Rainbow Cupcakes

These rainbow cupcakes were made from a standard white cake mix and look so pretty!

Rainbow Cupcakes from Craftulate

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My son’s eyes lit up when I suggested we make cupcakes. Then I mentioned we would be making rainbow cupcakes. He wasn’t so sure. But I managed to convince him!

After preheating the oven my son helped me place all the mini cupcake liners into the baking pan – this was fiddly work!Rainbow Cupcakes - cooking with kids!

To make these rainbow cupcakes we used a regular white cupcake mix then added food dye to it! F helped me make the cake mix in the stand mixer – we used apple sauce instead of oil because, well, why wouldn’t you?!?

Once the mixture was smooth, I divided it into five bowls. I added a few drops of food dye to each one, and F got mixing and stirring.Rainbow Cupcakes - cooking with kids!

As usual I chickened out of adding a ton of dye and making them super bright colors. So if such a thing as a pastel rainbow exists – I think that’s what we made!

Then it was time to add a little bit of each color to the cupcake liners.Rainbow Cupcakes - cooking with kids!

F started well but for some reason this didn’t hold his attention – and I  thought it was the best part! So he played trains for a while and left me to play cupcakes! These little ones only took 10 minutes to cook in the oven.Rainbow Cupcakes

Rainbow Cupcakes from Craftulate

I had loads of mixture left over. I had been trying to do rainbow layers with the mini ones but it was too tricky. So I tried regular sized ones! It was all too easy to overfill them which is why there isn’t much of the pink/red cake mix on the top!

Rainbow Cupcakes from Craftulate

When it was time to eat, F mysteriously reappeared! I decided not to frost them because they were pretty enough without and why add extra sugar? He said they were yummy!



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