How to Make Rainbow Cupcakes

I wanted to make some cupcakes for a little girl in our church, it was her birthday.  I did not know what her favorite cupcake was so I thought that I couldn’t go wrong with Rainbow Cupcakes. Boy, was I right.  These were a big hit with all of the kids, big and small.

Bright Rainbow Cupcakes


White cake mix Baking cups
Food coloring Frosting


Mix up your cake mix according to the directions on the box.  Take 6 different bowls and divide your cake batter evenly into the bowls.  Now we will mix up the food coloring so you have rainbow colors.

Purple = 9 red drops and 6 blue drops Blue = 12 blue drops
Green = 12 green drops Yellow = 12 yellow drops
Orange = 12 yellow drops and 4 red drops Red = 18 red drops
6 Bowls of Colored Batter

Line your cupcake pans and evenly distribute the purple batter into all of the liners.  Then add the blue, green, yellow, orange and red batter into the liners.  You may need to spread the batter to the edges of the liner with the back of a spoon.  Bake according to the recipe directions.  Let the cupcakes cool completely and then frost with your favorite frosting and sprinkles.


You may want to try and add your favorite flavor of jello mix to the batter.  I have not tried adding the jello yet so I would recommend that you try only one flavor at a time.  These cupcakes would be a great treat around St Patrick’s Day, Easter, or any day!  Let me know what you think about Rainbow cupcakes.


beckyA Mom Knows Contributor

About Becky

I am a stay at home mom to 2 teenagers. I have a 20 year old daughter and a 17 year old son, and a husband who is just a big kid at heart. I teach piano lessons from my home. I am going back to college and sometimes wonder if I am crazy for doing this. I absolutely love anything and everything crafty. I especially love to stamp, crochet and sew.

4 Responses to How to Make Rainbow Cupcakes

  1. aDELINE rOMAN says:

    This looks so easy! I love making cupcakes! Thanks for the instructional recipe

  2. Becky says:

    They are super easy. You will have fun with these and everyone will be amazed:)

  3. Gail says:

    I love these Becky…thanks

  4. Becky says:

    Thank you Gail for reading my posts.