Updated: Jan 16, 2019

Cupcakes are literally the best thing, after dogs, obviously. Rainbow cupcakes take cupcakes to a whole new level. I follow quite a few cupcake Instagram accounts in New York and Rainbow cupcakes are the best of the best in the cupcake world it seems right now. In this post I’ve listed my recipe on how you can make rainbow cupcakes in 30 minutes 🙂 Don’t forget to send me your photos and tag me on Instagram, I’d love to see them! I’ve also included dairy-free options as I’m allergic to cows milk so most of my recipes are dairy-free!


  • 1/2 cup (125g) caster sugar

  • 125g unsalted butter – dairy-free: Nutalex

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup (125g) self-raising flour

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

  • 3 tablespoons milk- dairy-free: Soy milk, Almond milk or Coconut milk

  • 4 bottles food colouring, red, blue, yellow, green


Preheat oven to 200 degrees c. Lay out a 12 hole cupcake tray with cupcake casesCream the sugar and butter (or Nutalex) until pale and fluffyBeat the eggs in one at a time adding a little flour in each time until the ingredients are mixedAdd the vanilla essence and cake mix all together. Add 1 tablespoon of milk at a time mixing after each oneDivide the mixture into 6 bowls:

  • In Bowl 1 – Add half a cap of red colouring

  • In Bowl 2 – Add half a cap of red and half a cap of yellow

  • In Bowl 3 – Add half a cap of yellow

  • In Bowl 4 – Add half a cap of green

  • In Bowl 5 – Add half a cap of blue

  • In Bowl 6 – Add half a cap of blue and half a cap of red

Mix colouring into each mixture after addingDivide the purple mixture between the 12 cases. Repeat with the other mixtures in this order: Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, RedBake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes

Lots of love,

Yasmin xo

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