Rainbow cupcakes


Rainbow cupcakes

These cupcakes look amazing and are simple to make. Why not change the colours to match your next party theme or favourite football team?


Rainbow Cupcakes

Serves: 12

1/2 cup (125g) caster sugar
125g unsalted butter
2 eggs
1 cup (125g) self-raising flour
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
3 tablespoons milk
4 bottles food colouring, red, blue, yellow, green


Preparation: 30min  ›  Cook: 15min  ›  Ready in: 45min 

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees centigrade.
  2. Line a 12 hole cupcake tray with cake cases.
  3. Cream the sugar and butter until pale and fluffy.
  4. Beat the eggs in one at a time adding a little flour in each time until the ingredients are mixed.
  5. Add the vanilla essence and mix. Then add the milk 1 tablespoon at a time mixing after each addition.
  6. Divide the mixture into 6 bowls:
    In Bowl 1 - Add half a cap of red colouring
    In Bowl 2 - Add half a cap of red and half a cap of yellow
    In Bowl 3 - Add half a cap of yellow 
    In Bowl 4 - Add half a cap of green
    In Bowl 5 - Add half a cap of blue
    In Bowl 6 - Add half a cap of blue and half a cap of red
    Mix colouring into each mixture after adding.
  7. Divide the purple mixture between the 12 cases. Repeat with the other mixtures in this order: Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes.

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