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Reader Recipe: Red, White, and Blue Cupcakes

With the presidential race speeding up and the Fourth of July hot on our heels, it seems like a perfect time to make some red, white, and blue cupcakes. (As if any of us needed an excuse to make cupcakes.)

This recipe comes from TeamSugar member HonestMuffin, who put her namesake muffin pans to good use to make these red-velvet cupcakes. To give the treats a patriotic twist, she topped the cream-cheese frosting with blue star sprinkles. To get the recipe and see how she made them,


Easy Red Velvet Cupcakes

Easy Red Velvet Cupcakes

Easy Red Velvet Cupcakes


  1. 1 package yellow cake mix
  2. 2 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
  3. 5 large egg
  4. 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  5. 1 cup buttermilk
  6. 1 1/2 (1 ounce) bottles red food coloring
  7. 1 can cream cheese frosting


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line 24 regular-size muffin tins with paper or foil liners.

In a large bowl beat the cake mix with baking cocoa, eggs, oil, buttermilk, and food coloring for about 2 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl

Spoon the batter evenly between the muffin tins about two-thirds to three-fourths full.

Bake according to package directions.

Remove from the pans immediately and cool on wire racks.

Frost cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.

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