Cakes and Cupcakes · Patriotic Recipes for Memorial Day and 4th of July

4th of July (or Memorial Day) Cupcakes

Easiest. Thing. Ever.

This isn’t really a recipe, it’s a technique.  Such an easy technique, in fact, that your toddler can help you do it.

My two year old was my assistant today, although she kept calling them either “pancakes” or “muffins” instead of cupcakes. πŸ™‚

These cupcakes are so easy and fun, and all they require is a box of white cake mix (with the added ingredients on the box), some food coloring, and some frosting.

Are they gourmet? No, but they are the perfect dessert to bring to a 4th of July BBQ or party, or to any patriotic event.  Lets call this a patriotic dessert.

For more 4th of July recipes, click here. πŸ™‚

Incidentally, your toddler will help you eat them, too.  πŸ™‚

1 package of white cake mix + ingredients listed on the box (eggs, water, oil)
Red & blue food coloring
Your favorite frosting recipe.  Click here for mine.

Preheat oven to 350Β°.

Line a muffin tin with white liners.  The white will ensure the colors shine through.

Mix the cake mix according to directions, and use the egg white recipe- this will keep the “white” part of your cake from having a yellow-ish tint to it.

Separate the batter evenly into 3 bowls.

Color one of them red.

Color one of them blue.

Scoop about a tablespoon of the red into each muffin tin.  Spread it around so that it covers the entire bottom.

Add a scoop of the white in the middle, and spread around in an even layer.

Add a scoop of the blue on the top and spread around in an even later.

Bake according to package directions, and once cool, frost with frosting and patriotic sprinkles. 



6 thoughts on “4th of July (or Memorial Day) Cupcakes

  1. Lovely! Where did you get the red, white and blue sprinkles? Were they expensive? I can only find either rainbow or chocolate sprinkles at a reasonable price around here.

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