Taste a Rainbow Cupcakes


  • White cake mix
  • Food coloring (red, blue, green & yellow)
  • Baking cups
  • 1 can of fluffy white frosting



  1. Line muffin pan wells with baking cups.
  2. Make the cupcake batter by preparing the cake according to the direction on the box.
  3. Next, divide the batter evenly between SIX, small bowls. Following the directions below, dye each batter a different color. Quantity of drop is shown under the directions.
  4. Evenly distribute the purple batter among the cups, approximately a heaping half-teaspoon of each. Next distribute the blue, the green, and so on, according to the order above. NOTE: The order for your batter is basically the rainbow in reverse order. Remember "ROY G. BIV" from your grade school days? That's how I still remember the colors in a rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo & violet.)
  5. As you go, gently spread each layer of the batter with the back of a spoon to cover the color underneath. But be careful not to mix the colors!
  6. Bake the cupcakes, according to the cake directions.
  7. Before serving, remove the paper wrapping to show the colors.
  8. Top each cupcake with a "frosting cloud."
  9. For added affect, find small gold-wrapped chocolates to add for the "gold at the end of the rainbow."
  • Purple: 9 red and 6 blue drops
  • Blue: 12 drops
  • Green: 12 drops
  • Yellow: 12 drops
  • Orange: 12 yellow and 4 red drops
  • Red: 18 drops