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Rainbow Cupcakes

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Prep: Cook: 25 minutes

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More effort


24 cupcakes

I love the magic when you bite in and you will too.

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  • 200g softened butter
  • 300g self raising flour
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 6 tablespoons of milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 4 different Dr Oetker dyes
  • Example: red, blue, green, purple,

Butter Cream Icing

  • 200g softened butter
  • 450g sifted icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 100 and 1000's


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C/ FAN 160C/ GAS 4. Put muffin cases into a 2 12-hole muffin tins to keep a good even shape as they bake.

  2. Measure all the ingredients into a bowl and beat until smooth. Now split evenly between four bowls and put quite a bit of dye in each bowl. Mix them all and if it needs a bit more dye it's fine to add it in. When Your happy with the colours. Now spoon evenly between the cases.

  3. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes until risen and golden brown. Lift the paper cases out of the tin and cool the cakes on a wire rack until completely cold before icing.

  4. To make the butter icing beat together all the ingredients to make a thick and creamy icing,and then smooth over the cold cupcakes.

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22nd Oct, 2015
My 11 year old niece had a great time making these - really easy to follow recipe and very very tasty.
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