Rainbow (or Neopolitan) Cupcakes

2
JR Mattsen

By
@nzJen

Made these with a group of primary school children. They really enjoyed creating the colours but don't let them mix too much at that stage or the cupcakes loose their light texture.
Option : Leave out the colourings & make lemon cupcakes by adding grated lemon zest & topping with lemon icing.

Rating:
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Serves:
12
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 c
white sugar
113 g
butter
2
eggs
2 tsp
vanilla extract
1 1/2 c
flour (then take 2 tablespoons out)
2 Tbsp
cornflour
1 3/4 tsp
baking powder
3/4 c
milk
1 tsp
white vinegar

How to Make Rainbow (or Neopolitan) Cupcakes

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat 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
  • 2Sift 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.
  • 3Spoon 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

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About Rainbow (or Neopolitan) Cupcakes

Course/Dish: Muffins
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtag: #Party