Red, White, and Blue Cupcakes


This is a real dandy. It would be a great addition to your July 4th celebration spread. The amusing effect of the swirled frosting can be duplicated using any colors for any occasion. It makes a fun Christmas cupcake using red and green or a pretty spring cupcake using pink and green.

What you will need

White Cake:

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup shortening

2 cups sugar

4 large eggs

2 3/4 cups all-purpose soft-wheat flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup buttermilk

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 1/2 tablespoons almond extract

Paper baking cups

Vegetable cooking spray

1 1/2 cups strawberry or blueberry jam

Vanilla Frosting

Vanilla Frosting:

1/2 cup butter, softened

3 to 4 tablespoons whipping cream

1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 (16 oz.) package powdered sugar



Red jumbo sprinkles, edible glitter stars, red candies, star picks (optional)


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