Perfect for Memorial Day celebrations, July Fourth get-togethers, or any gathering, this recipe for Red, White, and Blue Sprinkle Cupcakes is a star-spangled salute to America.
A package of store-bought cake mix and a box of pudding mix save time in the kitchen, and the addition of red, white, and blue sprinkles to the batter add flecks of color throughout.
When it comes to baking and taking your goodies to your destination, there is nothing better than this handy bake and take cupcake tray from Oneida. The ultimate in practicality, it is ideal for time-crunched bakers who are looking for the best way to bake their treats and then tote all of them in one container.
Wherever you transport them, these yummy cupcakes will be a crowd-pleasing addition to any commemoration. Happy Memorial Day!
RED, WHITE, AND BLUE SPRINKLE CUPCAKES
1 (4-serving size) package instant vanilla pudding and pie filling mix
1 (16.5-ounce) package plain yellow cake mix
1 cup water
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup red, white, and blue candy sprinkles, plus more for garnish
Easy Creamy Frosting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 24 muffin cups or line with paper liners. Reserve 2 tablespoons pudding mix for frosting (see below). In a large bowl, combine the remaining pudding mix, cake mix, eggs, water, oil, and vanilla. Blend with an electric mixer on low speed until moistened, about 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium; beat 2 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup candy sprinkles. Divide into muffin cups. Bake until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before removing to wire racks. Cool completely. Frost with Easy Creamy Frosting; garnish with candy sprinkles. Makes 24 cupcakes.
EASY CREAMY FROSTING
2 tablespoons instant vanilla pudding and pie filling mix
1/2 cup heavy (or whipping) cream
1 (8-ounce) carton regular or light frozen whipped topping, thawed
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
In a medium bowl, combine pudding mix and heavy cream. Whisk for 1 minute. Stir in whipped topping and vanilla.
Thanks to Oneida for providing bakeware