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Fireworks surprise cupcake cut in half to show red white and blue sprinkle surprise in middle

Fireworks Surprise Cupcakes Recipe

Fun easy cupcakes with sprinkles inside for the 4th of July!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cupcake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes
Calories 88kcal
Author Dorothy Kern
Cost $8


  • 24 yellow cupcakes baked and cooled (or use a box mix)
  • 2 cans vanilla frosting or from scratch
  • 1 cup red white, and blue sprinkles


  • Bake and cool cupcakes according to package directions.
  • Gently slice a round circle from the middle of the cupcake, taking out part of of the cupcake. Fill the hole with sprinkles and replace part of the piece you took out.
  • Frost cupcake and top with more sprinkles.
  • Store loosely covered in refrigerator for up to 4 days.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 23mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg