Rainbow Cupcakes

Cupcakes are always kid's favorite. Its size is perfect to fill up your stomach during afternoon with a cup or coffee or tea. There are many ways to make cupcakes, with different tastes, fillings and decorations. I like to eat cakes but I am not good at decorating cake. I usually just make simple and quick decorations for my cupcakes.

My daughter is a big unicorn fans and unicorn is often related with rainbow. So she wanted me to bake her rainbow cupcakes with unicorn-sprinkles. I made her with a simple whipped double-cream frosting. Of course you can make your own frosting and decorating like butter cream frosting or cream cheese frosting.

Rainbow Cupcakes (Photo credit : Veronica)

Rainbow Cupcakes

Makes 12 cupcakes

You need :
a hand mixer or stand mixer

Ingredients :
130 gr butter in room temperature
200 gr sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
a pinch of salt
210 gr all purpose flour
150 ml milk in room temperature
food coloring (red, orange, yellow, green, purple, blue)

Frosting :
200 ml double cream, chilled
2 tbsp confectioners sugar
vanilla extract
some sprinkles

Steps :
Mix together flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside.

Using a hand mixer, mix butter, sugar and vanilla extract with high speed until become white and pale. Add in eggs one by one. Continue mixing until become a smooth batter.

Divide dry ingredient mixture into 3 parts. Add a part of dry ingredients, then mix carefully with low speed. Pour in half of the milk, mix continue mixing. Add another part of dry ingredients again, then the rest of the milk. At last, add the last part of dry ingredients. Mix them until until combined. Do not overmix.

Divide the batter into 6 bowls. Add food coloring to every bowl.

Divide the six color batter into prepared cupcake-baking-form.

Bake them in 175 degress Cel for about 15-20 minutes or until a toothpicks insert in the middle comes out clean.

For the frosting. Place double cream into a chilled bowl, add in confectioners sugar and vanilla extract. Whip them with a hand mixer in high speed until become soft peak.

Take a cupcake, spread the frosting over the surface using a spatula or a bread knife. Sprinkle some sweets over it.

Recipe by Veronica

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