Spark’s Rainbow Cupcakes

Difficulty Level:

Difficult

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (or melted butter)
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • red, yellow, green, orange and blue food colorings

Directions

  • Makes 10 --- Preheat oven to 350F. (have an adult do this for you)
  • Grease 10 cups from a 12 cup muffin tin (or line with paper cups).
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs, vegetable oil, buttermilk and vanilla extract. Pour in dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Divide batter evenly into 5 small bowls; each should have a little more than 1/3 cup batter (approx 6 tbsp or so for each). Add about 1/2 tsp food coloring to each bowl to make red, orange, yellow, green and blue batters. Stir well, so no streaks of plain batter remain. Add additional food coloring if necessary.
  • Starting with the blue batter, add a small spoonful to each of the 10 grease muffin cups (just over 1/2 tbsp in each).
  • Repeat with all remaining colors, working from green to yellow to orange to red, adding each subsequent spoonful on top of the previous color.
  • Do not attempt to spread the layers of color out (as it can cause layers to combined), but allow them to spread on their own.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool cupcakes on a wire rack before frosting.

Quick Buttercream Frosting

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • approx 3 cups confectioners’ sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat together butter, milk and vanilla. Gradually add in the confectioners sugar until frosting reaches a thick, spreadable consistency.
  • You will probably use 2 1/2-3 cups. Spread frosting onto cooled cupcakes.

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Spark's Cooking Tip

Always remember to read the recipe all the way through before starting. Ask an adult if you don’t understand something. Before you start, gather all the ingredients and kitchen tools you need for the recipe. Carefully measure all the ingredients and double check before you use them.  

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