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Easy Rainbow Cupcakes

These beautiful cupcakes are made with rainbow colors and are topped with a candy rainbow.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Calories: 51kcal

Equipment

  • 12 ct cupcake pan
  • Baking cups
  • Stand Mixer
  • 6 bowls
  • 6 plastic spoons

Ingredients

  • One box wḧïẗe or vanilla cake mix
  • One box instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 large eggs
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 6 Gel food coloring in rainbow colors

Frosting

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream or milk
  • 3-4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Airhead rainbow candy or Rainbow strip Candy

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees f.
  • Make cake mix batter according to instructions
  • Divide batter into 6 bowls
  • Make the following colors:
  • Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue & Purple
  • Add a teaspoon of each color to the baking cups
  • Place paper liners in the muffin tin.
  • Don’t not swirl the cupcake batter.
  • Bake for 13-15 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean
  • Let cool completely
  • Make buttercream frosting
  • The frosting should be slightly stiff but not hurt the hands when squeezing a piping bag
  • Cut off the tip and Pipe dots (clouds) and then immediately add the candy rainbow (cut down to
  • an appropriate size)
  • You should be able to get 2-3 rainbows from one strip.
  • Notes

Notes

If your rainbows won’t stand up the strip is too long and needs to be trimmed
If the strip is the perfect size you may need to just add a little bit of frosting to the outside of the
rainbow to make it stand

Nutrition

Calories: 51kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 2mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg