4th of July Red, White & Blue Star Cupcakes
Yield: 36 Cupcakes
- Muffin Recipe:
3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cup water
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or to taste
4 cups (1 pound) confectioners' sugar, sifted
4th of July Decorations used:
Blue Transparent Glitter Star Puffy Picks
Edible Star Quins
or red, white
and blue Jimmies
or similar 4th of July
Preheat oven to 350 F. Line cupcake
baking pans with paper cupcake liners.
In large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt; set
In second small mixing bowl, combine water, vegetable oil and vanilla. Add
contents of small mixing bowl to large mixing bowl and stir with mixing spoon to
Using mixing spoon, ice-cream
scoop, or soup spoon, fill cupcake liners half
full with cupcake batter.
Wearing oven mitts, place cupcake pans in oven; bake approximately 25 minutes
or until done. When done, wear oven mitts to remove pan from oven and turn off
oven. Cool completely.
For the Frosting:
In a bowl beat together the butter and cream cheese with an electric
mixer set at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add 1 teaspoon pure
vanilla extract. Beat in the confectioners' sugar, 1 cup at a time. Continue
beating until light and creamy. You should have about 3 cups.
Using a pastry
bag with a star
tip pipe frosting onto muffins. Decorate with Glitter
Star Puffy Picks or similar 4th
of July decorations.
Sprinkle sides with star quins or jimmies if desired.
Serve the cupcakes immediately, or cover lightly with plastic wrap and chill
for up to 12 hours before serving.
You can use any muffin
recipes to make cupcakes.
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