Patriotic Cupcakes

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Have a grand ole time celebrating the red, white, and blue with these easy Patriotic Cupcakes. They will be the hit at that cookout for sure. 

Patriotic Cupcakes from Served Up With Love are super festive to celebrate the 4th of July, Memorial Day, and Labor Day. Everyone will swoon over these cupcakes.

The 4th of July is right around the corner! How did that happen? It seems like once the kids get out of school the summer just starts to go by really fast. These cupcakes are perfect for any of the patriotic holidays during the summer. 

Patriotic Cupcakes recipe from Served Up With Love

Our daughter loves getting in the kitchen and baking cupcakes with me. She is going to be 12 this year so I need to cherish those moments where she actually wants to do something with me. Most of the time she will help me mix them up and then she disappears until the fun part comes of decorating them. 

Patriotic Cupcakes recipe from Served Up With Love

Heart swoon that bright, red batter!  

Patriotic Cupcakes recipe from Served Up With Love

You can almost smell them can't you? 

Patriotic Cupcakes recipe from Served Up With Love

Now comes the fun part, decorating! Super simple and oh so festive! 

Patriotic Cupcakes recipe from Served Up With Love

Is there anything more delicious than cream cheese icing? You can certainly use buttercream if you are not a fan of cream cheese. My extended family would not be happy with me if I served these with cream cheese icing. 

Patriotic Cupcakes recipe from Served Up With Love

Yield: 1 dozen

Patriotic Cupcakes

Celebrate all things red, white, and blue with these Red Velvet with cream cheese icing Patriotic Cupcakes. 


2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ cups sugar
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 ½ tsp cocoa powder
1 ½ cups vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk
2 large eggs
1 ½ tbsp red food coloring
1 ½ tsp white vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract

8 oz. cream cheese
½ cup butter
2 tsp vanilla
3 ½ cups powdered sugar


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a muffin tin with cupcake liners. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder. In a separate bowl, mix together oil, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing well until combined. Fill cupcake liners ⅔ full. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large bowl mix together cream cheese, butter, and vanilla. Slowly mix in powdered sugar until ingredients are combined and frosting is formed. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before frosting. Add the frosting to your cake decorator or piping bag with an icing tip, and frost the cupcakes. Finish with patriotic red, white, and blue star sprinkles. Enjoy!


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