Simple Rainbow Cupcakes Recipe

If you’re looking for a super cute St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Cupcake Recipe, a fun treat to serve at a kid’s birthday party, or a Spring activity, check out this colorful cupcake idea! It’s so easy to make that your kids will have fun helping you from prepping to cooking.

Rainbow Cupcakes Recipe by Kids Activities Blog. Colorful and fun treat for St. Patrick's Day, kids birthday pary or Spring activity.
Let’s make rainbow cupcakes and have fun!

let’s make rainbow cupcakes recipe

And for the best part… they will be so excited to eat lots of rainbow cupcakes and even share them with their friends!

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Rainbow CupcakeS ingredients

Step by step guide on how to cook this yummy rainbow cupcake recipe.
Step by step guide on how to cook this yummy rainbow cupcake.

Directions TO MAKE RAINBOW CUPCAKES: 

Step 1

Mix in the batter.

Step 2

Separate the batter into different bowls, and add the food dye to each bowl. (My birthday girl chose the colors: pink, blue purple, green and yellow. If we ever do this again, we would probably eliminate the color purple, it came out a funny almost gray/brown color once baked).

Step 3

Once the bowls of color are created, drop spoonfuls of the dyed batter into cupcake cups. If you have leftovers, you can make a marbled mini-cake!

Step 4

Then put into the oven to bake. Follow the baking directions on the cake mix box that you use.

That’s how simple it is to make Rainbow Cupcakes! They were a huge hit!  These cupcakes are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, or any other occasion.

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Simple Rainbow Cupcakes Recipe

Rainbow Cupcakes

A fun and simple sweet treat that kids of all ages will love that is perfect for any birthday party, St. Patrick's Day celebration or just any ordinary Spring day!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • White cake mix
  • Food Dye (we used the gel kind)
  • Lots of little bowls and spoons
  • Cupcake liners and a cupcake pan
  • Icing and sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Mix in the batter
  2. Separate the batter into different bowls, and add the food dye to each bowl.
  3. Once the bowls of color are created, drop spoonfuls of the dyed batter into cupcake cups
  4. Then put into the oven to bake. Follow the baking directions on the cake mix box that you use.

Notes

My birthday girl chose the colors: pink, blue purple, green and yellow.

If we ever do this again, we would probably eliminate the color purple, it came out a funny almost gray/brown color once baked

More simple cupcake recipes

Once I bake a batch of cupcakes, I always want to make more cupcakes. I love how the house smells after I’ve been baking! If you’re looking for more baking ideas, check these out:

Aren’t these colorful rainbow cupcakes perfect? Do you make special treats for St. Patrick’s Day, birthdays or any ordinary days? Tell us in the comments!

25 Comments

  1. My daughter has been asking for rainbow cupcakes since I had a rainbow cake for my birthday. It is so much fun to do and looks so neat and different!

    Just wanted you to know you can have purple! I used the Neon food coloring kit for brighter colors on some of my cake. The purple turned out really nice. It was pretty bright, although it looks dark blue in my picture. Here is a picture, scroll to the last pic:

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  2. JDaniel4's Mom says:

    What fun! I love all the colors!

  3. Oh, what a great idea! I was thinking rainbow cake for Gunne’s birthday, but then I thought, why punish everyone when he’s the only one who can’t eat cake? So I turned my thoughts to cupcakes, which I can freeze and break out individually. Now I get to have my (rainbow) cake and eat it, too! 😉
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  4. I love this!! how fun- rainbow cupcakes! thats what I want for my next birthday!

  5. I’m usually not a big fan of food coloring, but those bright colors are kind of tempting! I’m sure my children would love them! (I’m just not so sure about the possible allergic side-effects, I’ve got 2 that seem pretty sensitive…)

    I wonder how much color we could get with strawberry and blueberry juice- they seem to dye my hands pretty well! 🙂

    Oh, and Happy Birthday to your little (getting-so-big) one!!
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  6. My son would love this! He could live on cupcakes alone…I’m pretty sure of it. His birthday is a few months away, but I can’t wait to let him help me make these for his party 🙂
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  7. Nice post! My little cousins birthday is coming up and I might just give those colourful cakes a try!

    Bloggeries – review requested 😉
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  10. These are amazing, I want to make this! Would love to feature them on my blog!

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  24. Great idea on mixing the batters with food coloring! Definitely better than the Funfetti which I normally prefer. I may have to steal the idea for a cake. : )

    Good luck to you QM!

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