Patriotic Tie-dye Cupcakes Recipe

Fun patriotic cupcakes with swirls of red, white and blue.
  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Chill/Cook time: 18 minutes
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  • Servings: 12

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  • ¾ cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup water
  • Red food coloring
  • Blue food coloring
  • Key Lime Cheese Ball Mix
  • 8 oz. Neufchatel cheese
  • 4 oz. whipped topping
  • Decorative cupcake tins (optional)

cooking methods

  • Bake


Preheat oven to 350°. Mix Absolutely Almond Pound Cake as directed on the package; split batter into 3 different bowls. Add 20 drops of blue food coloring to one bowl and 25 drops of red food coloring to another; mix color into each. Leave the last bowl plain without color. In each muffin tin place a scoop of red batter, then a scoop of white, and last a scoop of blue; continue until all the batter is gone. Swirl batter through each cupcake using a toothpick. Bake for approximately 18 minutes; cool completely. While cupcakes are baking, combine Key Lime Cheese Ball Mix with Neufchatel cheese; blend well. Fold in whipped topping and spread on cooled cupcakes.

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