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Rainbow Cupcakes

Rainbow Cupcakes are simple and so much fun! Turn an ordinary cake mix into multi-colored cupcakes!

Rainbow Cupcakes

Being that my kids are homeschooled, they are of course, home.

With me.  All day. What am I? Crazy?!

Oh, I’m just kidding. I enjoy having them home. Except when they fight over annoying things, like, where to sit in the car, every time we leave the house. Every time, guys!


Of course, they did this when they were still in public school too. So, I suppose until they all start driving, it’s just how the cookie crumbles around here. 😏

While the car seating placement argument isn’t too fun, spending time in the kitchen with them is. Especially, my youngest son.

He is just 7 years old and is a serious baked good lover. We are always trying to find something fun and new to bake up together.

We came across this cupcake recipe quite a while ago and it is, by far, his favorite thing for us to bake together. They are so much fun to make and are really yummy!

Single Rainbow Cupcake

Here is a breakdown:

  • You start out with a basic white cake mix and make it according to the box directions.
  • Then, you divide your batter evenly into six separate bowls.
  • Take your six different food colors and tint each bowl of batter a different color.
  • Next, take about a tablespoon of each color and spoon it into your cupcake pan cups until the batter is all gone. 1 tablespoon of red in a cup, then, yellow, then, green, etc.

So easy and, as mentioned numerous times in the post, really fun! Top them with some whipped topping and sprinkles to finish these Rainbow Cupcakes off.


Rainbow Cupcake cut in half
Yield: 12 cupcakes

Rainbow Cupcakes

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Simple and so much fun! Turn  an ordinary cake mix into multi-colored cupcakes!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 1 box, white cake mix, plus ingredients as called for on box
  • red, orange,yellow, green, purple and blue food coloring
  • whipped topping ( ex: Cool Whip/Tru Whip)
  • rainbow sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 12 count muffin pan or line with cupcake papers.
  2. Mix ingredients for cake mix, as directed on package.
  3. Divide batter evenly into six separate bowls. Color each bowl with one color each of food coloring.
  4. Fill each cup about 2/3 cup full, alternating between colors, using about a tablespoon each time.
  5. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  6. Let cupcakes cool completely before frosting with whipped topping and if desired, sprinkles.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 26Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 20mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 0g

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