These Swirl Cupcakes are the perfect 4th of July Cupcake! Swirled frosting dresses up a plain vanilla cupcake so easily, the perfect patriotic dessert for the fourth!
This cupcake would be so fun to make with any colors, but I love patriotic red and blue best.
The Fourth of July is such a fun day – it’s America’s birthday! And how better to celebrate America than with cupcakes?
Patriotic cupcakes are such a fun dessert for a 4th of July party. During summer parties and BBQs it’s easiest to serve things that don’t need cutting or slicing. Cupcakes are the perfect option for that!
When I think of traditional 4th of July foods, I think about apple pie, fluff, watermelon, and punch, along with hot dogs and grilled pizza. We usually set up a huge party area for food and drinks and then people just grab and go and cupcakes are perfect for that.
If you’re looking for a fun red, white, and blue cupcake recipe, I’ve got you covered. Between these Swirled 4th of July Cupcakes and Fireworks Cupcakes there is a cupcake for everyone. And don’t forget about this Funfetti Flag Cake, which would be a great addition to a party too.
The key to making these cupcakes is the swirled frosting. Making a swirl frosting is easy and can dress up even the most basic cupcakes. You can use your favorite cupcake recipe, but if you want to use a box mix or even buy store-bought cupcakes, no one will be the wiser once they see the frosting.
Dorothy is the blogger behind EasyGoodIdeas.com and CrazyforCrust.com. She loves creating recipes that are sometimes savory, often sweet, and always served with a slice of her life.