Rainbow Cupcakes

45 mins (prep 30, cooking 15)
14 ingredients
26 servings
These cupcakes are from scratch, no cake mixes involved. I have adapted a recipe from bakingbites.com. My daughter wanted to make some rainbow cupcakes for a friend who was hit by a car. She had made them before using a cake mix & I wasn't really happy with the end result. This is what we came up with. You can use paper liners, silicone cupcake liners or grease your muffin tins. If you use silicone liners or grease your tins the colours show very nicely. The cupcakes are not too sweet & the olive oil makes them nice & moist. Frost with plain buttercream, cream cheese frosting or strawberry cream frosting. Decorate with sprinkles if desired. I ended up with 24 cupcakes & 1 small loaf when I made these. I might try using frozen fruit juice concentrates to colour the batter another time to see if it is possible to avoid using food colouring.

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Serving Size (72.28 g)
Servings 26
Amount per Serving
Calories 302.21 Calories from Fat 125.73
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13.97g 558.77%
Saturated Fat 4.21g 546.84%
Trans Fat 0.15g %
Cholesterol 13.16mg 114.03%
Sodium 165.15mg 178.91%
Total Carbohydrate 44.71g 387.49%
Dietary Fiber 1.0 g 103.55%
Sugars 37.23 g %
Protein 1.6g 83.14%
Vitamin A 155.17IU% Vitamin C 0.01mg%
Calcium 50.14mg% Iron 0.47mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
food coloring