Patriotic Tye Dye Cupcakes
Recipe type: Cakes/Cupcakes
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Serves: 12
These fun Patriotic Tye Dye Cupcakes are dyed red, white and blue to help celebrate America's birthday -- they're a cinch to make but are super impressive!
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 4 egg whites
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 cup water
  • Red & Royal Blue Gel Food Coloring (like by Wilton)
  • 2 sticks butter, room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • Patriotic sprinkles
  • Patriotic star cupcake picks
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 1 muffin tin with 12 liners and set aside. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat together the cake mix, egg whites, oil and water with an electric mixer or until combined. Divide the mixture evenly among three small bowls. Tint one bowl red with the red food coloring, tint the second bowl royal blue, and leave the third bowl plain white.
  2. Take a Tablespoon of batter (any color) and drop it into the muffin tin. Layer with a Tablespoon of another color of batter, then the final color of batter for a total of all three colors among each muffin cup or until the cup is about ¾ths of the way full. Repeat with remaining cups.
  3. Bake for approx. 14-16 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with moist crumbs or comes out clean. Cool completely.
  4. Meanwhile, make your frosting. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter, vanilla and heavy cream. Gradually add the powdered sugar, about a cup at a time, until frosting is light and fluffy. Pipe the frosting high onto the cooled cupcakes, and immediately sprinkle with the patriotic sprinkle mix. Adorn with the patriotic cupcake picks (I found mine at Hobby Lobby) and serve!
Recipe by The Domestic Rebel at