St Patrick’s Day Recipe For Taste A Rainbow Cupcakes

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Here’s the second St Patrick’s Day recipe, courtesy of Disney FamilyFun magazine.

disney family fun taste a rainbow cupcakes

Here’s what little leprechauns look forward to on St. Patrick’s Day: a magical snack that can add color to the grayest March afternoon. Pot of gold not included.

Taste A Rainbow Cupcakes


  • White cake mix (we used an 18-1/4-ounce box)
  • Food coloring (red, blue, green, and yellow)
  • Baking cups
  • Whipped cream (optional)


Prepare your favorite white cake mix, then divide the batter evenly among six small bowls. Following the chart below, dye each bowl of batter a rainbow color.

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

Line 16 muffin pan wells with baking cups. Evenly distribute the purple batter among the cups, then the blue, and so on, following the order shown. As you go, gently spread each layer of batter with the back of a spoon to cover the color underneath.

Bake the cupcakes according to your recipe directions. Before serving, remove the paper wrapping, and if you like, top each cupcake with a whipped-cream cloud.

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1 comment

pat.navymom March 10, 2010 - 10:25 am

I bet my colors wouldn’t layer but combine together into an unappetizing one not to be described.


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