What do you think of when you hear the words "Fourth of July"? A barbecue and fireworks, probably. And with so many food options — including delicious, juicy burgers, sweet and creamy sheet cakes, and savory potato salads — cupcakes might have totally slipped your mind. But we're here to make the case for Fourth of July cupcakes as the ideal Independence Day treat, and here's why.
Casual, grab-and-go desserts are ideal for summer cookouts. Who has time to sit there with a fork and knife and actually cut up a dessert? We want our sweets, and we want them now! There are games to play, loved ones to chat with, and fireworks to watch. Enter the cupcake — a delightful handheld dessert that won't chain you to the table. Plus, there's nothing more patriotically pleasing than a tray full of red, white, and blue cupcakes, right? My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of red velvet cupcakes!
Keep scrolling to see our favorite Fourth of July cupcake recipes.