close up of 4th of July swirl cupcake

4th of July Cupcake

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!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 153 kcal


  • 24 vanilla cupcakes, baked and cooled
  • 3 cans vanilla frosting
  • Red and blue food coloring


  1. Tint one can of frosting blue and one can red.

  2. Cut a large square of plastic wrap. Place the blue frosting in the center. Wrap up like a burrito, twist the ends. Repeat with the red and white frosting.

  3. Cut one twist of each frosting log. Prepare a piping bag with desired tip (I used a Wilton 1M). Place all three frosting logs evenly into the pastry bag. Frost cupcakes.

  4. Store loosely covered in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts
4th of July Cupcake
Amount Per Serving (1 cupcake)
Calories 153 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 140mg6%
Potassium 40mg1%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.