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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Rainbow Cupcakes

Submitted by Melanie

I saw this recipe in the Family Fun magazine and thought it would be "fun" to make. My daughter Sophie loves to help me bake and was so excited when she saw this recipe. It takes a little bit of time to spread each layer, but the end result is so worth it.

-White cake mix (boxed)
-Food coloring (red,blue,green, and yellow) I used Duff color gels from Michael's. They make the most vibrant colors
-cupcake baking cups
-whip cream (optional)


Prepare your white cake mix as directed, then divide the batter evenly among 6 bowls. You can follow the chart below to help you dye each bowl of batter a different color of the rainbow. This batch I only did 5 colors. I left out the orange. You can play around with the colors if you want.

Rainbow Color Drops of Food Coloring
Purple 9 Red and 6 Blue drops
Blue 12 Drops Green 12 Drops
Yellow 12 Drops
Orange 12 Yellow and 4 Red drops
Red 18 Red drops

Use a 16 cup muffin pan, line with baking cups. Evenly distribute the purple batter among the cups, then the blue and so on, following the order as listed above. As you go, gently spread each layer of batter with the back of a spoon to cover the surface.

Bake the cupcakes according to the directions.

Before serving take off the paper wrapping, and if you want add a dollop of whip cream on each cupcake. I think they are better with the whip cream. You can also use a butter cream frosting, both are great!

Source: Family Fun magazine

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Those little rainbow cupcakes are Awesome.. I love the idea!