Rainbow cupcakes

I apologise for being MIA lately, but I’ve had the worst virus/fever and have struggled getting out of bed this last week 🙁

…If only sick leave existed for Mums…. (and I also wouldn’t mind one of those limousine divider screens so that I could push a button and drown out the back seat noise!! )

Anyway – as a result, there hasn’t been any baking or blogging lately.. however.. before I was struck down with this virus, the girls and I made some rainbow cupcakes – a fantastic concept that is super easy to make.

Start by making your favourite vanilla cupcake recipe. I use one inspired by Peggy Porschen, which has never failed me and is also very easy to memorise:

200g unsalted butter

200g castor sugar

200g self raising flour

1 vanilla pod; and

4 eggs

I always forget to leave my eggs at room temperature, so the first thing I do is crack my eggs into a bowl and give them a whisk so that they have a few minutes to warm to room temperature.

Start by mixing the butter, sugar and vanilla seeds until light and fluffy.

Add the eggs in and beat well.

Gently mix in the sifted flour.

Get 6 small mixing bowls and divide the mixture evenly between them. Add some food colouring to each bowl and mix until combined.

Spoon colour by colour into the cupcake case.

Bake in a moderate oven until the top springs back when touched.

I know some of you have been asking me why Molly hasn’t been getting much ‘screen time’ lately…. and yes… it is true that I do most of my baking when she is napping in the middle of the day.

…because when she is awake and I’m baking…..

… she will so something crazy…like finding a tub of Vicks Vapour Rub and smearing it on her face 🙂


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One Response to Rainbow cupcakes

  1. Julie June 9, 2011 at 11:18 am #

    Fantastic. I’m going to give these a try. For my daughter’s birthday I have to take cupcakes into the classroom and I’m sure the kids will get a huge kick out of these.

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