Can you believe the 4th of July is this week? I feel like we were just talking about Christmas gift guides and here we are. This 4th of July is particularly special for me. My brother is home on leave for the first time in over a year! He is in the army and I am SO happy to have him home.
To prepare for his arrival this weekend, my sister created these beautiful red, white & blue pound cake cupcakes. I can take credit for nothing in this recipe. She created the whole thing and let me follow her around to take pictures and video. She also let me lick the beaters covered in icing. So yeah…you could say I was super helpful. These really are the perfect patriotic dessert for your party this weekend though!
This is not the first time she has created something super delicious for my blog. Remember the time she created this masterpiece for Easter brunch?
These pound cake cupcakes are so light and airy for the summer holiday and pair perfectly with raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries. Who doesn’t love a patriotic-themed cupcake that doesn’t leave you begging for a nap?
I’ve created a little YouTube Recipe Video below of her time in the kitchen, but check out the ingredients for these bad boys below.
-1.5 cups Swan’s Down Cake flour
-1.5 Tsp baking power
-2/3 cup sugar
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-1 tsp almond extract
-3 eggs large
-1/4 cup milk
-1/2 cup unsalted butter
-4 cups powered sugar
-1 cup softened butter
-3 tsps. vanilla
-1-2 tbsp milk
-Blue food coloring
-Sprigs of mint
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Rebecca @ Strength & Sunshine says
Perfect sweet treat for the holiday!
Katherine @ The Weekend Fox says
I love all the fun treats for the 4th of July! The red, white, and blue colors are always so fun and these look delicious. Love the cute video, too! 🙂
Crystal @ Dreams, etc. says
These are so cute! And perfect for the 4th of July!
Amanda K says
Those are so cute and so fun for the 4th of July!
These look delish and so cute. Great idea for the 4th of July. I love red, white, and blue treats for Independence Day.
Those are so pretty! I really like how you topped them with the fresh berries and mint.
Jasmine Maria says
These look so yummy. I would devour these.
Carmen Varner says
These are adorable. I love the addition of fresh fruit, especially during the summertime! :]