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Rainbow cupcakes

  • Makes 12


  • 125g butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Food colouring (Pink, green and yellow)
  • Smarties, jelly beans, snakes, jubes, to decorate
  • 100s and 1000s, to decorate

Buttercream icing

  • 125g butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar mixture
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Line a 12-hole, 1/3 cup-capacity muffin pan with paper cases.
  • 2
    Using an electric mixer, beat butter, vanilla and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in flour and milk to combine.
  • 3
    Spoon 1/4 cup mixture into each paper case. Bake for 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre of 1 cake comes out clean. Stand cakes in pan for 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  • 4
    Make icing: Using an electric mixer, beat butter in a bowl until pale. Gradually add icing sugar mixture and milk, beating to combine. Divide icing between 3 bowls. Tint each portion a different colour.
  • 5
    Place lollies and 100s and 1000s in separate bowls. Let kids spread cupcakes with icing and decorate with lollies.

Source: taste.com.au


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