The Cupcake Project: 4th of July Cupcakes Easy Homemade Cupcakes Recipe
Week 5 of The Cupcake Project bring us these adorable 4th of July Cupcakes! Vanilla cupcakes with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting and the juiciest berries fresh picked and ready for Summer eating. If you’ve been following along here for the last month, you’ve watched me baking my way through the amazeballs cookbook, Your Cup of Cake. 1 new homemade cupcake recipe a week. It’s written by Lizzy Early. Have you all gone to check it out yet?? Oh Mylanta!! Best $12 I ever spent at Sam’s Club! These super easy 4th of July Cupcakes are easy peasy too. Probably the easiest ones I’ve made so far. I’ve said it a million times, I am so NOT a cupcake decorator. I just love making great homemade cupcakes! I probably use my piping bags and fancy tips totally wrong. Please, don’t tell the fine folks at Wilton, I’ve dropped some serious cash over there and they can’t come confiscate my stash! But, these 4th of July Cupcakes have that gorgeous, juicy fruit to cover any mistakes! You too can absolutely whip these homemade cupcakes up in no time and have everyone ‘Ohhhhh-ing & Ahhhhh-ing’. Way better than Aunt Mildred’s Ambrosia, right? Ethan is a huge fruit lover, so he was way more than happy with all the left-over fruit too. Bonus! So, are ya ready? Let’s get baking! Oh! At the bottom of this recipe for the 4th of July Cupcakes are links to all the other homemade cupcakes I’ve made for The Cupcake Project. Don’t forget to check those out!
4th of July Cupcakes
- 1 Box White Cake Mix (I used Pillsbury)
- 4 Egg Whites
- 1/3 Cup Oil
- 1 Cup Milk
- 1/3 Cup Mayonnaise
- 2 TSP Vanilla
- 8oz Package of Cream Cheese (softened)
- 1/2 Cup Butter (softened)
- 2 TSP Vanilla
- 3-4 Cups Powdered Sugar
- Raspberries, Blueberries, and Strawberries (for decorating)
Let's start making these cute 4th of July Cupcakes by preheating your oven to 350*. Pull out some liners that match our theme (I use Wilton Color Cups as they hold their color and never turn brown) and line your cupcake pans. This will make 24 homemade cupcakes.
In small bowl, sift cake mix and set aside.
In large mixing bowl, mix egg whites, oil, milk, mayo and vanilla on low speed until smooth.
Slowly add your cake mix and blend until it's smooth and lump free. Remember, I always tell you, lumps are yucky!
I know I say this every time we make homemade cupcakes, but use a food scoop to pour batter into cupcake liners. It makes it way less messy. And it takes all the guess work out of getting them filled to the right amount. Fill your liners 3/4 full. Depending on your oven, bake for 17-22 minutes. We were right about to the 18 minute mark with these. Go on and use the old 'toothpick comes out clean' trick to test yours. Now, set those aside on cooling rack. And, while they are cooling off, we're going to make some frosting!
In large mixing bowl, beat the butter and cream cheese for about 2 minutes. Add vanilla extract. Now slowly start to add your powdered sugar and continue to beat until it's at the right consistency you want for decorating. Don't forget to scrape the sides of the bowl!
If frosting is too thin, add a tad more powdered sugar a little at a time. If it's too thick, add 1 TBSP milk at a time. Now, go on! Give it a little lick. Tastes yummy, right??! If the small fry's are there, let them lick the beaters. That's almost the best part!
Once your 4th of July Cupcakes are cooled completely you're ready to decorate! Grab your berries and go at it! Perfectly easy homemade cupcake recipe!
Now, won’t your party be awesome with these? My oldest son is in the Army, so we typically have a big bash on Independence Day. I’m so proud of him! Make sure to remember what the day is all about! Celebrate!
Like I promised at the top of this post, here’s a recap of all the amazing homemade cupcake recipes we’ve done so far for The Cupcake Project….
Week 1, Our Chocolate Malt Homemade Cupcakes! Just like an old fashioned soda fountain drink. My dad’s favorite!
