Red, White and Blue Cupcakes
Looking for an easy 4th of July dessert recipe to "wow" your guest this holiday? Look no further than these delicious Red, White and Blue Cupcakes guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser!
Recipe type: Dessert
  • For the cake:
  • 1 box white cake mix, 1 cup sour cream, ½ vegetable oil, 3 large eggs
  • For the marshmallow frosting:
  • ½ cup sugar, 2 tbsp water, 2 large egg whites, 7 oz. container marshmallow fluff
  • For strawberry toppers:
  • 1 pint of strawberries, 12 oz. package candy melts (blue)
  1. I started with the strawberry toppers because the candy melts need time to set in the refrigerator.
  2. Using a knife, carefully cut off the stem of the strawberry to make a flat bottom.
  3. You want the strawberry to be able to stand up.
  4. Next, melt the blue candy melts according to the directions on the back of the package.
  5. Once the candy is melted, carefully dip the strawberries inside to coat them.
  6. Place them on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and put them in the fridge to set. I only dipped about half the strawberries so I could alternate dipped and undipped on the finished cupcakes.
  7. Now it’s time to make the cupcakes. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  8. Simply add your store-bought cake mix, sour cream, 3 eggs and vegetable oil to your stand-up mixer and combine all the ingredients together.
  9. Next, use cupcake liners and line a cupcake tray with them. Using an ice cream scoop, fill your cupcake liners about ¾ full.
  10. Place in the oven for about 18 - 20 minutes or until the cupcakes are golden brown.
  11. Put the cupcakes on a wire rack and let them cool completely before frosting them.
  12. Now for the marshmallow frosting. You are actually going to make this on the stove top. Since there are raw egg whites in the mixture, you need to cook the frosting over low heat so it’s safe to eat.
  13. Place all your frosting ingredients in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Place the stove on low, and using a hand mixer, constantly stir the marshmallow mixture. You want to continue mixing until your frosting comes to soft peaks, just like so.
  14. Pull the frosting off the burner and you’re ready to start decorating.
  15. To decorate the cupcakes. Simply dip the top of a cooled cupcake into the marshmallow frosting.
  16. You want to cover the entire top of the cupcake and then place it on a wire rack.
  17. Continue frosting all your cupcakes.
  18. All that’s left to do is top your cupcakes with the strawberries. I did half with the candy-covered strawberries and half plain.
  19. Place the cupcakes on a pretty serving dish and watch them disappear.
Recipe by Lake Life State of Mind at