Fireflies: Recipes: Rainbow Cupcakes         

May 28, 2012

Recipes: Rainbow Cupcakes

Celebrate this month's Fireflies theme: colors & rainbows, by making these rainbow cupcakes with your child!  

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    3/4 cup self-rising flour
    3/4 cup granulated sugar
    3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
    2 eggs
    1 1/2 tsp vanilla 
    3 tbs milk
    red, blue, green, and yellow food coloring

Start by pre-heating your oven to 395 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, use whisk to beat sugar into butter until creamy and fluffy. The mixture should be light in color.

Slowly stir in eggs and flour, making sure each is thouroughly stirred in. Mix in vanilla.

Stir in milk 1 tablespoon at a time, stirring thoroughly after each tablespoon is added.

Divide mixture evenly into each of the smaller bowls.

Add food coloring and mix well until evenly distributed.
Bowl 1- RED - 8 drops red
Bowl 2- ORANGE - 8 drops yellow, 4 drops red
Bowl 3- YELLOW - 8 drops yellow
Bowl 4- GREEN - 8 drops green
Bowl 5- BLUE - 8 drops blue
Bowl 6- PURPLE - 8 drops blue, 4 drops red

Line muffin pan with muffin cups. Starting with purple, spoon batter evenly into each of the muffin cups, spreadng slightly. Continue, layering, with blue, then green, then yellow, then orange, then red. 

Bake for 20 minutes at 395 degrees.
Makes 12 regular-sized cupcakes.
From Spark Recipes  by Maggiethespy

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