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4th of July Cupcakes

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These little treats are just perfect for your 4th of July celebration. I just love creating fun cupcakes, so I knew I wanted to make some fun patriotic 4th of July Cupcakes this year. The red velvet is a fun touch for these red, white, and blue desserts.

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4th of July Cupcakes

Our favorite thing to do on the 4th of July is head to our local state park where they have a huge fireworks show. Once you get in there you are stuck until the end of the show, so this year we are going to pack a picnic and make a whole day of it. These will definitely be on my list of things to bring.

4th of July Cupcakes

Here’s what you’ll need to make the cupcakes-

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp red food coloring
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Then, the frosting-

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Finally, you’ll need these red, white, and blue star sprinkles to top them.

4th of July Cupcakes

Here’s how to make them-

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a muffin tin with blue cupcake liners.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together oil, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing well until combined.
  • Fill cupcake liners ⅔ full.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl mix together cream cheese, butter, and vanilla.
  • Slowly mix in powdered sugar until ingredients are combined and frosting is formed.
  • Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.
  • Add the frosting to your cake decorator or piping bag with an icing tip, and frost the cupcakes.
  • Finish with patriotic red, white, and blue star sprinkles. Enjoy!
4th of July Cupcakes

These cupcakes use my favorite, ever cream cheese frosting recipe. I typically use this frosting for every cupcake that I make unless I’m going for a specific, different frosting flavor. It is always a winner, and my family loves it. 

Be sure to save this recipe so you have it when you get ready to start preparing your 4th of July treats! For a printable version, see below!

4th of July Cupcakes

Yield: 12 cupcakes

4th of July Cupcakes

4th of July Cupcakes

Yummy red velvet cupcakes and cream cheese frosting, all from scratched dressed up with patriotic sprinkles and cupcake liners.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp red food coloring
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a muffin tin with blue cupcake liners.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together oil, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla.
  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing well until combined.
  5. Fill cupcake liners ⅔ full.
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, in a large bowl mix together cream cheese, butter, and vanilla.
  8. Slowly mix in powdered sugar until ingredients are combined and frosting is formed.
  9. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.
  10. Add the frosting to your cake decorator or piping bag with an icing tip, and frost the cupcakes.
  11. Finish with patriotic red, white, and blue star sprinkles. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 374

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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