For Easter dinner, I made this delightful dessert for my family last year and I am thinking about bringing them back for an encore this year too-- they were such a hit!
Rainbow Cupcakes! I
wanted to share the recipe with everyone because though it was really
easy to do-- I had never heard of it before!. I basically used the recipe at Family Fun, but with a few minor edits.
you need a box of cake mix. I went with white cake mix because it is
easiest to get the colors you want. You will also need Red Blue and
Yellow liquid food coloring and cupcake papers. I added icing to mine,
but you don't have to really.
Mix up the cake mix as
directed and divide your batter into 6 different bowls with 6 different
spoons. Add in food coloring until you get the tint desired. I had to
use different combinations of the colors to get my rainbow than the
recipe calls for-- I like mine vibrant!
Next, add the
colors mix to the cupcake papers. I did this in ROYGBV order for
authenticity, but you don't have to. One thing to note, it was really
hard to figure out "how much" I needed of each color in each cup. The
lesson learned-- it could be a thin layer in the middle as long as the
color reached out to the sides. It will all work out, trust me. Also, I
made 18 cupcakes-- the recipe says to make 16. I think you could even
make 20-24, depending on how much you fill the cups. I had some minor
overflows on half my cakes so it is totally possible to make more.=
bake as directed. That's it! Again, I made icing to top them off but
you do not have to. If you do and you are planing to travel, I suggest
icing them when you get there. The directions say to remove the cupcake
papers for presentation-- I didn't. Personal choice.
were a big hit and very fun to make. Just be sure to give yourself an
extra 15-20 minutes prep-time for batter distribution.