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Jumbo Rainbow Cupcakes

Make colorful rainbow cupcakes for your spring celebrations!
By Bree Hester

A few years ago, I started making rainbow cupcakes with my children for them to bring to their school’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Not only do the kids love eating them, they love making them with me. It is a messy job with a lot of dishes, but it’s well worth the cleanup. 

Start by preparing the cake mix according to package directions. I use two boxes because it guarantees that I will have enough to get all six colors into each cupcake. (And I am okay with having some leftover batter in the bowl to lick!) Divide the batter into six bowls. 

Jumbo Rainbow Cupcakes

Little hands are just right for lining the muffin tins. (To prevent the muffins from being misshapen, you may only want to bake six muffins in each jumbo muffin pan.)

Jumbo Rainbow Cupcakes

Enlist helpers to mix the food coloring into each bowl of cake batter.

Jumbo Rainbow Cupcakes

Like magic, the white cake mix turns into bright rainbow colors!

Jumbo Rainbow Cupcakes

Using a tablespoon measure, layer one color on top of another in each muffin cup. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes and let cool completely before frosting.

Jumbo Rainbow Cupcakes
Jumbo Rainbow Cupcakes

Your little leprechauns will love these St. Patrick’ Day treats. Hopefully, this will become a tradition at your house, too!

Jumbo Rainbow Cupcakes


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