Rainbow Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Cheese Icing
June 20, 2011, 3:53 am
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These were the most fun thing to make! I’ve seen them a few times when browsing around the food corners of the net and always thought they were SO beautiful. They are also incredibly fun to eat! Due to a bum ankle I have to pick my battles when it comes to prep time and since these take a lil time to assemble I opted to use a boxed cake mix but you can certainly use your favorite from scratch white cake recipe as well. I wanted something ‘cloud like’ for the frosting and this light and dreamy cream cheese icing fit the bill!

Sierra (my daughter) had a lot of fun adding each color to get it just right.

I think she did a great job! We used (lots!) of Wiltons gel coloring and they came out SO vibrant!

Try really hard not to eat all of them before you even finish frosting them.

Gage (my son) was a pretty big fan too!

Say cheese!! 😀

 Rainbow cup cake batter:

1 white cake mix
2 egg whites
1  cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil

Whipped Cream Cheese Icing:

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
For the cupcakes:

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and beat on medium speed about 2 minutes

Divide batter according to how many colors you are using.

Use gel food coloring to color batter to desired intensity.

To get a layered stripe put a spoonful of each color in the cupcake one at a time. The batter is thick and it won’t spread on it’s own. I set out a little bowl of water and dipped a finger in the water and then gently spread the batter out. The water helps the batter not to stick to your fingers.

Bake them according to the package or recipe instructions or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely.

For the icing:

In a small bowl beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form and set aside.

In a large bowl combine cream cheese, sugar, salt and vanilla. Beat until smooth and light, then fold in whipped cream.

Pipe icing onto cupcakes & serve immediately. Refrigerate left overs. (If any make it! 🙂 )


4 Comments so far
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I can’t wait to make these with the kids,they think they look soooo good.

Comment by debbie aka mom

I don’t have gel food colouring, will that matter?

Comment by Shirley Davis

The colors just won’t be as intense with liquid food coloring, but you can certainly use them as an alternative! 🙂

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