What better way to celebrate a birthday than with deliciously moist cupcakes? And what better celebration than the birth of our nation?

I wanted to do something fun for the Fourth of July that would inspire you into your own kitchen with a touch of creativity.

Red, White, and Blue Cupcakes with white topping and red and blue sprinkles

Independence Day Cupcakes

Looks great, right? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet! And the recipe? Easy-peasy.
But first, take a look at these mouth-watering photos:

Independence Day Cupcakes with Flag

Independence Day Cupcakes with Flag

Hooray for the Red, White and Blue!

Hooray for the Red, White and Blue!

Independence Day Cupcakes with Flag

Look at those layers!

Independence Day Cupcakes

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Total Time: 33 minutes

Yield: 24 cupcakes

Serving Size: 1 cupcake

Independence Day Cupcakes

This festive Fourth of July cupcake is sure to please everyone from young to old.


  • White cake mix from a box
  • 1 1/4 Cup water
  • 1/3 Cup cooking oil
  • 3 eggs
  • Red and blue food coloring


  1. Prepare a white cake mix according to package directions.
  2. Divide uncooked batter into three equal parts.
  3. Set aside the white batter.
  4. Mix blue food coloring into the second batter.
  5. Mix red food coloring into the third batter.
  6. Line a cupcake pan with red, white, and blue cupcake liners.
  7. Drop one large spoonful of blue batter into each liner.
  8. Using a clean spoon, drop one large spoonful of white batter onto the blue.
  9. With another clean spoon, drop one large spoonful of red batter onto the white.
  10. Bake according to package directions.
  11. Allow to cool completely. Top with white frosting, then add red and blue sprinkles.
  12. Decorate with a small flag.

She's a Grand Ol' Flag!

She’s a Grand Ol’ Flag!

These cupcakes will definitely add a delicious flare to your table this week. Enjoy!

And Frankly, My Dear… that’s all she wrote!

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