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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.

Join The Conversation
nicmic113 nicmic113 8 years
love the look
amyinthesky amyinthesky 8 years
5 eggs? that's a lot of eggs for a cake batter. that isn't a typo is it?
devils devils 9 years
ooooh that looks really good!
amyellyo amyellyo 9 years
thehabra thehabra 9 years
anything using a box mix is not a recipe in my book...
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
OMG! Super cute!
LesleyP825 LesleyP825 9 years
Oooo...I love red velvet cake!
MrsSchmitt MrsSchmitt 9 years
Haha, PetSugar! That sounds perfect for this morning!
Marci Marci 9 years
PetSugar has a point. Cupcakes for breakfast!
Pets Pets 9 years
If it involves a muffin pan, does that mean I can eat it for breakfast?
emalove emalove 9 years
So cute! I'm obsessed with red velvet cake.
HonestMuffin HonestMuffin 9 years
wooo hooo! these are good ya'll!
Swedeybebe Swedeybebe 9 years
hello my favorite kinds of cupcakes!!!! i could eat red velvet all day long...
SugarFreak SugarFreak 9 years
So cute!
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