Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
- 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
- 1/2 teaspoon blue food coloring
- 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring
- 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
- Red, white and blue sprinkles
- Prepare cake mix batter according to package directions for cupcakes.
- 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.
- Fill paper-lined muffin cups with 2 tablespoons red batter, 2 tablespoons plain batter and 2 tablespoons blue batter. Bake at 350° for 20-24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Frost with vanilla frosting; decorate with sprinkles.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 261 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 259mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
Jun 9, 2017
These were so fun to make! I did have a bit of trouble gauging how much of each color batter to use but otherwise this recipe is super easy. I love it starts with a cake mix and canned frosting. Perfect for last minute. They are very festive.
Jun 28, 2014
Most definitely awesome!! If you desire to impress, make these. Will take advice from someone who commented here about using 1 Tbsp. each color batter vs. 2 Tbsp. I particularly do not like batter running over side of pan Just makes a **mess**. THANK YOU for sharing this recipe. J.
Jun 30, 2013
These were a huge hit for kids and adults at one of our 4th of July parties. There was so much food and desserts and this one still took the cake, literally! It is a little time consuming to put each colored batter into each muffin liner. But, they were fun to make and delicious. I would definitely make this recipe again!
Mar 12, 2012
My grandson was born July3. He loves these on his special day.
Feb 18, 2012
Everyone was impressed with these cupcakes but they were so easy to make
Jul 3, 2011
The recipe actually calls for one half teaspoon of each color.
Jul 3, 2011
great idea, but 2 tbs. Is way too much. Next time maybe 2 tsp.
Jul 3, 2011
TOH - please correct this recipe! 2 Tbsp of each color? My mistake for not reading previous reviews before starting this, but a teaspoon of each (using flatware, not a measuring teaspoon) filled a standard cupcake liner. Mess to make, and not too pretty right now as I got wise and made them smaller, but the first 3-4 I made rose over the liner and are misshapen. I got 14 cupcakes (not 24).
Jul 2, 2011
cute idea but WHAT A MESS! if the batter was just divided in thirds it would be easier,just got a dozen that were the three colors. i guess my grandkid will be happy but i wasn't.
Jun 29, 2011
Use Wilton gel dyes for great colors w/no flavor. The gel dyes last a long time and the colors turn out very bright. Bright Reds & beautiful blues!
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