How to Make Rainbow Cupcakes

How to Make Rainbow Cupcakes


Servings 12
Time Needed Prep
Ingredients 10
Difficulty Easy

Rating (click to rate)

4.1 based on 15 ratings.


  • 125 g Butter
  • 1/2 cup Sugar, Caster
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Flour Self-Raising
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3 tbsp Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Red Food Colouring
  • 1/2 tsp Blue Food Colouring
  • 1/2 tsp Green Food Colouring
  • 1/2 tsp Yellow Food Colouring

Nutrition Information

Qty per
22g serve
Qty per
Energy 49cal 223cal
Protein 2.04g 9.27g
Fat (total) 0.82g 3.72g
 - saturated 0.3g 1.36g
Carbohydrate 7.9g 35.8g
 - sugars 0.69g 3.15g
Dietary Fibre 0.17g 0.76g
Sodium 145mg 661mg

Nutritional information does not include the following ingredients: Red food colouring, Blue food colouring, Green food colouring, Yellow food colouring

Please Note - Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

Rainbow Cupcakes

Rainbow Cupcakes look amazing! Kids love them not only because they taste incredible, but they are super eye-catching! Try them out…everyone will love making them AND eating them.



  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.

  2. Line a 12 hole cupcake tray with patty cups.

  3. Cream the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.

  4. Beat the eggs in one at a time adding a little flour in each time until the ingredients are mixed.

  5. Add the vanilla and mix.

  6. Add the milk 1 tablespoon at a time mixing after each addition.

  7. Divide the mixture into 6 bowls:

  8. In Bowl 1 - Add half a cap of red colouring

  9. In Bowl 2 - Add half a cap of red and half a cap of yellow

  10. In Bowl 3 - Add half a cap of yellow

  11. In Bowl 4 - Add half a cap of green

  12. In Bowl 5 - Add half a cap of blue

  13. In Bowl 6 - Add half a cap of blue and half a cap of red

  14. Mix colouring into each mixture after adding.

  15. Divide the purple mixture between the 12 cases.

  16. Repeat with the other mixtures in this order: Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red.

  17. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes.

  18. Rainbow Cupcakes are suitable to freeze for up to four weeks.

  19. For brighter colours, add a teaspoon of white vinegar to every coloured bowl.

  20.  Ice with plain icing or frosting - for a recipe - Click Here!

About Author

Jody Allen

Jody is the founder and essence of Stay at Home Mum. An insatiable appetite for reading from a very young age had Jody harbouring dreams of being a pu...Read Moreblished author since primary school. That deep-seeded need to write found its way to the public eye in 2011 with the launch of SAHM. Fast forward 4 years and a few thousand articles Jody has fulfilled her dream of being published in print. With the 2014 launch of Once a Month Cooking and 2015's Live Well on Less, thanks to Penguin Random House, Jody shows no signs of slowing down. The master of true native content, Jody lives and experiences first hand every word of advertorial she pens. Mum to two magnificent boys and wife to her beloved Brendan; Jody's voice is a sure fire winner when you need to talk to Mums. Read Less

Ask a Question

Close sidebar