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.

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About Taste A Rainbow Holiday Cupcake

Course/Dish: Cakes

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