Dessert Recipe: Rainbow Cupcakes - Slimming Solutions

Dessert Recipe: Rainbow Cupcakes

Amazing Rainbow Cupcake Recipe!


This recipe is for all of those cake lovers out there.

Inspired by the original rainbow cake, this dessert is just as delicious yet easier to make and it means you can grab one on your way out the door!


  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • food colourings yellow, green, red and blue
  • 1/2 cup of buttermilk
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter

For the buttercream frosting:

  • 1/2 cup of butter at room temperature
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp of milk
  • 2 cups of icing sugar


How to make:

  • Pre-heat the oven to 350F
  • Grab a muffin tin and line with 10 paper cups
  • In a bowl whisk together the eggs, sugar, melted butter, vanilla extract and the buttermilk
  • Next pour in the flour, baking powder and salt
  • Stir until combined
  • Once mixed together, divide the mixture into 5 small bowls (each bowl should have approx 6 tbsp of mixture in them)
  • Add 1/2 tsp of food colouring to each bowl to make the colours you would like
  • Stir well so that each mixture is covered with the selected colour
  • Starting with whichever colour you’d like as the bottom layer, add 1/2 of a tbsp of the mixture in each paper cup
  • Repeat this with the remaining colours
  • Allow the colours to spread on their own
  • Once you have done this, Bake for 15 minutes in the oven
  • Whilst they are baking in the oven, move on to making the buttercream frosting *optional*
  • In a mixing bowl, add in the milk, vanilla extract and the butter *If you also want the frosting to be a certain colour, add in your chosen food colouring*
  • Gradually add in the icing sugar until the frosting is a thick yet spreadable consistency
  • You should use most if not all of the icing sugar
  • Once the cupcakes are out of the oven and cooled, spread on the frosting



This recipe can be made several different ways, you can use whatever colours you wish and remember to have fun! It doesn’t have to look perfect (but it will definitely taste it!) For more recipes visit us here: