Rainbow Cupcakes

Rainbow Cupcakes


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About this recipe: Amazing to look at and even better to eat!

BigIssueInTheNorth Greater Manchester, England, UK

Makes: 12 cupcakes

  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 125g self-raising flour
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 4 bottles food colouring (red, blue, yellow, green)
  • 12 cupcake cases

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

  1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas mark 6.
  2. Cream the sugar and butter until pale and fluffy.
  3. Beat the eggs in one at a time, adding a little flour in each time, until the ingredients are mixed.
  4. Add the vanilla essence and mix. Then add the milk 1 tbsp at a time, mixing after each addition.
  5. 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.
  6. Divide the purple mixture between the 12 cases. Repeat with the other mixtures in this order: Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes.

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Reviews (10)


These cupcakes are so easy to make and they turn out looking amazing and they taste yummy!! - 24 Jul 2011


These fairy cakes are stunning and gor comments from everyone at my sons party! (they did take me along time to get into the cases and in to the oven!) - 11 Apr 2010


really great and easy and the kids loves them - 09 Mar 2012

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