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Firecracker Cupcakes

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"This delicious, festive treat will help your fourth of July become even more special."
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51 m servings 339
Original recipe yields 24 servings (24 cupcakes)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 12-cup muffin tins or line cups with paper liners.
  2. 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.
  3. Bake cupcakes in the preheated oven until lightly golden, 16 to 20 minutes.
  4. 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.
  5. 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

Per Serving: 339 calories; 13.3 53.2 2.6 23 233 Full nutrition

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