Rainbow Cupcakes

Rainbow Cupcakes

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 144.4
  • Total Fat: 12.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 63.0 mg
  • Sodium: 14.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 6.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 2.2 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Rainbow Cupcakes calories by ingredient


Spectacular to look at and delectable to eat, these cupcakes can be made full sized or mini (for those watching out waists shrink). Spectacular to look at and delectable to eat, these cupcakes can be made full sized or mini (for those watching out waists shrink).
Number of Servings: 12


    3/4 cup Self-Rising Flour
    3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
    3/4 cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
    2 Eggs
    1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
    3 tbs Milk
    Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow Food Coloring

    Mixing Bowl
    Measuring Cups
    6 Small Bowls
    Muffin Cups
    Muffin Pan
    Measuring Spoons


Start by pre-heating your oven to 395 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, use whisk to beat sugar into butter until creamy and fluffy. The mixture should be light in color.

Slowly stir in eggs and flour, making sure each is thouroughly stirred in. Mix in Vanilla.

Stir in milk 1 tablespoon at a time, stirring thoroughly after each tablespoon is added.

Divide mixture evenly into each of the smaller bowls.

Add food coloring in this manner:
Bowl 1- 8 drops red
Bowl 2- 8 drops yellow, 4 drops red
Bowl 3- 8 drops yellow
Bowl 4- 8 drops green
Bowl 5- 8 drops blue
Bowl 6- 8 drops blue, 4 drops red

Mix well until colors are evenly distributed.
Colors are as follows:
Bowl 1- Red
Bowl 2- Orange
Bowl 3- Yellow
Bowl 4- Green
Bowl 5- Blue
Bowl 6- Purple.

Line muffin pan with muffin cups. Starting with purple, spoon batter evenly into each of the muffin cups, spreadng slightly. Continue, layering, with blue, then green, then yellow, then orange, then red.

Bake for 20 minutes at 395 degrees.

Makes 12 regular-sized cupcakes.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MAGGIETHESPY.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have this cake recipe and I LOVE IT! It's always a hit! - 7/25/10

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    I used this recipe for our local SparkPeople Meetup. No icing needed! They are bea-u-ti-ful. I only heated the oven to 350 degrees, though. 395 seems way too high for me. - 8/9/15

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    Just made these cupcakes. Doubled the recipe. Put it in the oven at 395 for 20 minutes. Every cupcake was completely burnt. I was able to try the inside that wasn't burnt and it was great. Cupcakes were very pretty. However I wasted all those ingredients and now I have to remake them. Not impressed. - 5/25/15

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    I used this recipe for my birthday last year and it was a big hit. - 5/18/13

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    I was wondering why the calories were so low in these cupcakes. If you check the nutritional break down by ingredient, you will find that the sugar has not been included in the nutritional calculations. - 10/19/12