Rainbow Coloured Cupcakes

Rainbow Coloured Cupcakes


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


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 C. Line a 12 hole cupcake tray with patty cups.
  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 tablespoon 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 (22)


this recipe is wonderful, not only do they look awesome but their soft, fluffy and taste good too. the only thing id do different next time is maybee 4 colours instead of 6 so its quicker to make - 18 Sep 2011


taste delicious but i would double the mixture as when split in 6 bowls not alot mixture for each color, or do lesser color mixtures 4. also doesnt make many cupcakes, i got 8 big cupcakes, - 24 Apr 2012


It tasted good. Sweet and fluffy. Slightly on the sweet side for me. I would reduce the caster sugar to either 100gm or 110gm. Especially if you intend to put buttercream on top. My eggs were about 60gm=2 eggs. I didn't have blue colouring. So I kept one mixture in the original colour-cream. I prefer 5 to 6 colours as it would make the cupcake more colourful. It's a simple recipe to follow. - 10 Apr 2012

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