Friday, April 30, 2010

Rainbow Cupcakes

Rainbow Cupcakes
  • 1 white cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 C sour cream
  • 1/2 C milk
  • 1/3 C vegetable oil
Combine all ingredients until incorporated (about 30 seconds). Scrape sides of bowl and then beat on med-high speed for 3 minutes.

Divide batter according to how many colors you are using.
Use food coloring to color batter to desired intensity. Wilton brand gel colors have the brightest colors and wont thin your batter.

To get a layered stripe like I used, you'll want to put a spoonful of each color in the cupcake one at a time. The batter is thick, so it won't spread on it's own. A great tip is to set out a little bowl of water where you're working. Dip your finger in the water and then gently spread the batter out. The water will make it so the batter doesn't stick to your fingers. (I thank Christy for such great instructions because this was perfect!)

Bake them according to the package directions, until a toothpick comes out dry.
Frost with your favorite frosting.

We couldn't wait for frosting!

The girl who ate everything is a fun blog with amazing pictures of these cupcakes. The recipe can be found there. My girls keep asking me to make these again and again.


Amy said...

Bryce has been begging me to make the cake version of these since I spied them on a blog last year. I've never seen the cupcakes. Beautiful!

Vicki said...

Ohhh, I can't wait to make these with my granddaughters! So so cute. Have you seen the unicorn party on Kate Flour Kate's blog?
Scroll down, maybe three posts.

Coiner Family said...

Oh. My. Gosh. Those look so cute. We're making them.

Virginia Taylors said...

Someone brilliant (Debbie) made these for the Fourth. Blue, Red and White with white frosting. Decorated with strawberries and blueberries!!! I am going to do that next year.