Rainbow (or Neopolitan) Cupcakes
Option : Leave out the colourings & make lemon cupcakes by adding grated lemon zest & topping with lemon icing.
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1 cwhite sugar
2 tspvanilla extract
1 1/2 cflour (then take 2 tablespoons out)
1 3/4 tspbaking powder
1 tspwhite vinegar
How to Make Rainbow (or Neopolitan) Cupcakes
- Preheat over to 180 C & line muffin pans with paper liners.
Mix the cup of milk & teaspoon of vinegar together & set aside.
In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. This needs to be beaten really well.. 6-8 minutes.. until really creamy
Beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating well again for about 5 minutes.
Stir in the vanilla
- Sift flour, cornflour, salt and baking powder together.
Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture alternately with milk (a bit of flour, a bit of milk, a bit of flour, a bit of milk..) mix well. Stir until batter is smooth.
Divide batter into 4 or more equal portions in separate bowls.
Colour each a different colour with food colouring &/or cocoa.
- Spoon mix into the prepared pan/cases, putting one teaspoonful of each colour per case. Start with one colour & do all 12 then add next colour, etc.
Bake for approx. 20 minutes or until cupcakes spring back to the touch.
Ice tops & decorate as desired