These psychedelic rainbow cupcakes go out to Indigo for her Welcome to Wonderland event. She got me at “whimsical, weird and wonderful”;– after human-meat pies in Sweeney Todd, Tim Burton should make one with these seemingly innocent rainbow cupcakes, complete with Oompa Loompas of course.
This box, on the other hand, went to the princess of the family, whose faithful collection (and growing) of the different My Little Ponies sets reminded me that kids love cupcakes, and kids love rainbow, so by equation, they ought to love rainbow cupcakes.
(adapted from Nigella Lawson’s How To Be A Domestic Goddess; makes 9)
125g self-raising flour
125g caster sugar
2 tbsps milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 200C.
- Using a wooden spoon, cream butter and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy.
- Beat in eggs one at a time, mixing a bit of flour with each addition.
- Add the vanilla extract.
- Mix in the rest of the flour.
- Add milk one tbsp at a time.
- Separate the batter according to the number of food colouring you have, and add in the food colouring. Spoon a bit of each different coloured batter into each muffin cup, until about 1/2 full.
- Bake for 15-20mins. Frost as desired.
Note: You can use any of your favourite vanilla cupcake recipes; I opted for Nigella’s because I was pressed for time, and they’re pretty much hassle-free, with easy-to-remember quantities.