Taste A Rainbow Holiday Cupcake

Pat Duran


These cupcakes will add color to the grayest March afternoon. Pot of Gold not included. lol.

Recipe from Family Fun Magazine- photo too.


★★★★★ 1 vote

makes about 24 cupcakes
50 Min
15 Min


  • 18 oz
    pkg. white cake mix

  • red
    18 drops
  • orange
    12 yellow and 4 red drops
  • yellow
    12 drops
  • green
    12 drops
  • blue
    12 drops
  • purple
    9 red and 6 blue drops
  • 6 small
    or medium plastic ziploc bags
  • 1
    recipe whipped cream cloud icing. or store pre-made butter frosting

How to Make Taste A Rainbow Holiday Cupcake


  1. Prepare your favorite white cake mix, then divide batter evenly into 6 small plastic bags. Using the chart above to make the colors or your own drop amounts.
  2. Place the recommended drops for each color into separate bags , close and smash around to blend color into batter.
  3. Line 16 to 24 muffin pan wells with paper baking cups, then spray very lightly.Cut a small corner off the bag and evenly distribute the purple batter among the cups, then the blue, and so on. As you go, gently spread each layer of batter with the back of a spoon to cover the color underneath. When all colors have been layered ; take a toothpick to the center of the cupcake to almost the bottom and gently swirl from center to outside like a cinnamon roll. Wipe pick off for each cupcake.
  4. Bake for 18-22 minutes. Cool on wire rack. For a dramatic effect remove papers when cooled and top with frosting.

Printable Recipe Card

About Taste A Rainbow Holiday Cupcake

Course/Dish: Cakes

Show 5 Comments & Reviews

Summer Recipes That Spotlight Cucumbers

Summer Recipes That Spotlight Cucumbers

When thinking of summer vegetables, squash and zucchini are probably at the top of the list. But, cucumbers are abundant too and we think they deserve the same spotlight. While they are technically a fruit, for cooking many consider them and treat them like a veggie. From a classic cucumber, tomato, and onion salad to […]

19 Sweet Peach Recipes to Make this Summer

19 Sweet Peach Recipes to Make this Summer

Sweet, juicy and full of bright summer flavor, we love peach recipes! From cobblers to grilled peaches to pies, you can never have enough peaches during the summer. These peach recipes showcase our favorite seasonal fruit and will have everyone coming back for thirds!

13 Recipes To Make in Your Smoker This Summer

13 Recipes To Make in Your Smoker This Summer

Recently, smokers have risen in popularity. They are an investment, though. So if you own one, it’s worth using it as much as possible. We know it’s good for ribs and a pork roast, but you can light the smoker for other recipes too. From appetizers to the main meal, sides, and desserts, there’s a […]