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Patriotic Cupcakes

These festive cupcakes are sure to be the star of your Fourth of July menu. I divided the batter from regular cupcakes into portions and used food coloring to make red, white and blue treats. Our kids loved helping prepare them. —Jodi Rugg, Aurora, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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 Facts
1 each: 261 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 259mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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