Tuesday, March 13, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Cupcakes

I love making multi-colored cupcakes. They look so hard to make but really they are easy and always come out looking fantastic. I found this Colorburst Cupcake recipe over at Our Best Bites. I've used this cupcake recipe for several occasions. One being St. Patrick's Day and another for my cooking club where the theme was "Music Mania" (I made these in reference to Judy Garland "Over the Rainbow" song).

Rainbow Cupcakes
(Adapted from Our Best Bites' Colorburst Cupcakes)

Note: Be sure to check out Our Best Bites website for a great tutorial on how to make these fun cupcakes.


1 white cake mix (I used Betty Crocker's Vanilla 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 2 minutes.

Divide batter according to how many colors you are using. I used 5 colors and it worked out to a little over 1 cup for each color, but each cake brand will be slightly different.

Use food coloring to color batter to desired intensity.

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.

Note: This recipe and instructions are from Our Best Bites.


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