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Patriotic Cupcake Recipe

 
When I think of summer I think of all the Patriotic Holidays like Memorial Day, July 4th, and of course Labor Day! I also think of all the red white and blue items all over in all the stores and of course, all the wonderful fireworks celebrating all the holidays in summer and especially July 4th. Summer is one of my favorite seasons considering I come from New Jersey and get to partake in all four of them. But summer has always been my favorite, from the long days to the warm weather, to the beautiful sunsets that I get to enjoy, to the beach and of course the pool, ocean, and boardwalk. But what I like the best about summer is the Barbecues and all the fun and food that goes with it.  
 
Summers are pretty awesome up here in northern New Jersey we usually barbecue every holiday but especially July 4th, we always kind of overdue with a number of people that we have for July 4th. But we always aim to please when it comes to the food that we serve to everybody. From the pig to the ribs to the hamburgers, dogs and chicken, and of course all those wonderful salads that everybody enjoys, and of course, you have to have some sweet white corn loaded with some good creamy salted butter. But to me the best part of any celebration is the dessert, you can’t  have a party without some sweet and wonderful tasting desserts, from the brownies to the cakes to the fruit salad or ambrosia, but my all time favorite dessert has and always will be cupcakes, I have to have me some cupcakes especially when they decorated with red, white and blue, to celebrate the patriotic holiday.
 
The best part of this Patriotic Cupcakes is that they are very easy to make and very yummy tasting and very patriotic. From the French vanilla cake to the yummy whipped cream that is decorated red white and blue with red and blue food dye, and of course, the star decorations to make it really patriotic, they are always and will be that special dessert added to our wonderful barbecue and always aim to please our guests.
 
 

Patriotic Cupcakes

 Makes 24 cupcakes 

Ingredients 

1 box of French vanilla cake mix
3 eggs
1/2 C (1 stick) of softened unsalted sweet cream butter
1 C whole milk

1TBSP pure vanilla bean paste 

cupcake liners

cupcake pan 

Directions for Cupcakes

Preheat oven to 350 and line cupcake pan with the liners

In a medium bowl, combine the cake mix, butter, milk, and vanilla bean paste and mix until combined

Using a medium ice cream scoop, scoop the batter into the cupcake liners and fill about 3/4 of the way full

Bake in the oven for about 21 minutes

Pull out and place on the side to cool

Frosting Ingredients 

1 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
2 1/2 C powder sugar
1 tsp vanilla 
3-5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
Blue and red food coloring 
3 bowl
medium star tip and pastry bag 

Large cup to put the piping bag in

Patriotic sprinkles

Directions 

Using a standing mixer, combine all ingredients except the food coloring into the bowl and mix on medium speed

If your frosting starts looking like powdery rocks, add another tablespoon of heavy whipping cream 

Mix until you see creamy stiffed peaks

Separate the frosting into three bowls 

Add the red food dye into one bowl

Add the blue food dye into the second bowl

Leave the third bowl white

Fit the star tip into the piping bag and place the bag inside the cup, pulling the bag over the cups edge

Patriotic Cupcake Recipe

Using a spoon, scoop some of the red icing and put it on 1/3 part of the piping bag

Repeat with the blue and white frosting

Patriotic Cupcake Recipe

Twist the top of the piping bag and squeeze the frosting down

Take your cooled cupcake and frosting the cupcake from the outer edge 

Yield: 24

Patriotic Cupcake Recipe

Patriotic Cupcake Recipe

The best part of this Patriotic Cupcakes is that they are very easy to make and very yummy tasting and very patriotic.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 21 minutes
Total Time 36 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box of french vanilla cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 C 1 stick of softened unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 1 C whole milk
  • 1 TBSP pure vanilla bean paste
  • cupcake liners
  • cupcake pan
  • Frosting Ingredients
  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 C powder sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3-5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • Blue and red food coloring
  • 3 bowl
  • medium star tip and pastry bag
  • Large cup to put the piping bag in
  • Patriotic sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Directions for cupcakes
  2. Preheat oven to 350 and line cupcake pan with the liners
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the cake mix, butter, milk, and vanilla bean pasta and mix until combined
  4. Using a medium ice cream scoop, scoop the batter into the cupcake liners and fill about 3/4 of the way full
  5. Bake in the oven for about 21 minutes
  6. Pull out and place on the side to cool
  7. Directions
  8. Using a standing mixer, combine all ingredients except the food coloring into the bowl and mix on medium speed
  9. If your frosting starts looking like powdery rocks, add another tablespoon of heavy whipping cream
  10. Mix until you see creamy stiffed peaks
  11. Separate the frosting into three bowls
  12. Add the red food dye into one bowl
  13. Add the blue food dye into the second bowl
  14. Leave the third bowl white
  15. Fit the star tip into the piping bag and place the bag inside the cup, pulling the bag over the cups edge
  16. Using a spoon, scoop some of the red icing and put it on 1/3 part of the piping bag
  17. Repeat with the blue and white frosting
  18. Twist the top of the piping bag and squeeze the frosting down
  19. Take your cooled cupcake and frosting the cupcake from the outer edge

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 357Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 303mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 1gSugar: 35gProtein: 3g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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