We had red velvet cake for every single birthday in my home…except my dad wanted German chocolate, weirdo. It’s still my cake of choice and I’m usually really anal about the recipe I use (my mom’s), but I was tired and sick last week. These Fourth of July Red Velvet Coconut Cupcakes came out of a box. It’s probably for the best…since I tend to mess up a few of my baking endeavors.
To make these, you’ll need:
- Red Velvet Cake Mix (I used Duff’s at Target…it was super moist, I definitely recommend)
- Cream Cheese Frosting (again, used Duff’s)
- Sweetened Coconut
- Blue food dye
Make the cake according to instructions. You can bake it in any pan size you want…I chose to make cupcakes. While it’s cooking, pour about 1 cup of coconut in a small bowl and add 2 drops of blue food dye. Stir it until it’s mixed through. If you feel like it needs more, add a couple more drops. I only needed two. Once the cupcakes are cool, top with cream cheese frosting and then sprinkle with coconut.
Top with some cute toppers and you’re set! Mine are mini fans made from craft paper with stars in the middle. You can see how I made some large ones HERE. To make them smaller, cut the paper to 2″X2″ and score every 1/4″.
This recipe is a part of the “Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue” Link Party headed up by Abbey from The Cards We Drew!
See the links below for some AMAZING Fourth of July crafts and recipes!