Flag Cupcake Cake

Three easy steps make red, white and blue cupcakes ready for a grand celebration.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 24

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1
container Betty Crocker™ Whipped fluffy white frosting
Betty Crocker™ red sugar
Betty Crocker™ blue sugar
Betty Crocker™ Decorating Decors stars
2
thick pretzel rods (7 inch)
1
roll Betty Crocker™ Fruit by the Foot™ chewy fruit snack rolls (any red flavor; from 4.5-oz box)

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 24 cupcakes. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 2 Frost 9 cupcakes with frosting; sprinkle with red sugar. Frost 6 cupcakes with frosting; sprinkle with blue sugar and star decors. Frost remaining 9 cupcakes with frosting. Arrange cupcakes as shown in photo.
  • 3 To make flag pole, arrange pretzel rods end-to-end and wrap with fruit snack; place on left side of arranged cupcakes. Store loosely covered.

Expert Tips

You can freeze the baked cupcakes tightly wrapped for up to two months.

Create an attractive display by covering a piece of sturdy cardboard with wrapping paper, then plastic food wrap. Stretch and secure with tape. Or cover cardboard with foil or cooking parchment paper.

If you have only one pan and a recipe calls for more cupcakes than your pan will make, cover and refrigerate the rest of the batter while baking the first batch. Cool the pan about 15 minutes, then bake the rest of the batter, adding 1 to 2 minutes to the bake time.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake (Cake and Frosting Only)
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
150mg
150%;
Total Carbohydrate
24g
24%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
16g
16%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.