Yield: 24 cupcakes

Red White and Blue Cupcakes

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes

These Red, White and Blue Cupcakes are made with a simple white cupcake base and filled with sprinkles! We topped these patriotic cupcakes with blue vanilla frosting!


For the Cupcakes:

  • 5 large egg whites, room temperature
  • ¾ cup buttermilk, divided
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 ½ cups cake flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

For the Sprinkles Filling

  • ¼ cup mini red and blue mini-M&M’s
  • ¼ cup red sprinkles
  • ¼ cup blue sprinkles
  • ¼ cup holiday stars

For the Frosting

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • red, white, blue gel food coloring, optional


For the Cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place liners in a standard-sized cupcake tin and set aside. 
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg whites with ¼ cup of the buttermilk. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine cake flour with baking powder and kosher salt. Whisk together and set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with granulated sugar. Scrape down sides of the bowl as needed and beat for about 2-3 minutes, until fully blended.
  5. Beat in vanilla extract.
  6. Add in the dry ingredients, slowly, just until combined. Slowly add in the egg mixture, beating until well blended (about 1 minute).
  7. Finally, beat in the remaining buttermilk.
  8. Spoon batter evenly into the prepared cupcake tin, filling about ½ full. Bake for 17-19 minutes until lightly browned and springs back when you touch it.
  9. Remove from oven and cool completely on wire rack.
  10. In a small mixing bowl mix together sprinkles, candy stars, and mini-M&M’s.
  11. After cupcakes have cooled, cut out the center of the cupcakes and fill with 1- 2 teaspoons of sprinkles candy mixture. Add cupcake top back to the cupcake to hold filling in (it's okay if it doesn't fit perfectly, you'll frost over the top).

For the Frosting

  1. For the frosting, beat butter for 3-4 minutes until pale in color.
  2. Add powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk. Beat an additional 3-4 minutes until fluffy and smooth!
  3. If you want to color your frosting, mix in gel food coloring of choice one drop at a time until desired color. If wanting several colors, separate the vanilla frosting into small bowls and mix in food coloring.


  • We recommend gel food coloring for brighter colors that use less food coloring.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 346Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 118mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 0gSugar: 39gProtein: 2g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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