My brother & his girlfriend made these cupcakes last weekend. Well, I think it was more like she made the cupcakes while he kept her company & taste-tested. But it's probably for the best--know your strengths. ;)
At a glance they're so cute and very appropriate for Valentine's Day...
but when you bite into them, they get even cuter...
Adding food coloring to small portions of batter, then layering it, creates the rainbow effect!
If you'd like to try making these yourself, here's the recipe they used...
Rainbow Cupcakes (Recipe credit HERE)
- 3/4 cup Self-Rising Flour
3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
3/4 cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
3 tbs Milk
Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow Food Coloring
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 , 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 .
Add food coloring:
Bowl 1 (Red) - 8 drops red
Bowl 2 (Orange) - 8 drops yellow, 4 drops red
Bowl 3 (Yellow) - 8 drops yellow
Bowl 4 (Green) - 8 drops green
Bowl 5 (Blue) - 8 drops blue
Bowl 6 (Purple) - 8 drops blue, 4 drops red
Bake for 20 minutes at 395 degrees.
Cream Cheese Frosting
1 oz unsalted butter (softened)
3 oz cream cheese (softened)
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon vanilla
Now that's a very happy cupcake. :)