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Fourth of July Cupcake Flag Cake

fourth of july cupcake flag cake Dessert
Fourth of July Cupcake Flag Cake
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 48

Celebrate the Fourth of July in style! Our cupcake flag cake is everything your celebration needs—red, white and blue frosting swirled on Betty’s white cake for the fluffiest and creamiest dessert. And with 48 servings, there won’t be anyone missing out on a piece of this crowd-pleasing treat. Just four ingredients, under-an-hour of prep and a little creativity is all you need to make this potluck dessert that everyone will devour—trust us, the fireworks won’t be the only showstopper this Indepence Day! MORE+ LESS-

Jessica Walker
Updated June 20, 2019
Betty Crocker Cake Mix
Make with
Betty Crocker Cake Mix

Ingredients

2
boxes Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
4
containers Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
Blue paste food color
Red paste food color

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F (350°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. With 1 box of cake mix, make batter as directed on box, using water, oil and eggs. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups (about 2/3 full).
  • 2
    Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. While 24 cupcakes are baking, make batter with remaining cake mix, water, oil and eggs. Repeat baking and cooling to make 24 more cupcakes.
  • 3
    While cupcakes are cooling, tint 1 container frosting with blue food color; tint 1 1/2 containers frosting with red food color. Set both aside. Spoon remaining white frosting into decorating bag with large tip.
  • 4
    On covered board or cutting board, arrange cooled cupcakes into rectangle. Mark off 12 cupcakes to be frosted blue. Pipe thick lines of white frosting onto remaining cupcakes; spread with spatula until smooth. Spoon blue frosting into separate decorating bag; pipe onto the 12 cupcakes and smooth. Carefully move blue section of cupcakes to join other portion of cupcakes.
  • 5
    Into decorating bag with large star tip, spoon red frosting. Pipe stars in rows to make red stripes. Using smaller star tip, pipe white frosting stars onto blue frosting section.

Expert Tips

  • Freeze the cupcakes ahead of time so they are firmer to frost.
  • Let frosting set just a bit between mixing in the color and spreading it on the cupcakes. It will become more stable and brighter in color.
  • To make spreading frosting easier, try popping your frosting in the microwave for 10 seconds.
  • If you want to jazz up your flag cake even more, sprinkle red, white and blue jimmies on the frosting.
  • Looking for more treats? Try one of Betty’s Best Fourth of July Desserts

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
250
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
18%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
220mg
9%
Potassium
35mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
13%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
29g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 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 Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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