These Red, White, and Blue Cupcakes are festive vanilla frosted cupcakes that are perfect for your next Patriotic celebration, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, or all summer long.
For the Cupcakes: 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour 1 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature) 2 egg whites 1/4 cup sour cream 1 TBS vanilla extract 1/2 cup buttermilk (can sub for any milk) red and blue gel food coloring For the Frosting: 1 cup unsalted butter (room temperature) 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar (sifted) 3-4 TBS heavy cream 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 dash salt red and blue gel food coloring
Let your ingredients sit at room temperature to warm up before using, eggs, butter, and buttermilk for the best results. This will help your ingredients mix together smoothly. Properly measure the flour using the spoon and sweep method to prevent over measuring, which could lead to dry cupcakes.