Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Rainbow Cupcakes

Here are the "rainbow" cupcakes we made for my son's morning preschool class. Actually my son and our awesome babysitter,Tori, made the cake and I did the frosting and sprinkles later that night.

These cupcakes looked great and were a HUGE hit with all the kids! Many asked me for the directions of how to make them, so, I sent in printed instructions for everyone the next day.

They are super simple though and a fun cooking project to do with the kids. Basically, take white cake mix, divide it into a couple of batches and add food coloring to the batter. Then just spoon the colored batter into the cupcake liners, bake and voila! Easy peasy and so much fun!!!

Tori and my son working on the cupcakes. They did a great job!

What the batter looks like with color...the brighter the better.

It was cool how every cupcake looked a bit different.

The End :)

(makes 20-24 cupcakes)
1 box white cake mix
3 eggs
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 1/3 cup water
food coloring gel (any colors you like)
1 can of vanilla frosting or batch of homemade buttercream
sprinkles (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin pan with 20-24 white paper liners. In a stand or hand electric mixer, beat the cake mix, eggs, oil and water according to package, until well combined.
2. Divide batter evenly between 5 white or glass bowls. Drop 5 different colors of food coloring into each cake batter bowl until you reach your desired colors. Stir well.
3. Spoon each color into paper lined cupcake tins until all are filled about 2/3 of the way.
4. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through. Remove and let cool completely.
5. Top with frosting of choice and add sprinkles if desired.

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  1. I saw almost the same ones in Family Fun magazine this month, for St. Patrick's Day. If I had time to make cupcakes - or buy food coloring - I would be all over that!

  2. I love these, just made some myself! Check 'em out at http://dafoodieadventures.blogspot.com/ I wish I had thought about sprinkles though!

    Great Blog!