Rainbow Cupcakes

My husband and I joked about how the beautiful colours somehow made them taste even more delicious. 😂

Our family swears by Baker by Nature for 90% of our baking needs, and this was no exception. I used her Perfect One Bowl Vanilla Cupcakes recipe, and then put my own twist on it to achieve the rainbow effect. I’ve listed the ingredients below, but you’ll want to check out her blog for baking instructions (and so many other delicious recipes).

Here’s what you need:

For the Vanilla Cupcakes:

  • 2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, very soft
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup full-fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 3 and 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Gel food colouring in the six colours of the rainbow

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:

  • 2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, very soft
  • 4 to 5 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract (omit if you desire a stark white frosting)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Here’s what to do:

  • Follow Baker by Nature’s instructions to make your cupcake batter
  • Divide batter equally into six bowls
  • Use approx. 1/8 tsp of gel colour per bowl to create one bowl for each colour of the rainbow
  • Spoon small amounts of each colour into muffin pan (I like to spray my spoon with a bit of cooking spray so that the batter slides of the spoon easily) – you can create even layers of each colours stacked, or you can offset the colours the way we did
  • Follow BBN’s baking instructions and frost them as you like 🙂

If you give these a try, let me know if you taste the added deliciousness of the beautiful vibrant colours. If you’re looking for recipes that never disappoint, follow 👉@bakerbynature.

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