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    Rainbow Cupcakes

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    Steph H.'s Note:

    These cupcakes have become quite popular on several of the Livejournal baking communities. They are fun, funky, and very easy to make! A great project to do with kids!

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    • 19 1/2 ounces white cake mix
    • 3 eggs
    • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
    • 1 cup water
    • 6 ounces food coloring (Gel food coloring is best, Betty Crocker offers traditional colors as well as neon colors)
    • 8 ounces cream cheese frosting


    1. 1
      Mix the cake batter according to package directions.
    2. 2
      Evenly divide prepared batter into several different bowls. The amount of bowls will depend on the amount of colors you want for your cupcakes.
    3. 3
      Add a generous amount of gel food coloring to each bowl until you have a vibrant batter.
    4. 4
      I usually mix 7 bowls - red, orange, pink, yellow, green, blue, and purple.
    5. 5
      Line your muffin tin with paper cups and then begin spooning the colored batter into the cups.
    6. 6
      Add batter color by color, one tablespoon of red in each of the cups, then added a tablespoon of orange on top of the red, and so on until all colors were used. The colors will not "leak".
    7. 7
      Fill the cups approximately 2/3 full of batter.
    8. 8
      Bake as directed on the box.
    9. 9
      Allow the cupcakes to cool completely, and frost to your liking.
    10. 10
      I used whipped cream cheese frosting to give the cupcakes a "cloud" effect.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 07, 2010


      Wonderful idea! I just made these for my best friend, as i can't really afford to get her a nice birthday gift this year. She absolutely adored them!

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    • on September 05, 2013


      Cool cupcakes! My whole family enjoyed them! Thanks!

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    • on January 29, 2012


      These were amazing!! Such a great idea! Used a from-scratch recipe instead of a box mix, and had some neon food coloring on hand. They look great. :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Rainbow Cupcakes

    Serving Size: 1 (1250 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 347.5
    Calories from Fat 140
    Total Fat 15.5 g
    Saturated Fat 2.8 g
    Cholesterol 46.5 mg
    Sodium 362.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 49.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    Sugars 37.3 g
    Protein 3.6 g

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