These are so cute for the fourth! I posted this recipe last July 4th and thought it was worth a repeat today.
Fourth of July Cupcakes
18 1/4 ounces white cake mix
1 cup water (or as indicated on cake mix directions)
1/3 cup oil (or as indicated on cake mix directions)
3 eggs (or as indicated on cake mix directions)
1/2 teaspoon blue food coloring
1/2 teaspoon red food coloring
1 (16 ounce) can vanilla frosting
red white and blue candy sprinkle
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 350º 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.
Makes about 18 cupcakes