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Bomb Pop Patriotic Cupcakes

These Bomb Pop Patriotic Cupcakes are inspired by those icy summer treats and are perfect for any patriotic holiday such as Memorial Day or the 4th of July.
Course Cupcakes
Cuisine American
Keyword Bomb Pop Patriotic Cupcakes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 18
Calories 350kcal


For the frosting you will need:


  • Preheat oven to 350. Line muffin pan with the white cupcake liners. 
  • In a medium bowl, add the cake mix, butter, milk, and vanilla extract and stir until thoroughly combined.
  • Divide the batter into 3 bowls and leave one bowl white. Add blue food coloring to another bowl to create a deep blue, and stir well. Add red food coloring to the third bowl to create a deep red and stir well to combine.
  • Scoop about 1 tbsp of each colored batter into the cupcake continue to rotate colors until it is ¾ of the way full.
  • Bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cupcakes cool completely before frosting.
  • To make frosting - Using a stand mixer, combine all ingredients and mix on medium speed until you see stiff peaks in your frosting.
  • Split the frosting into three bowls, putting a little more in the bowl that will have the red frosting. Add about 2-4 drops of each color of food coloring: red in one bowl, blue in another and leave the third one white.
  • Place one piping bag into a large glass and fold the sides of the bag over. Scoop the red frosting into the piping bag. Squeeze a red layer of frosting onto all the cupcakes.
  • Scoop the white frosting into a piping bag. Squeeze a white layer of frosting onto all the cupcakes on top of the red frosting. Make the white layer a little smaller than the red.
  • Scoop the blue frosting into a piping bag. Squeeze a blue layer of frosting onto all the cupcakes on top of the red and white frosting. Make the blue layer a little smaller than the white layer.
  • Garnish with patriotic sprinkles.


Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 48mg | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 570IU | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 0.7mg