4th of July Desserts

Desserts to Make on the 4th of July

Are you entertaining guests for a backyard cookout or BBQ for the 4th of July? These recipes for 4th of July desserts are a big hit around my house. I am sure your 4th of July cookout guests will enjoy them as well.

Cupcakes not only taste good, they are very easy to decorate in a 4th of July theme. Buy American Flag cupcake toppers and follow the simple recipe directions below for 4th of July Cupcakes. I have also added an easy to follow 4th of July cupcake cooking video!

Ingredients for 4th of July Cupcakes:

Yield: 18 4th of July cupcakes

  • 18 1/4 ounces white cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon blue food coloring
  • 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring
  • 1 (16 ounce) can vanilla frosting
  • red white and blue candy sprinkles

Directions for 4th of July Cupcakes:

4th of july cupcakesPrep Time: 15 mins Total Time: 39 mins

  1. Prepare cake mix according to package directions.
  2. In a small bowl, combine 1 1/3 cups batter with blue food coloring. In another small bowl, combine red food coloring with 1/3 cups batter. Leave the remaining batter plain.
  3. Fill paper-lined muffin tins with 2 tablespoons red batter, 2 tablespoons plain batter, and 2 tablespoons blue batter. Do not swirl batter, leave it layered.
  4. Bake at 350ºF for 20-24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in a cupcake comes out clean.
  5. Cool 10 minutes in pan and then remove cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Frost with vanilla frosting and decorate with sprinkles.

4th of July Cupcakes Recipe Cooking Video

I hope you enjoy making this simple recipe for 4th of July cupcakes. We love them around our house and can’t wait to make these fun cupcakes every year during the 4th of July.

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  1. You are just SO cute with your creative 4th of July desserts!

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