Somewhere Over The Rainbow Cupcakes

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Carrie Brannon

By
@Raven5

These Adorable Cupcakes are perfect for Baby Showers, Birthday Parties, or Classroom Treats!!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
12 Cupcakes
Prep:
40 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1 tsp
    coconut extract
  • 3/4 c
    canned coconut milk (not cream of coconut!)
  • ·
    yellow, red, green, blue and purple liquid food color
  • 1 1/2 c
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 dash(es)
    salt
  • 5 Tbsp
    milk
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp
    coconut extract
  • ·
    multicolored candy sprinkles

How to Make Somewhere Over The Rainbow Cupcakes

Step-by-Step

  1. Instructions

    Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F. Place paper baking cup in each of 12 regular-size muffin cups.

    In small bowl, mix flour and baking powder; set aside.

    In medium bowl, beat ½ cup butter and the granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at time,

    Measure about ¾ cup batter into each of 5 small bowls. For yellow, stir about 6 drops yellow food color into batter in first bowl. Tint second bowl green, with 6 drops green food color; third bowl red, with about 8 drops red food color; fourth bowl blue, with about 10 drops blue food color; and fifth bowl purple, with about 8 drops red food color and 3 drops blue food color.

    Spoon scant tablespoon of yellow batter into each cup; smooth to edge of baking cup with back of spoon. Repeat with green, red, blue and purple batters (fill cups to ¾ full).

    Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack to cool.

    In large bowl, beat 1 ½ cups butter, the powdered sugar and salt with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in 4 tablespoons of the milk, ½ teaspoon vanilla and ¼ teaspoon coconut extract. Add remaining milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until frosting is smooth and spreadable. Beat until fluffy.

    Pipe or frost about ¼ cup frosting onto each cupcake. Sprinkle with multicolored sprinkles.
  2. **If your kids aren’t in love with coconut, substitute vanilla flavoring for the coconut extract in the cake and frosting.

    If Using a Cake Mix
    Substitute 1 box white cake mix for the Cupcakes above. Make cake mix as directed on box for cupcakes, and follow steps 3 and 4 as directed in recipe. For the frosting, substitute 1 container vanilla creamy ready-to-spread frosting mixed with ¼ teaspoon coconut extract. Bake and cool as directed on box. Frost and garnish as directed in recipe. 22 cupcakes



    Nutritional Information

    1 Cupcake: Calories 690; Total Fat 35g (Saturated Fat 22g; Trans Fat 1g); Cholesterol 115mg; Sodium 160mg; Total Carbohydrate 90g (Dietary Fiber 0g); Protein 3g Exchanges: 1 Starch, 5 Other Carbohydrate, 7 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 6
    Notes

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