4th of July Dessert: a Patriotic Cupcake Idea

Patriotic Cupcake Idea

Red and blue cake, layered with white frosting is a perfectly patriotic take on a cupcake.

Patriotic Cake Cups

Fourth of July Dessert Materials

What you will need:

  • 1 white cake mix (prepared according to the directions on the box)
  • Red and blue food coloring
  • Red and blue sprinkles
  • 1 tub of white frosting
  • 2 pint-size Mason jars

 

Patriotic Cake Cup-step1

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray two cake pans with nonstick spray.

 

Patriotic Cake Cups Step 2

  • Prepare the cake batter according to the package. Divide the batter into two mixing bowls.

 

Patriotic Cake Cup Step 3

  • Add a few drops of red coloring to one of the mixing bowls and a few drops of blue coloring to the other bowl. Use a whisk to mix. Once the color has been mixed, pour each batter into a cake pan.

 

Patriotic Cake Cups Step 4

  • Bake the cakes for 20-25 minutes. Allow cakes to completely cool once they are done cooking.

 

Patriotic Cake Cups Step 5

  • Once the cakes have cooled, remove them from their pans. Use the top of a glass jar (or a circular cookie cutter) to cut out even circles of cake. If your circles are thicker than 3/4-inch, cut them in half with a knife.

 

Patriotic Cake Cup Finished

  • Place a layer of cake into a jar and top with frosting. Place a second, different color layer of cake into the jar and top with frosting, Alternate until your jar is filled or you end on frosting without overfilling the jar. Add decorative sprinkles and celebrate!