Friday, March 15, 2013

Pot of Gold Rainbow Cupcakes

A couple years ago I saw an article in a magazine (sorry can't remember) that made rainbow cupcakes with white icing for St. Patrick's Day. My kids call them pot of gold cupcakes.

Ever since I saw the article I've made these each year for my kiddos.

It's a really simple recipe, but a bit time consuming.

You need:
1 box white cake mix (not yellow)
3 egg whites (or whatever your box calls for - same with oil and water)
1/3 cup of vegetable oil
1 1/4 cup of water
food coloring
container of white cake icing
gold wrapped chocolate coins (optional)

Make the cake batter according to the box. Once it's well mixed separate the batter equally into 6 separate containers.

Add food coloring to each separate container as follows:
red:        18 red drops
orange:  12 yellow and 4 red drops
yellow:  12 yellow drops
green:    12 green drops
blue:      12 blue drops
purple :  6 blue and 9 red drops

Mix the batter and food coloring up very well. It should create nice, bold colors.

Then bake according to the box. Icing and top with a gold chocolate coin.

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