Saturday, March 12, 2011

Rainbow Cupcakes!!

 So I did it!  I finally attempted the Rainbow Cupcakes!


And they were SO good, if I do say so myself! :)

I used my vanilla cupcake recipe, which is:


• 2 cups all purpose flour
• 1 1/2 cups sugar
• 3 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 4 egg whites from large eggs
• 1/2 cup shortening
• 1 cup 2% milk
• 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Vanilla Cupcake Recipe Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line cupcake pans with paper liners.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, shortening, milk and vanilla  in a large mixing bowl.  Mix at low speed for 2 minutes.  Scrape bowl.  Add egg whites and mix at high speed until fluffy and smooth, approximately 2 minutes.
Fill liners.  Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool 10 minutes in pans then remove from pan, and place on wire racks to cool completely.
Frost and decorate your vanilla cupcakes as desired.

Then I divided the batter into 6 cups, using food colouring, made each a colour of the rainbow!

Then the tricky part, layering each colour in rainbow order in each muffin cup.  I started with purple, worked my way up to red on top! Like a rainbow.

This is them baked, the cups were full to get all the colours in!

I didn't use paper liners, I greased the tin (didn't want to hide the colours :).  I cooled them on my wire rack upside down as the top part is the heaviest when warm.

Then top them the way you want!  We used Rainbow Sprinkles on white icing clouds! :)

We then shared them with neighbours to brighten their day!

Perfect for a Rainbow St. Patrick's week!


  1. That's so cool! How colourful and friendly. My son would love those.

    Thanks for linking this one up with me! :)

  2. I made a rainbow cake last summer ( it definitely didn't turn out quite as cute as these cupcakes. Bravo!

    Stopping by via Robin's Fledgling Friday.

  3. Really cool! I may try this for our Noah's Ark week. :) Thanks for sharing.

  4. SO CUTE!! I love them!! My sweet Alie would love them too! :)

  5. That looks like so fun and yummy!

  6. Your's are so cute I made mine on Wed for the Youth group at church and they were fun but not this cute! I hope to post mine on Monday.

    Newest follower :)

  7. so colorful-i'll have to add food coloring to my shopping list-my girls would love those! yum!

  8. Those look amazing.. THanks for taking the time to join in for my Round Robin.. It is nice to meet you..

  9. I found you from confessions of a homeschooler and am so glad to see your journey! Now following you and getting lots of ideas already. I have an almost 3 year old and a 14 month old.

  10. CUTE!!! They look fun and yummy!

    You are on a "rainbow roll". Love it all!


  11. These look great! Did you read a book to go with the cookin project?

  12. Those are so pretty!

    Thanks for sharing at the For the Kids Friday Link Party at Sun Scholars! I look forward to having you back this Friday!

  13. These turned out really great! Ours turned out more like a tie-dye...LOL...but they tasted great. Yours look perfect. Thanks for sharing!
    Deanna @

  14. colorful and sweet,
    what a beautiful treat ..

    Happy Tuesday.
    Thanks for sharing.

  15. This is a perfect treat for my orphanage service. The kids will surely love these cupcakes of yours. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Rainbow cupcakes are kids favorite all time cupcakes. I think this will be a great treat for them when they got high grades. Thanks for the recipe.

  17. Hi there!
    Your rainbow cupcakes are the prettiest ones I've seen thus far. The layers and even and they don't seem to be all mixed up. How did you get them so even? Steady hand? Used "The Force?!" I would love mine to turn out like this. Any tips? Thanks! New follower :)

  18. Aww thanks P.A.! I got them so even with my finger! As each colour went on I spread it around with my finger so the batter reaches all the sides of the muffin cup! So I guess "steady hand" would be the right answer, although it would be fun to have "The Force"! :)) Thanks for following! Stay in touch.


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