Firecracker Cupcakes


Recipe: Firecracker Cupcakes

Summary: This 4th of July why not try baking red, white and blue cupcakes with the kids?


    • 1 package (18-1/4 ounces) white cake mix
    • 1/2 teaspoon blue food coloring
    • 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring
    • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting


  1. Prepare batter according to package directions.
  2. In a small bowl, combine 1 1/3 cups batter and blue food coloring. In another bowl, combine 1 1/3 cups batter and red food coloring. Leave remaining batter plain.
  3. Fill paper-lined muffin cups with 2 tablespoons red batter, 2 tablespoons plain batter and 2 tablespoons blue batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  4. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Frost with vanilla frosting a few drops of red food coloring and blue food coloring; Makes 1 1/2 dozen. using grass tip #233.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 20 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 16

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