Patriotic 4th of July Cupcakes

Recipe by Lvs2Cook
READY IN: 39mins


  • 18 14
    ounces white cake mix
  • 1
    cup water (or as indicated on cake mix directions)
  • 13
    cup oil (or as indicated on cake mix directions)
  • 3
    eggs (or as indicated on cake mix directions)
  • 12
    teaspoon blue food coloring
  • 12
    teaspoon red food coloring
  • 1
    (16 ounce) can vanilla frosting
  • red white and blue candy sprinkles


  • Prepare cake mix according to package directions.
  • In a small bowl, combine 1 1/3 cups batter with blue food coloring. In another small bowl, combine red food coloring with 1 1/3 cups batter. Leave the remaining batter plain.
  • Fill paper-lined muffin tins with 2 tablespoons red batter, 2 tablespoons plain batter, and 2 tablespoons blue batter. Do not swirl batter, leave it layered.
  • Bake at 350ºF for 20-24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in a cupcake comes out clean.
  • Cool 10 minutes in pan and then remove cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Frost with vanilla frosting and decorate with sprinkles.