Navigate

Celebrate 4th of July with your little chef!

Before you head out to the next pool party or neighborhood BBQ, enjoy some quality family-time in the kitchen creating these adorable Red, White, & Blue patriotic cupcakes. This DIY recipe is easy to make and delicious to eat. They’re sure to be the star of your July 4th celebration!

Happy Birthday, America.

Red, White & Blue Patriotic Cupcakes
Prep Time15 min
Cook Time15-20 min
Makes12 cupcakes
Ingredients
1 1/2 C all-purpose flour
1 1/2 t baking powder
1/4 T salt
1/2 C unsalted butter
3/4 C + 2 T sugar
2 eggs
1 t vanilla extract
red food coloring
blue food coloring
1 1/2 C white buttercream frosting
2 T red, white & blue sprinkles
Instructions
1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cups of a standard muffin tin with paper liners.

2

In a bowl, whisk together dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

3

In a medium bowl, with an electric mixer or by hand, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add eggs into butter mixture, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed and mix in the vanilla.

4

Add dry ingredients and milk to the butter mixture, alternately, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Mix until incorporated after each addition. Be sure not to over beat.

5

Separate batter into 3 containers and add red food color to one container, blue to another, and leave the third container plain. Using a mini cupcake scoop, layer all 3 colors of batter in each cup of the prepared cupcake tin, starting with blue, then white and ending with red. Bake until cupcake centers spring back when touched, about 15-20 minutes, rotating pan once if needed. Transfer to a wire rack; let cool for 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pan and let cool completely on a wire rack.

6

Place white buttercream frosting and a star tip into a piping bag. Pipe buttercream onto a cooled cupcake in a circular motion. Before the frosting dries, sprinkle with red, white and blue sprinkles. The frosted cupcakes are best eaten within 1 day. Enjoy!

Begin your culinary adventure with us today!