Wave the Flag Cupcakes

Wave the Flag Cupcakes

These colorful cupcakes cheer up any patriotic holiday table or picnic!


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Serves: 24 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 35 mins
Cooking Time: 25 mins

Yield: 24 x cupcakes

Heart-Friendly Recipe Low Sodium Recipe Diabetes-Friendly Recipe Low-Carb Recipe


  • 1 package (18 - 19 oz) yellow cake mix
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 egg whites
  • 3 cup fresh blueberries, divided
  • 1 package (8 oz) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar (or powdered sugar), unsifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 roll red-colored rolled fruit snack (from a 4 1/2-oz box)


Preheat oven to 350°F.

In large mixing bowl, beat cake mix with applesauce, egg whites and 1-1/4 cups water, for 30 seconds on low speed, then 2 minutes on medium speed. Spoon batter into 24 (2-1/2 inch) aluminum or paper-lined muffin cups.

Prior to baking, evenly divide 1 cup of blueberries onto tops of batter; do not stir. Bake cupcakes in preheated oven, following package directions. When done, remove from oven to a wire rack and cool completely.

FROSTING: In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Spoon onto cooled cupcakes; spread to the edges.

Unroll fruit snack and, with a sharp knife, cut into strips 1/8-inch wide by 2-inch long. On half of each cupcake, arrange strips, trimming each to fit. Arrange remaining 2 cups blueberries on the frosting on other halves of the cupcakes, about 10 blueberries per cupcake.

Thanks to U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council - www.blueberrycouncil.org

Nutritional Info (per serving)

CALORIES 136 cals
Kilojoules 566 kJ
Fat 3.6 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 179 mg
Carbohydrates 23.4 g
Fiber 0.5 g
Total Sugars 14.5 g
Protein 2.4 g
Calcium 12.0 mg
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