Fireworks Cupcakes

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How fun are these Fireworks Cupcakes?! These fun patriotic cupcakes are the perfect addition to your 4th of July and Memorial Day gatherings!

Fireworks Cupcakes

We call these ‘firework cupcakes’ because the frosting of the explosion of patriotic colors in the cake and the frosting. These cupcakes are especially fun for the kids and easy enough for them to help make.

Important Ingredients You Will Need:

  • Cake Mix – White cake mix works best.
  • Milk – We use whole milk. This gives the cake moisture.
  • Food Coloring – Red and Blue.
  • Butter – you will need this for the cake and the frosting.
  • Powdered Sugar – used for the buttercream
  • Heavy Whipping Cream – this makes the frosting smooth and creamy.
  • Patriotic Sprinkles – this is optional, but makes the cupcakes so festive.
Fireworks BOMB POP Cupcakes

How To Make Fireworks Cupcakes

Preheat oven to 350.
Line muffin pan with the white cupcake liners
In a medium bowl, add the cake mix, butter, milk, and vanilla extract and stir until combined
Divide the batter into 3 bowls.
Add the red food coloring to 1 bowl.
Stir to combine.
Add the blue food coloring to the second bowl.
Stir to combine.
Leave the third bowl white.
Begin to fill the cupcake liners.
Scoop about 1 tbsp of each colored batter into the cupcake continue to rotate colors until it is 3/4 of the way full.
Bake in the oven for about 18-20 minutes.
Pull out the cupcakes and allow to cool before frosting.

Red, White and Blue Frosting

  1. Using a stand mixer, combine all ingredients and mix on medium speed.
  2. Mix until you see stiffed peaks in your frosting.
  3. Once the frosting is made, split it into three bowls
  4. Add about 2-4 drops of each color: red in one bowl, blue in another leaving the third one white.
  5. Place the piping bag into a large glass and fold the sides of the bag over.
  6. Scoop one spoonful of the red frosting onto one side of piping bag.
  7. Now scoop one spoonful of the blue frosting onto another side of the piping bag
  8. Scoop one spoonful of the white frosting onto the last side of the piping bag and squeeze the icing together.
  9. Frost the cooled cupcakes.
  10. Garnish with patriotic sprinkles before enjoying your AWESOME Fireworks Bomb Pop Cupcakes!
Fireworks BOMB POP Cupcakes

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Fireworks BOMB POP Cupcake
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Fireworks Cupcakes

How fun are these Fireworks cupcakes? These are going to be the perfect addition to your 4th of July and Memorial Day!
Servings: 18 cupcakes
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 40 mins

Ingredients
  

Cupcakes:

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 3 eggs room temp
  • 1/2 Cup softened unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 1 Cup whole milk
  • 1 TBSP vanilla extract
  • Red and blue gel food coloring

Frosting:

  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 2 1/2 C powder sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3-5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • Red and blue gel food coloring
  • Patriotic cake sprinkles

Instructions

Cupcakes:

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Line muffin pan with the white cupcake liners
  • In a medium bowl, add the cake mix, butter, milk, and vanilla extract and stir until combined
  • Divide the batter into 3 bowls.
  • Add the red food coloring to 1 bowl.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Add the blue food coloring to the second bowl.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Leave the third bowl white.
  • Begin to fill the cupcake liners.
  • Scoop about 1 tbsp of each colored batter into the cupcake continue to rotate colors until it is 3/4 of the way full.
  • Bake in the oven for about 18-20 minutes.
  • Pull out the cupcakes and allow to cool before frosting.

Frosting:

  • Using a stand mixer, combine all ingredients and mix on medium speed.
  • Mix until you see stiffed peaks in your frosting.
  • Once the frosting is made, split it into three bowls
  • Add about 2-4 drops of each color: red in one bowl, blue in another leaving the third one white.
  • Place the piping bag into a large glass and fold the sides of the bag over.
  • Scoop one spoonful of the red frosting onto one side of piping bag.
  • Now scoop one spoonful of the blue frosting onto another side of the piping bag
  • Scoop one spoonful of the white frosting onto the last side of the piping bag and squeeze the icing together.
  • Frost the cooled cupcakes.
  • Garnish with patriotic sprinkles.

Nutrition

Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 48mg | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 570IU | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 0.7mg

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3 comments on “Fireworks Cupcakes”

  1. Wow, Really amazing just love this recipe looking so delicious. Definitely gonna try this at home for boys, they will love it. Thanks for shearing.

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