Sunday, 11 March 2012

Rainbow Cupcakes

As it was "Holi" last Friday, I was in a colourful mood from the start of this month. As you know I baked Choco-Rum Cake and also made Irish Cream, but that was for grown-ups.

I made these fun Rainbow Cupcakes for the kiddies to go with the colourful theme of Holi and they just loved it! Although my niece was a bit apprehensive in the beginning by looking at the violet colour at the top ( she wanted a white cupcake) but eventually she succumbed to its colourful charm and devoured couple of them.

I followed a simple Vanilla cupcake recipe for these cupcakes. If you have any favourite vanilla cupcake recipe please feel free to use it and then add the colours.You can also checkout a video tutorial here on rainbow cupcakes.

Rainbow Cupcakes

1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
2/3 cup (130 grams) caster sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 1/2 cups (195 grams) all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup (60 ml) milk

Preheat the oven to 177 degree Celsius and line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.
Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla essence.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour mixture and milk, in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour.
Divide the batter in 5 or 6 equal portions. Add the desired colours . I use Wilton gel colours, you can use any food colours of your liking. Just follow the rainbow theme. ( I forgot to add green colour to my rainbow).
Evenly fill the muffin cups with the batter by following the colour scheme. You can use different piping bags for different colours or you can spoon the batter in the muffin cups. Bake for about 17-20 minutes or just until set and a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean. Always check a few minutes before the stated baking time. Do not overbake or the cupcakes will be dry.
Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool.

Sending to I Love Baking Event at Tickling palates.


  1. They look so cute! Lovely cupcakes, kids would get mad! Have a good week.

  2. Your rainbow cakes look very nicely layered. My son will be thrilled if I bake these cupcakes for him :D

  3. wow..the cupcakes are so cute..thanks for visiting my blog.following u too

  4. Love the colors of holi in muffins!!
    Happy to follow you!!!! do stop by mine!!!!
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  5. whn i recall it... was so tempting to JUST click the cupcakes and not taste them at was a test i had to put myself thru... :)

    1. Thanx kunal for such wonderful clicks (I suck at taking photographs :(). I owe you one.

  6. These cupcakes look amazing! Well done! :)


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