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,



Fox Hollow Cottage


  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.

    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.

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

    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

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

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

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

  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...

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


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