These rainbow cupcakes are so much fun. I saw the idea on Family Fun last year and I’ve been waiting to make it until now. St. Patrick’s Day is a wonderful excuse to make rainbow cupcakes, don’t you think? It’s a little extra work, dividing up the batter and colouring it, but totally worth it. These little babies are gorgeous – and taste great too! Here’s how to make them:
White cake mix
Food coloring (red, blue, green, and yellow)
Whipped cream or white frosting
Prepare your favorite white cake mix, then divide the batter evenly among six small bowls. Following the chart below, dye each bowl of batter a rainbow color. Follow directons on back of food colouring box to get orange and purple shades.
Line 16 muffin pan wells with baking cups. Evenly distribute the purple batter among the cups, then the blue, and so on, following the order shown. As you go, gently spread each layer of batter with the back of a spoon to cover the color underneath.
Bake the cupcakes according to your recipe directions. Before serving, remove the paper wrapping, and if you like, top each cupcake with a whipped-cream or white frosting cloud.
Even the empty wrapper is pretty!
Idea from Family Fun