tip.

    Pipe a star into the center of the cupcake.


    Then without releasing pressure pipe a swirl around that tip, applying even pressure. Release pressure and then pull away.





Notes

Be mindful that we specifically state white cake mix and not vanilla. White mix takes the color easier than vanilla.


The yellow tint to a vanilla cake mix with throw off your color slightly but it’s not a huge con- cern.


To make red you must first dye the cake mix and icing pink, then red. Adding red coloring to white will simply turn it pink.


If your cupcakes have a “tail” you aren’t releasing pressure before pulling off. Top with sprinkles or cupcake toppers




Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 137Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 25mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 1g

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