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Rainbow Cupcakes

Rainbow Cupcakes

Rainbow is this week’s Crea-Cross 2017 challenge. For those of you, who don’t know yet what this Crea-Cross 2017 entails, check out Kreanimo, an inspiring personal blog with loads of creative ideas, for more information.

Although I’ve contributed just last week, I’m not a very regular contributor to the challenge. To some, I might even be a bit of a strange addition to all those creative bloggers. But hey, cooking is all about creativity as well. But I have to admit that it can be quite hard to come up with a recipe that expresses clearly the given challenge. But not so this week’s prompt: rainbow. I’m proud to be a co-host yet again, and I’m not alone this week. Anne from Simple Thoughts is co-hosting this week’s challenge as well. Go check out her blog with loads of DIY idea’s, beauty tips, recipes and so much more. Please feel free to share your own idea’s, work etc related to this week’s prompt, using the blue button at the end of this post.

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Cupcakes

Just recently, I had baked cakes for a friend’s birthday and wanted to do something special for all the kids that would be at the party as well. Cupcakes are always a good idea for kids. They don’t have to sit down and eat a piece of cake with a fork, from a plate. Eating with your hands is easier and so much more fun. Add a colorful topping and the kids could not be happier. Now what is more colorful than a rainbow? So I decided to add colorful sprinkles to the dough and top the cupcakes with rainbow buttercream. For the buttercream, I used my recipe for White Chocolate Buttercream. It’s easy and so delicious. My all time favorite buttercream. But first the cupcakes. They are really easy to make, so delicious and the texture is light and fluffy.

Start by preheating your oven to 170°C. Grease a muffin tin or line with paper cups. I like to use silicone muffin cups. Then melt 175g of unsalted butter and set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix 300g of plain flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp salt. In a large bowl, beat 300g of white sugar and the melted butter until foamy.

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Add 4 large eggs, 1 egg at a time, and beat after each addition.

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Add 2 tsp vanilla extract, then beat again.

Alternately, add the flour mixture and 250ml of buttermilk, starting and ending with the flour. Don’t overmix.

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Finally, add in some colored sprinkles. I used about 4 tablespoons.

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Then fill up your muffin tin/cupcake liners and bake ca. 15-20 minutes. This will make 24 cupcakes.

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They are so good, fluffy and moist.

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Let them cool completely before frosting. For the frosting, I used White Chocolate Buttercream and you can find the recipe here. But feel free to use your own favorite buttercream recipe.

Divide the buttercream over 4 bowls and add food coloring to each one. I used blue, red, green and yellow.

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You can make the colors as light or dark as you wish. Start with just a few drops and add more if you want a deeper color. Then lay a piece of cling film on your work space and line the colored buttercream on it. Then roll up and close the ends.

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Put in the fridge for about half an hour. You don’t want to leave it for too long as it will firm up too much and you will have to let it come to room temperature again to be able to pipe it.

Prepare a piping bag with the nozzle you want to use. Cut of one end of the cling film and place it in the piping bag.

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Now you’re ready to pipe beautiful rainbow roses on your cupcakes.

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Time to party 🙂

Enjoy!

Rainbow Cupcakes
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Rainbow Cupcakes

Servings 24 cupcakes
Author Nicole

Ingredients

  • 175 g unsalted butter
  • 300 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 300 g white sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250 ml buttermilk
  • colored sprinkles
  • 1 recipe white chocolate buttercream

Instructions

For the cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 170°C and grease a muffin tin or line with paper cups (I like to use silicone cups).

  2. Melt the butter and set aside.

  3. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

  4. In a large bowl, beat the sugar and the melted butter until foamy.

  5. Add the eggs, 1 egg at a time, and beat after each addition.

  6. Add the vanilla extract, then beat again.

  7. Alternately, flour and buttermilk, starting and ending with the flour. Don’t overmix.

  8. Add in some colored sprinkles. I used about 4 tablespoons.

  9. Fill up your muffin tin/cupcake liners and bake ca. 15-20 minutes.

  10. Let cool completely before applying the frosting.

For the rainbow frosting:

  1. Divide the buttercream over 4 bowls and add food coloring to each one. I used blue, red, green and yellow.

  2. You can make the colors as light or dark as you wish. Start with just a few drops and add more if you want a deeper color.

  3. Then lay a piece of cling film on your work space and line the colored buttercream on it. Then roll up and close the ends.

  4. Put in the fridge for about half an hour. You don’t want to leave it for too long as it will firm up too much and you will have to let it come to room temperature again to be able to pipe it.

  5. Prepare a piping bag with the nozzle you want to use. Cut of one end of the cling film and place it in the piping bag.

  6. Pipe on frosting.

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20 Comments

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    Amylia - Cookameal

    July 27, 2017

    Ik ben helemaal gek op regenbogen én deze cupcakes lijken me dan ook geweldig!

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      Nicole

      July 27, 2017

      Dank je wel, Amylia!

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    Anne - Simple Thoughts

    July 27, 2017

    Oeeh, zo leuk! Handige manier om de gemengde kleuren crème erop te spuiten.

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      Nicole

      July 27, 2017

      Dank je! Ja, werkt prima op die manier. Je zou ook meerdere kleine zakjes per kleur kunnen doen en dan samen in één grote spuitzak doen. Geen dure spuitzakken met compartimenten nodig zo :D.

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    nicole orriens

    July 28, 2017

    Ze zijn werkelijk schitterend!

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      Nicole

      July 28, 2017

      Oh, dank je wel, Nicole!

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    Wat zijn ze leuk!! Deze moest ik dan ook even delen met iedereen dus ik heb je artikel gedeeld via facebook, twitter en pinterest.

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      Nicole

      July 29, 2017

      Oh, leuk Linda! Zag de meldingen net allemaal binnenkomen, lief om te delen, dank je wel! xx

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    Yolanda

    July 29, 2017

    Wat fijn dat je precies uitlegt hoe je deze cupcakes maakt. Super mooi gedaan.

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      Nicole

      July 30, 2017

      Dank je wel! 🙂

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    ElsaR

    July 30, 2017

    Ohh dit klinkt echt heerlijk!

    • Reply

      Nicole

      July 30, 2017

      Dank je, Elsa! 🙂

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    Irene

    July 31, 2017

    Ik vind dit een hele leuke invulling op het thema regenbogen. Ik vind die spuitzakken met al die kleurtjes zo bijzonder om te zien.

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      Nicole

      July 31, 2017

      Dank je! Ziet er vrolijk uit zo, hè 🙂

  • Reply

    Roelina

    August 3, 2017

    Wat zijn ze mooi (en ze lijken me heerlijk). Fijn dat je zo specifiek uitlegt hoe ze te maken zijn.

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      Nicole

      August 4, 2017

      Dank je wel!

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    Els

    August 5, 2017

    Super leuk! Ik had ze helemaal nog niet gezien.

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      Nicole

      August 5, 2017

      Dank je 🙂

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    Sophie

    August 5, 2017

    Wat een mooie cupcakes! Heel gaaf dat regenboog-effect! Ik had het wel eens eerder voorbij zien komen dat je op die manier makkelijk de kleuren samen kunt voegen in 1 spuitzak, maar had geen idee of het ook echt zou werken. Ik ga je botercreme-recept zeker proberen binnenkort!

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      Nicole

      August 5, 2017

      Dank je wel, Sophie! Werkt echt prima met die kleurtjes.

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