Mini Cupcakes for the 4th of July, Memorial Day, or any day you would like to make them! Delicious, patriotic and so easy to make!
These are the best cupcakes to serve during your 4th of July party!
Use this recipe as a fun family-friendly way to spend quality time in the kitchen together.
Enjoy decorating each mini cupcake with a red, white, and blue theme for your holiday party event!
Using a white cake mix and a handful of supplies you’ll be able to whip up these mini cupcakes for the 4th of July in just under an hour of your time.
This is the perfect way to celebrate Independence Day with your family.
This recipe doesn’t call for making the frosting into red, white, and blue shades, but you can easily adjust the recipe by following the steps below to make three separate bowls of colored frosting.
How do you make blue icing?
If you want to make your vanilla frosting a blue color for these 4th of July mini cupcakes, you can add 12 drops of blue food coloring with 3-4 drops of red food coloring.
Mix the frosting and food coloring together until they appear to be a navy blue color.
How do you make red icing?
The next step to this 4th of July party dessert idea is to make red icing.
You can take vanilla or buttercream frosting and add red food coloring in.
If you want a darker red then add 1 tablespoon of color, for a medium red tint use 1 teaspoon of red food coloring, and for a light tint of red add ¼ of a teaspoon red food coloring.
Mix together until the food coloring is blended in with your frosting.
You don’t have to make red, white, and blue frosting for these 4th of July mini cupcakes, but it would be an added festive touch to make your 4th of July cupcakes even more decorative.
Once you’ve made the colors for frosting, you can fold the sprinkles into each batch of frosting to ensure that sprinkles are evenly mixed into every color for your red, white, and blue cupcakes.
If you’re looking to add an additional touch to your mini cupcakes you can purchase small American flags to place in each mini cupcake.
There are many variations of this 4th of July cupcakes recipe that you can include such as the red, white, and blue frosting or mini décor pieces like an American flag inserted into each cupcake.
How to Make Mini 4th of July Cupcakes
Gather the list of ingredients below and follow my step by step instructions to make your mini cupcakes with a red, white, and blue theme for a festive dessert today.
Ingredients for Mini Cupcakes For The 4th of July
- white cake mix
- large egg whites, room temperature **see tip below
- vegetable or canola oil
- red and blue Jimmie sprinkles
- Frosting, your favorite
Directions For Mini Cupcakes For The 4th of July
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and add cupcake liners to pan
In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cake mix, egg whites, buttermilk, and oil
Mix until completely smooth
Fold in sprinkles carefully so colors don’t run
Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-14 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
Cool completely on a wire rack
Decorate with the frosting of your choice, and add sprinkles or other decorations
Pro Tip for the Eggs: You can also use whole eggs, the batter will be a little more yellow.
Mini 4th of July Cupcakes
- 1 box 15.25 oz white cake mix
- 4 large egg whites room temperature **see tip below
- 1 cup buttermilk
- ½ cup vegetable or canola oil
- ½ cup red and blue Jimmie sprinkles
- Frosting your favorite
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and add cupcake liners to pan
- In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cake mix, egg whites, buttermilk, and oil
- Mix until completely smooth
- Fold in sprinkles carefully so colors don’t run
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-14 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
- Cool completely on a wire rack
- Decorate with the frosting of your choice, and add sprinkles or other decorations