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4th of July cupcakes are simple from-scratch vanilla cupcakes topped with a homemade buttercream frosting decorated with red and blue stripes and topped with a cherry. Perfect for your patriotic celebration!
4th of July Cupcakes
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Simple from-scratch vanilla cupcakes are topped with a homemade creamy frosting decorated with red and blue stripes and topped with a cherry for your patriotic celebration!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 4th of July Cupcakes
Servings: 16
Calories: 429 kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line 16 muffin cups with cupcake liners.

  2. With mixer on medium speed beat butter and sugar until blended, light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.
  4. Reduce mixer speed to low and add flour, baking powder and salt. Beat until blended.
  5. Add milk and vanilla until just combined. Increase mixer speed to medium-high and beat 1-2 minutes until batter is smooth.
  6. Divide batter evenly between cupcake liners and bake 25 minutes or until tops are golden and toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean.
  7. Cool 5 minutes in pan. Transfer to wire rack and cool completely.
  1. Beat butter until creamy. Gradually add confectioners sugar and beat until blended.

  2. Add milk and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy, 4-5 minutes. As you beat the frosting it will become lighter in color, creamier and fluffier.

  3. Attach piping tip and pastry bag. Paint red and blue lines inside pastry bag. Carefully fill pastry bag with frosting and pipe onto tops of cupcakes and top with a cherry.

Recipe Notes

Makes 16 cupcakes.

Tip: For mini cupcakes line 48 mini muffin cups with cupcake liners. Prepare batter and divide evenly between mini liners. Bake 20 minutes or until tops are golden.

Nutrition Facts
4th of July Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 429 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 259mg11%
Potassium 47mg1%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 47g52%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 641IU13%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.