Rainbow Cupcakes

Prep time:
30 min
Cook time:
15 min
Makes approx 12


125g unsalted butter
125g self-raising flour
125g caster sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp milk
4 bottles food colouring (red, blue, yellow, green)
12 cupcake cases


1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas mark 6.
2. Cream the sugar and butter until pale and fluffy.
3. Beat the eggs in one at a time, adding a little flour in each time, until the ingredients are mixed.
4. Add the vanilla essence and mix. Then add the milk 1 tbsp at a time, mixing after each addition.
5. Divide the mixture into 6 bowls:

In Bowl 1 – Add half a cap of red colouring
In Bowl 2 – Add half a cap of red and half a cap of yellow
In Bowl 3 – Add half a cap of yellow
In Bowl 4 – Add half a cap of green
In Bowl 5 – Add half a cap of blue
In Bowl 6 – Add half a cap of blue and half a cap of red
Mix colouring into each mixture after adding.

6.Divide the purple mixture between the 12 cases. Repeat with the other mixtures in this order: Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red.
7.Bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes.

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