Red White and Blue Patriotic Cupcakes Recipe

by Jenn

Can you believe it’s already almost the 4th of July? If you are looking for a fun and festive cupcake recipe give this red, white and blue patriotic cupcake a try!  

Red White and Blue Patriotic CupcakesRed White and Blue Patriotic Cupcakes

To make these red, white, & blue cupcakes, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Cupcakes:
  • 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
  • 24 cupcake liners
  • cupcake pan
Frosting:
  • 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 bowl
  • medium star tip and pastry bag
  • Large cup to put the piping bag in
  • Patriotic Sprinkles
Red White and Blue Patriotic CupcakesCupcakes:
  • Preheat oven to 350 and line cupcake pan with the liners.
  • In the bowl to your KitchenAid Artesian Mini Mixer, combine the cake mix, butter, milk, and vanilla bean paste and mix on medium speed 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:
  • 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.
Red White and Blue Patriotic Cupcakes
  • Fit the star tip into the piping bag and place the bag inside the cup, pulling the bag over the edge of the cup.
  • Using a spoon, scoop some of the red icing and put it on 1/3 part of the piping bag.
Red White and Blue Patriotic Cupcakes
  • 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.

If you would like to print the recipe for these fun Red White and Blue Cupcakes for the 4th of July you can do so using the below recipe card.

Red White & Blue Cupcakes

Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )
Serves: 12 Prep Time: Cooking Time: Nutrition facts: 500 calories 10 fat

Ingredients

  • Cupcakes:
  • 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
  • 24 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 bowl
  • medium star tip and pastry bag
  • Large cup to put the piping bag
  • Patriotic Sprinkles

Instructions

Cupcakes:

Preheat the oven to 350 and line a 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 them about 3/4 of the way full.

Bake in the oven for about 21 minutes.

Pull it out and place it on the side to cool.

Frosting:

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, stiff peaks.

Separate the frosting into three bowls.

Add the red food dye to one bowl.

Add the blue food dye to 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 edge of the cup.

Using a spoon, scoop some of the red icing and put it on 1/3 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 frost it from the outer edge.

Notes

Recipe created for us by Krista.

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5 comments

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Armando Rincon August 4, 2017 - 5:18 pm

so cute how you made the swirl, those colors don’t run.

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Linda Manns Linneman July 1, 2017 - 4:37 pm

These sound so good for this holiday weekend. Great idea. Thank you for sharing. Have a safe holiday

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Marthalynn June 29, 2017 - 11:20 am

You make this seem so easy! I have a feeling this could take a few tries for me to get right. But I’m still going to attempt it. I love how colorful and festive they are!

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denise low June 28, 2017 - 3:34 pm

Thank you for sharing your recipe. I grandkids would love these.

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CALVIN F. June 22, 2017 - 4:37 pm

Very nice colourful cupcakes :D

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