This delicious, festive treat will help your fourth of July become even more special.

Katie

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Recipe Summary

prep:
35 mins
cook:
16 mins
total:
51 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 cupcakes
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 12-cup muffin tins or line cups with paper liners.

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  • Combine cake mix, water, eggs, and oil in a bowl. Stir to moisten; beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 2 minutes. Pour into prepared muffin cups.

  • Bake cupcakes in the preheated oven until lightly golden, 16 to 20 minutes.

  • Divide coconut into 3 equal portions. Place 2 portions into separate resealable plastic bags; place remaining portion on a plate. Add blue food coloring to one bag and red food coloring to the other; seal bags and shake until coconut is evenly colored. Pour colored coconut onto separate plates.

  • Remove paper liners from cupcakes; frost tops and sides. Press each cupcake gently into the 3 plates of coconut, completely coating all sides. Draw a star shape on top using the decorating gel. Make a hole in the center of the star with a toothpick; insert a licorice piece "fuse."

Editor's Note:

The directions for making cupcakes are based on the particular brand mentioned. Follow instructions on box if using a different brand.

Nutrition Facts

340 calories; protein 2.6g 5% DV; carbohydrates 53.2g 17% DV; fat 13.3g 21% DV; cholesterol 23.3mg 8% DV; sodium 233.4mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition
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