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Red, White, and Blue Sprinkle Explosion Cupcakes

Sprinkles are the easiest no-fuss topping when you’re stuck for ideas when it comes to decorating cupcakes, and that’s exactly what I’ve put to use here! Give these easy red, white and blue sprinkle explosion cupcakes a shot- whether you’re planning to whip up a quick sweet treat for the fourth of July or just want to pamper your taste buds a bit! 
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 33 mins
Course Cake, Cupcakes, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cupcakes


  • 1 box Duncan Hines Classic White Cake Mix
  • 1 c water
  • 3 eggs large
  • c vegetable oil
  • 8 oz whipped topping
  • 16 oz vanilla frosting
  • ½ c red, white, and blue sprinkles divided


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line cupcake pan with liners.
    Cupcake Ingredients
  • Prepare cake mix. Add cake mix, water, eggs, and vegetable oil to a bowl and using an electric mixer, mix at low speed for 30 seconds, then at medium speed for 2 minutes.
    Add Ingredients to Bowl
  • Add ¼ cup of the sprinkles and mix on low just until combined.
  • Pour batter into cupcake liners, about ½  full.
    Better in liners
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, until you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean.
  • Allow cupcakes to cool on a wire rack.
  • Once cooled, add whipped topping and frosting to a bowl and mix with an electric mixer on medium speed for about 45 seconds.
    Whipped Frosting
  • Snip off the end of piping bag or corner of ziplock bag and insert the frosting tip.
    Frosting Tip
  • Place bag into a cup and fold the edges over the rim.
  • Spoon frosting into bag, and pipe frosting onto cupcakes.
    Piped Frosting
  • Add sprinkles.
    Add Sprinkles
  • Refrigerate cupcakes, as the whipped topping will start to settle at room temperature.
    Frosted Cupcakes
Keyword July 4th Cupcakes, Patriotic Cupcakes, Red, White, and Blue Cupcakes
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