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?


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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