Tuesday, March 13, 2012

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Rainbow Cupcakes- St. Patrick's Day

This super easy and fun recipe adds a little magic to any boxed white cake mix*.
This recipe is fantastic for celebrating events such as St. Patrick's Day, Birthdays, or First Day of Spring. These rainbow cupcakes were a big hit at the last school's bake sale. You can also modify this recipe to showcase your child's school colors.  Although they may look difficult to make, all you need is food coloring.

You will need:
Taste a Rainbow Cupcakes 
  • One Box of White Cake Mix (eggs, oil, water according to package directions)
  • Food Coloring (red, yellow, blue, & green)
  • Cupcake liners (16-24)
  • Whipped Cream or Frosting
  • Sprinkles (optional)  
  • 6 small bowls and spoons (teaspoons)
  • 2 Cupcake/ Muffin pans
  1. Preheat oven according to cake mix directions.
  2. Prepare your white cake mix according to directions on package. Divide batter evenly among 6 bowls. 
  3. Add food coloring to each bowl to achieve desired color. Stir color into batter.  See below
  4. Line pans with 16 liners. Gently spoon the purple batter into each of the liners. Next spoon the blue batter on top of the purple, continue through the rest of the colors (reverse rainbow). Use the back of the spoon to help evenly spread the batter to cover previous color. 
  5. Bake cupcakes according to your cake mix directions package.
  6. Once cupcakes are cooled remove liner. Frost and decorate as desired. 
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 drops

*Gluten free, organic, or other dietary restriction type products may be substituted. 

This recipe was originally found at FamilyFun
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  1. I've always wanted to try this! i don't know if I have the patience to make all those different colors though, haha.

  2. hi there! just found your blog through becky ^^^ and i love these cupcakes. i am making irish car bomb cupcakes tonight, and i should have a post up about it tomorrow if you are interested!

    i am also originally from RI and i see you live in providence?? small world :)

    meg @ http://myborrowedheaven.blogspot.com/

  3. pinned it :) here from The Grand Event retweet tues.

  4. You can also make this in cake form and use jello, my teenagers still love it. I found you on Cyber Connect, and I'm following you now. I'm Natalie from http://bridgetsdaughter5.blogspot.com

  5. Those looks awesome!! What a fun treat for kids...well, and adults too! ;) hehe

  6. I'm not a baker but I love to eat! And those are so pretty enough to eat! Yum! Thanks for sharing...

  7. Stopping by from Blogaholic - great post! Such a fun, creative idea! Thanks for sharing - I will definitely be trying these out!

  8. Oh I've got to make those. They look so neat. I'm so glad I stopped by your neat blog.

  9. zoo fun, what a neat idea, i stumbled it!

  10. They're soo cute! =)

    Sugar foodie from the Philippines here! =)