Rainbow Cupcakes

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First dessert of the year! Hopefully these stunning cupcakes are the first of many wonderful desserts to come. (And a wonderful year too hopefully)
These are extremely beautiful cupcakes for sure, and they taste great too. The basic cupcake recipe, like my vanilla cake recipe is from joyofbaking.com, a recipe I almost always use. I didn’t, but you could frost these with vanilla frosting and top with rainbow sprinkles, which I’d imagine will look very good as well. Or you could also color your frosting different colors and pipe a swirl of multi colored frosting, which would be gorgeous too.

Vanilla cupcake recipe from: http://www.joyofbaking.com/printpages/VanillaCupcakesprint.html

Ingredients
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2/3 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup milk
Various food colorings ( As many or as few as you wish; I used 6)

Procedure
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Line a cupcake pan with liners, or grease.
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a separate bowl, beat the butter until creamy with an electronic mixer.
Add the sugar, and beat until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs one by one, and the vanilla extract, beating in between.
With the mixer running on low speed, add half of the flour mixture, then the milk, and then the remaining flour mixture.
Divide the batter into as many parts as the number of different colors you plan on having (so I did 6)
Color each part with a different colour, making sure the batter is evenly coloured.

Pour about 2 teaspoon’s worth of batter into the pan, doing this for all the colors this creating layers of different colors. Swirl a skewer through each cupcake if you want a marbled effect.
Bake for 15-18 minutes.
Let it cool for a while before eating.
Makes 12 cupcakes

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