I have been on a rainbow kick lately, so decided to make some "rainbow" cupcakes for St. Patrick's Day. I had seen this recipe several years ago in a Family Fun magazine and was just reminded of it again this year. What a great recipe for tomorrow!
It is so easy, just prepare white cake batter and then separate into six individual bowls. Dye each bowl of batter a color of the rainbow. Than pour a spoonful of each color into sprayed or lined cupcake tins. Frost as desired. I used yellow/gold frosting and the the kids decorated them with green sprinkles.
I was a little worried it after baking, the rainbow would be more of a pastel rainbow, but the colors stayed so vibrant and bright. It almost looks like a tie dye shirt.
Here are the number of drops of food coloring I used for each color;
Purple- 9 red and 6 blue drops
Blue- 12 drops
Green- 12 drops
Yellow- 12 drops
Orange- 12 yellow and 4 red drops
Red- 18 drops
I think the kids would agree that is was pretty tasty too!