Tuesday, March 1, 2011

{St. Patrick's Day} Rainbow Cupcakes

These Rainbow Cupcakes from Family Fun are sure to make St. Patrick's Day sweet for your little leprechauns.

White cake mix (we used an 18-1/4-ounce box)
Food coloring (red, blue, green, and yellow)
Baking cups
Whipped cream (optional)

Prepare your favorite white cake mix, then divide the batter evenly among six small bowls. Following the chart below, dye each bowl of batter a rainbow color.

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

Line 16 muffin pan wells with baking cups. Evenly distribute the purple batter among the cups, then the blue, and so on, following the order shown. As you go, gently spread each layer of batter with the back of a spoon to cover the color underneath.

Bake the cupcakes according to your recipe directions. Before serving, remove the paper wrapping, and if you like, top each cupcake with a whipped-cream cloud.

1 comment:

  1. I tried these this morning, but had to leave the house before they cooled off and I could cut into them. I am very excited about getting home and checking them out. My facebook status mentioned it today, so I added a link to your blog. Your ideas are really great. Thanks!!