Everyone loves surprises and these 4th of July Cupcakes do not disappoint! They’re delicious and filled with sprinkles! Every July 4th celebration needs these firecracker cupcakes!

These quick and Easy 4th of July Cupcakes are so fun! These firecracker cupcakes have a surprise of sprinkles in the middle! They're perfect for parties!

These quick and Easy 4th of July Cupcakes are so fun! These firecracker cupcakes add a little something extra to your celebrations with the surprise of sprinkles in the middle! Kids and adults love them. I mean, how can you go wrong with sprinkles!  Not to mention that it makes a very easy 4th of July dessert.

There is just something about patriotic, red white and blue food! It always brings me back to childhood memories of summer filled with barbecues, fireworks, playing in the water and of course friends and family.

Check out this video to see how to make these Patriotic 4th of July Cupcakes!

These quick and Easy 4th of July Cupcakes are so fun! These firecracker cupcakes have a surprise of sprinkles in the middle! They're perfect for parties!

I don’t know about you but we love super simple 4th of July desserts and this one is perfect for the kids. My kids thought they were getting vanilla cupcakes with sprinkles on top until they bit into the cupcakes. They were so excited when sprinkles spilled out!

These quick and Easy 4th of July Cupcakes are so fun! These firecracker cupcakes have a surprise of sprinkles in the middle! They're perfect for parties!

Variations for 4th of July Cupcakes:

  • Use Red Velvet Cake Mix instead of white cake mix. Fill with blue sprinkles and top with white icing for Red, White and Blue Cupcakes.
  • Top your cupcakes with whipped cream instead of frosting for a lighter version.
  • Change it up for different party themes, because everyone loves sprinkles! These would be fun for a unicorn themed party, red and pink for Valentine’s Day, red and green for Christmas and they would even be great for New Years’ Eve celebrations!
  • Add some colored M&Ms in with the sprinkles for a little extra fun!
  • Fill your cupcakes with pop rocks for some added excitement!
  • Make a cake version by baking your favorite cake recipe, then layer cakes with frosting between layers. Cut a hole in the middle and fill with sprinkles and M&Ms.

Ingredients for Firecracker Cupcakes:

These quick and Easy 4th of July Cupcakes are so fun! These firecracker cupcakes have a surprise of sprinkles in the middle! They're perfect for parties!

How to make Firecracker cupcakes:

  1. Bake your cupcakes as directed on the box. Allow cupcakes to cool completely
  2. Take a small knife and cut out the center of each cupcake. Don’t cut all of the way to the bottom. A melon baller also works great for this!
  3. Save the top and cut the inside of the top of the cupcake out (making a “lid”).
  4. Pour 4th of July sprinkles inside. (You can also mix 4th of July sprinkles with pop rocks or an even more fun idea)
  5. Place the cupcake lid back on top.
  6. Ice the cupcakes like normal. I did use a piping bag to make it easier to frost the top of the cupcakes.
  7. Add additional sprinkles and top with some fun 4th of July cupcake toppers.
    These quick and Easy 4th of July Cupcakes are so fun! These firecracker cupcakes have a surprise of sprinkles in the middle! They're perfect for parties!
  8. Watch the kids’ faces as they bite into the cupcakes and get the surprise sprinkles inside!
These quick and Easy 4th of July Cupcakes are so fun! These firecracker cupcakes have a surprise of sprinkles in the middle! They're perfect for parties!

Make these 4th of July cupcakes today! Your family with thank you and so will your party guests!

Print the 4th of July Cupcakes recipe below:

Easy 4th of July Cupcakes – Firecracker Cupcakes!

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These quick and Easy 4th of July Cupcakes are so fun! These firecracker cupcakes are super fun with a surprise of sprinkles in the middle!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 234
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 24 cupcakes baked as directed on box (or make homemade cupcakes)
  • 1 container vanilla icing (or homemade Vanilla Buttercream Frosting)
  • 1 container 4th of July sprinkles
  • 4th of July cupcake toppers (optional)
  • 4th of July cupcake liners (optional)

Instructions

  • Bake your cupcakes as directed on the box. Allow to cool completely
  • Take a small knife and cut out the center of each cupcake.
  • Save the top and cut the inside of the top of the cut out out cupcake (making a “lid”).
  • Pour 4th of July sprinkles inside. (You can also mix 4th of July sprinkles with pop rocks or an even more fun idea)
  • Place the cupcake lid back on top.
  • Ice the cupcakes like normal. I did use a piping bag to make to make it easier to icing.
  • Add additional sprinkles and top with some fun 4th of July cupcake toppers.

Recipe Notes

Your kids will go nuts over this 4th of July dessert!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 234kcal, Carbohydrates 37g, Protein 2g, Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 1g, Sodium 176mg, Potassium 47mg, Sugar 27g, Vitamin A 20IU, Vitamin C 0.1mg, Calcium 56mg, Iron 0.7mg

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