This post may contain Affiliate Links. Please read our Disclosure Policy.
These easy red, white, and blue sprinkled explosion cupcakes start with a boxed cake mix, and are loaded with sprinkles inside and out! These delicious cupcakes are perfect for all of our patriotic summer holidays. Try this simple cupcake recipe today!

These easy red, white, and blue sprinkle explosion cupcakes start with a boxed cake mix, and are loaded with sprinkles inside and out!

These delicious cupcakes are perfect for all of our patriotic summer holidays. Try this simple cupcake recipe today!

Looking for more recipes for the 4th of July? Check out these!

These 4th Of July Cookie Bars are great for serving a crowd, topped with homemade cream cheese frosting and sprinkles. 

Or these Patriotic Pretzels and Firecracker Popcorn are two of the easiest 4th of July snacks to put together when you’re short on time.

And our collection of the Best 4th Of July Recipes covers everything from recipes for the grill, BBQ side dishes, festive appetizers, 4th of July desserts, and everything you need for your patriotic party.

Red, White, and Blue Sprinkle Cupcake Ingredients

  • Duncan Hines Classic White Cake Mix
  • Water
  • Large eggs
  • Vegetable oil
  • Whipped topping
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Red, white, and blue sprinkles
  • Cupcake liners
  • Wilton 1M frosting tip
  • Piping bag or ziplock bag

How to make the Sprinkle Explosion Cupcakes

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line the cupcake pan with liners.

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 ¼ cup of the sprinkles and mix on low just until combined.

Pour batter into cupcake liners, about ½ full.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, until you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean.

Allow the cupcakes to cool on a wire rack. Then once cooled, add whipped topping and frosting to a bowl and mix with an electric mixer on medium speed for about 45 seconds.

Snip off the end of the piping bag or corner of a ziplock bag and insert the frosting tip.

Place the bag into a cup and fold the edges over the rim. Spoon the frosting into the bag, and pipe frosting onto cupcakes.

Add sprinkles.

Refrigerate cupcakes, as the whipped topping will start to settle at room temperature.

Red, White, and Blue Sprinkle Explosion Cupcakes

5 from 2 votes
These easy red, white, and blue sprinkled explosion cupcakes start with a boxed cake mix, and are loaded with sprinkles inside and out! These delicious cupcakes are perfect for all of our patriotic summer holidays. Try this simple cupcake recipe today!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Desserts & Sweet Treats
Cuisine American
Servings 24 Cupcakes
Calories 213 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Duncan Hines Classic White Cake Mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 large eggs
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 8 oz whipped topping
  • 16 oz vanilla frosting
  • ½ cup red white, and blue sprinkles; divided
  • Cupcake liners
  • Wilton 1M frosting tip
  • Piping bag or ziplock bag

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line cupcake pan with liners
  • 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 ¼ cup of the sprinkles and mix on low just until combined.
  • Pour batter into cupcake liners, about ½ full.
  • 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.
  • Snip of the end of piping bag or corner of ziplock bag and insert the frosting tip.
  • Place bag into a cup and fold the edges over the rim.
  • Spoon frosting into bag, and pipe frosting onto cupcakes.
  • Add sprinkles.
  • Refrigerate cupcakes, as the whipped topping will start to settle at room temperature.

Nutrition

Serving: 1CupcakeCalories: 213kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 1gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 71mgSugar: 21g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, is intended to serve as an estimate only, and is provided for informational purposes. The accuracy of nutritional information is not guaranteed.

Click stars to rate now! Or leave a comment below.

5 from 2 votes

Vickie aka The Crazy Family Mom

Vickie is the creator of A Crazy Family. She is a stay-at-home mom of a little boy with a big personality. She loves to share real food recipes, parenting tips & encouragement, fun kids activities, and so much more! Plus she is thrilled to provide you with a space to celebrate all that is awesome (and a little crazy) in the world.

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments