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Easy Fourth of July Cupcakes: Red, White and Blue

Make these easy Fourth of July Cupcakes for your holiday celebration. They are festive red, white and blue with a FREE Printable 4th of July Cupcake Topper.

These easy to make Red, White & Blue Cupcakes are perfect for 4th of July! Add the FREE Printable 4th of July Cupcake Toppers for even more fun! Click on the photo to grab the recipe and get the FREE Printables!

Are you ready for a really fun 4th of July Cupcake? Whether you are celebrating with family or hosting a big party, everyone will love these cupcakes! Like always, they are easy to make, but look impressive. And the Printable Fourth of July Cupcake Toppers make them even more fun!



For the Fourth of July Cupcakes we started with a white cake mix, dividing the batter into 3 equal portions then colored 2 portions, red and blue. Then layering the batter to create festive Red, White & Blue Cupcakes.


The frosting I used this time is Wilton Decorator Icing piped on with star tip #1M and a few sprinkles on top. You can also use Buttercream Frosting if you rather.

Then it’s time to add the Cupcake Topper. You can print them from your home computer or save them to a flashdrive and take them to an office supply store to have them printed, this is how we do it.

Click here to print

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Easy 4th of July Cupcakes: Red, White & Blue

Easy 4th of July Cupcakes: Red, White & Blue

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Super easy and festive cupcakes for your Fourth of July Celebration. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com


  • 1 white boxed cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk {splash of vinegar in a measuring, fill with milk and let set a couple minutes}
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • Red No-Taste Coloring {no taste is important, red coloring is usually bitter}
  • Royal Blue Coloring
  • White Frosting
  • Sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and add liners to cupcake pan
  2. Combine cake mix, eggs, buttermilk and oil until smooth
  3. Divide batter into 3 bowls, about 1 cup each
  4. Add red and blue coloring into separate bowls, mix well
  5. Using a 1 tablespoon cookie dough scoop, add batter into each liner beginning with the blue, top with a scoop of white, then red
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  7. Remove from oven and cool completely
  8. Fill a decorator bag fitted with a star tip #1M with white frosting
  9. Pipe on frosting and top with sprinkles and cupcake topper if desired



  1. Jennifer Froehlich says:

    I love your ideas… thank you for the free printables. One question, how do you get the cupcake toppers to be round or “star” shape ((like in the picture) ? Thanks so much! Jennifer – [email protected]

    1. Hi Jennifer, for the circles, I use a 2 inch round hole punch. For the stars on this one, I used a die cut machine. You can also use a cookie cutter, trace it onto paper and cut them out by hand.
      Happy Baking!

  2. I’m having a hard time finding where to print the cupcake toppers, I am a subscriber but don’t know where the ‘Archive’ page is. Unless this is it? Please help 🙂

    1. Hi Kayla, Here is the FAQ page for your reference. http://hoosierhomemade.com/faqs/
      I see you have been a subscriber for quite awhile. Every week in the Cupcake Chronicles Newsletter, toward the bottom you will find the links and passwords you need.

  3. the recipe above…..is this what you usually recommend when making any cake MIX? sounds very interesting. thanks for sharing.

    1. Yes Barbara, I add those ingredients to any cake, no matter what flavor.

      1. thanks…cannot wait to try.

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