• 1 box French vanilla cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 c oil
  • Red and blue food coloring

Buttercream Frosting:

  • 1 lb box powdered sugar
  • 1 stick butter- softened
  • 1/4 c milk
  • 1 t vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place cupcake wrappers into muffin tin.20150715_121944

Combine cake mix, water, eggs and oil in a mixing bowl. Beat until smooth. Divide the batter into three equal portions (about 1-1/3 c each). Dye one portion blue, one portion red, and leave the third white. Spoon 1 level tablespoon of blue batter into each cupcake. Giggle pan so batter spreads out to cover the bottom of the wrapper. Then spoon 1 level tablespoon of white batter on top of blue batter. Last, spoon 1 level tablespoon red batter on top of white batter.

Bake for 12-18 minutes. Allow cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.20150715_145238

Buttercream Frosting: Beat sugar, butter, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Add milk slowly until desired consistency is achieved. Spread 1-2 tablespoons of frosting on each cupcake. Decorate as desired.

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