Friday, 8 February 2013

Rainbow Cupcakes


Hey Everyone,

I am not a baker! Alas, I can only bake very basic things. 

Recently I found out, from a friend how to do that rainbow, mixed colour effect thing. Seriously easy! So I adapted it to my usual cupcake recipe. 

The kids loved it - L.O.V.E.D!!!


My go to recipe - I substitute the butter with margarine and it's just as good.

Butter Cake  
(Edmonds Cookbook)

150g butter, softened
1teaspoon vanilla essence
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups standard flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup of milk

Cream butter, vanilla and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Sift flour and baking powder together.
Fold into creamed mixture.
Add milk to give a soft dropping consistency.

Bake at 180 degrees C (356 F) for approx 35-40 mins for a cake or 12-15 mins for cupcakes - or until cake springs back when lightly touched

 Once the batter has been made, divide it up into bowls and add a different food colouring to each.

When spooning batter into the liners, add layers of colour.
Bake and be amazed.

So cool!!!


I can't wait to make them again.
 I am not really a fan of baking, but these were so fun that I actually enjoyed making them!

 Remember the more food colouring you add to the batter, the brighter the cupcake
 Now I just need to work on my icing skills....hmmm

Take care everyone,


xxx

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Fox Hollow Cottage

12 comments:

  1. Oh how cute and easy is that? I'd love to try one of those rainbow layer cakes but when you have to bake 7 different layers I lose interest - this looks like a much better idea.

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    1. So easy!!! Only thing is you make a few extra dishes to wash. I think I may try "ombre" cupcakes this weekend. I'll have to do a girls and a boys version.

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  2. What fun! These are just so incredibly cute and happpy!! I am kinda thinking Easter Colors!
    Thank you for this great recipe!

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    1. Thanks Jemma, well I'm thinking "ombre"...I might make a shades of pink cake for Valentines day. What do you think?
      And believe me this is a no-fail recipe, if I can bake it , then its easy..
      xx Nat

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  3. Natalie those look so pretty and yummy! Love the pics!

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    1. Thanks hun - I think I may try ombre ones tomorrow. How are you doing?

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  4. These are so cute, Natalie! I'll take two please :) Great pics!!! Yummm. Pinned!

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    1. Popped 2 in an airmail bag hun - enjoy lol xxx

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  5. Wow, this looks extremely cool! Will have to keep that post from Eva, the work bench in the kitchen is still red from the last time i used food coloring...

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    1. haha yes Jutta - the blue is my worst colour!

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  6. So cute and colorful - wow! And easy -- I like that part! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

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