Rainbow Cupcakes

It has been too long since I did some cupcakes on the blog and what better way to come back with a bang. Get ready for some awesome Rainbow Cupcakes!

Making the Rainbow Cupcakes

Here’s what you need for 12 cupcakes: 150 g unsalted butter (soft), 150 g caster sugar, 3 eggs, 150 g flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp vanilla essence & food colouring.

Start of by mixing the butter and the caster sugar together. Add the eggs until you have a fluffy light yellow cupcake mix. Fold in the flour, baking soda and vanilla essence. And that’s your rainbow cupcake mix done, well nearly.

Divide the mixture into 5 bowls or how many colours you wanna use. I went with yellow, green, violet, blue and red. After you have your coloured badges, fill your cupcake tins. I just dropped a little bit of each colour in the cupcake tin, piece by piece, and let it do it’s thing. At last bake the rainbow cupcakes on 180 ° C for about 20-25 min.

The filling and cupcake icing

Now if you wanna add little something to your cupcakes why not do a filling. I mashed up some raspberries to put them in the middle of my cupcakes. How I did this? I poked a hole into the middle of the cupcakes with a straw then I filled them with the raspberry mash.

For the icing I went with a swiss meringue icing (here‘s how it’s done) for the ones who prefer doing a butter cream icing, here’s the instructions: whip up 100 g unsalted butter until it is nearly white. Now add 200 g of icing sugar. Do this in stages as you’ll otherwise end up with a cloud if icing sugar going all over your kitchen. Once all of the icing sugar is in keep on mixing util everything is smooth and holds it shape. Flour it with some more vanilla essence and you’re ready to pipe it on.

When you filled your Rainbow Cupcakes it’s time to decorate them. Pipe on the icing and use some fancy sprinkles. Now you can sit down and enjoy them!

Well those cupcakes turned out exactly like I imagined they would. The raspberries in the middle give this sweet cupcake a little kick and is a cute surprise for your guest. As for the Rainbow Cupcakes they go well with a party, for a nice afternoon tea or just when ever you like indulging in some sweet delights.

Now it’s over to you, head in to your kitchen and get baking! Let me know in the comments down below if this something you’d do and if you aren’t already why not subscribe via Bloglovin’ to keep up to date with my posts!

Have a lovely day and a nice start to the weekend, xx

Lea - A Snippet of Life


22 responses to “Rainbow Cupcakes”

  1. Simone says:

    Yummy…I just want to have a bite 🙂 They really look delicious! Greetings from Zurich, Simone

  2. Eloise says:

    oh my gosh these look incredible! Defintely bookmarking the page to make some at a later date : )

  3. Sarirah says:

    I’ve always wanted to make one of these and on the next birthday celebration will have to take the time to do this, they come out so well! I wonder if it’s possible to create a rainbow marbled effect. Yours look so good. 🙂

    • Lea says:

      Thanks. Rainbow marble effect sounds amazing too. I guess you could just run a toothpick trough the colours to get the marble effect. xx

  4. That icing is so beautiful and glossy and inside those cupcakes are magical!!!

    Sophie x

  5. Claire says:

    These are so cute, I definitely need to try them. I also LOVE your work surfaces!

    • Lea says:

      Thanks Claire! Oh to let you in a secret, it’s just a marble backdrop since my kitchen in my shared flat isn’t flattering at all ;). xx

  6. OMG these are soooooooooooooo cute! You have done an amazing job lovely x

  7. Tereza says:

    Whaaaaaaa these look INSANE! Like legit viral Pinterest kind of stuff. Are you a secret professional cupcake baker? I’d honestly never be able to make them look anything like this haha x

    • Lea says:

      Thanks so much !!! well I’m not a professional but I love baking and I think I’m getting pretty good at it ;). Oh you could do them too, they look like a lot of effort went into them but aside from the icing it’s really easy. xx

  8. wow! I love when the food is that colorful! I really like cupcakes but I’ve never tried to cook them. This post look so helpful so I think there’s no excuse to do it now! 😀

    • Lea says:

      Thanks Sheila. Me too, you can never go wrong with adding some food colouring ;). I hope you try them out and love them as much as I do . xx

  9. Tia Teilli says:

    It looks delicious! xx

  10. Rachel says:

    OMG these look absolutely amazing!! I’m a sucker for colorful things!!

    xx Rachel | http://www.imperfectlyrachel.com

  11. oh they look so cute. can’t wait to get back into the kitchen and bake after my exams are over.

  12. Shana says:

    These look delicious! It would be rude not to give these a go 😉