Rainbow Cupcakes

Printed from Crazy for Crust


1 recipe prepared cake batter (either your favorite recipe or a white cake box mix)
Food coloring: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple (you can use the regular grocery store kind and mix the colors, but gel food
        coloring works best for vibrant colors)
White frosting (canned or your favorite recipe)

Click here for one of my favorite cake/frosting combinations, if you want to work from scratch.

  1. Mix the cake batter according to the recipe or box directions. Line your muffin tins with cupcake liners. (Recipe makes 18-24 cupcakes.)
  2. Divide your batter among six small bowls. Add food coloring to each bowl, one for each color of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple). Stir to combine.
  3. You are going to layer the cupcakes into the liners in a reverse rainbow, so the purple is on the bottom and the red is on the top. Divide the purple cake batter evenly among the cupcake liners. Repeat with the remaining colors in this order: purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, red.
  4. Bake according to recipe directions. Let cool completely. Frost with white frosting, to resemble clouds.

Makes 18-24 cupcakes

Source: Family Fun Magazine