Fun and Easy Rainbow Cupcakes!

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Rainbow Cupcakes

rainbow cupcakes in a rainbow wrapper

Bright and colorful, these cupcakes are sure to impress your guests with their sweet stripes. Although the process can take a little more time than a conventional single-color cake, it’s still quite easy, and the raves you’ll receive are sure to make up for the bit of extra effort!


rainbow cupcakes on a white plate
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Rainbow Cupcakes

Prep Time 15 minutes
12 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 1 box white cake mix batter prepared according to directions on box
  • Food coloring
  • Cupcake wrappers
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    • Separate your cake batter into individual bowls, one for each color you'll be using.
    • Add your food coloring, several drops at a time, to each bowl of batter until your desired colors are achieved, blending well.
    • Place your muffin wrappers in the muffin pans. Place half a teaspoon of white batter in the middle of each one.
    • Add half a teaspoon of the next color batter onto the center of the white batter. Repeat with each color, dropping it carefully into the middle of each previous puddle of batter, until the muffin wrappers are 1/2 full.
    • Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 12 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a cupcake comes out clean.

    Recipe Notes

    Nutrition information includes white cake mix only

    Nutrition Information

    Calories: 160, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 299mg, Potassium: 27mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 18g, Calcium: 94mg, Iron: 1mg

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    Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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