Week 2, we made Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes. Oy… Remember those Ice Cream bars?? THAT!!
For Week 3, we made Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes! All the Summer fun, no melty mess! And super cute for Summer BBQ’s and parties. HUGE hit with the kiddies!
Week 5 we made THE prettiest homemade cupcakes ever. Really… Strawberry Pink Lemonade Cupcakes are DA BOMB!
Week 6 I made these Uh.Maze.Ing White Chocolate and Blackberry Cupcakes. Oh.My.Lanta! Just go check out the photo and tell me you don’t want to make them! Gorgeous!
Week 7 we whipped up some sweet and tart Lemon Lime Cupcakes. Perfect for Spring and Summer dessert baking!
Week 8 was Orange White Chocolate Cupcakes! Add some black sprinkles and you have another Halloween Dessert idea!
Week 9 was the Uh.Maze.Ing Caramel Apple Cupcakes that have literally taken off on Pinterest!
Week 10 was the Orange Cranberry Cupcakes! Sweet and tart perfection!
Week 11 were the festive and lucky Andes Mint Chocolate cupcakes! Oh yeah! I went there!
And, week 12 were the Toasted Coconut Cupcakes. Super delicious, just sayin’…
Week 13 we went and threw down some Milky Way Caramel and Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes.Yeah, totes did it up good too!
Week 14 were the unbelievably delish Dr. Pepper and Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes. I found heaven in those babies!
So, are ya going to give these 4th of July Cupcakes a try?
What’s your plan for the day? Big backyard BBQ or something else? I made these awesome Apple Bourbon BBQ Ribs if you’re looking for something awesome to make on the grill! Fall off the bone goodness right there!
If you liked this recipe post, and want more, you can subscribe to be on our mailing list here.
Are you a social kinda person? Follow Sassy Girlz on Facebook or Twitter. For all the pretty pictures, follow me on Pinterest or Instagram.
Mel Outnumbered says
Those look delicious! We make a 4th of July cake with Blueberries and Raspberries. Might have to try cupcakes this year!
These are so cute! I bet they are super yummy, too!
Those are super cute! I love this recipe, especially for making them for my son’s preschool class as a special treat.
Amber Edwards says
Those look absolutely amazing! And seriously the fruit totally makes the cupcake! I never thought to use Mayo in cupcakes. Now I’m super curious how it alters or perfects the flavor!
Melissa Lawler says
All I can say is, OMG!
Krystle(Baking Beauty) says
Those look super yummy! I love cream cheese icing
I shouldn’t have clicked this link when I’m hungry 🙁
These look so cute and so festive!!
These are adorable and the recipe sounds delicious! Perfect for an Independence Day BBQ!
I’m a sucker for cupcakes and these look great! Very very festive as well.
Kathleen Kennedy-Leon says
This is great–its our wedding anniversary on the 4th and we always have a big BBQ pool party–I love have red white and blue foods!!! thanks for sharing and making it simple 🙂
Little Miss Kate says
oh cream cheese frosting! my favorite
Let me pull up a chair and grab some coffee. Boy those look so delicious! This is one recipe I will be trying this 4th Thanks for sharing this!
Tiffany C. says
Wait! I’m still trying to get over the fact that the 4th of July is soon.
Your cupcakes look adorable, and delicious.
Kelsey Apley says
First off, YUM! Secondly those are so pretty, and thanks for sharing your how-to recipe! Makes me want a cupcake 🙂
These cupcakes are so much fun and they look yummy. My daughter would enjoy helping me make these for sure!
Debi@ The Spring Mount 6 Pack says
Those look great. I will have make them with my girls.
Yum! These are so pretty. I am going to make a batch of these for our 4th of July family get together.
Kristen @ My 3 Little Kittens says
What an absolutely gorgeous cupcake photo!!! Definitely a showstopper!! Fabulous recipe and idea! Thank you so much for sharing Ronni!!!!!
These are so perfect!
My daughter made these for our 4th of July celebration today. They were the best cupcakes I’ve had, and very festive!! Wish I could send you a picture of how they came out. Thank you!