Monday, March 28, 2011

Colorburst Cupcakes

I've been wanting to try out this recipe from Our Best Bites for AGES, but only just got around to it! I wanted to make a celebratory treat for the Madrigal group I'm in, because we went to Region Festival and scored all superior ratings. Just a little background for you!

The recipe is simple enough, but it took me about an hour and half to do thirty six (with two boxes of cake mix) because of all the work that goes into making sure each layer is separate and such. Anyway, the recipe is on Our Best Bites, but I'll put it here for your convenience as well.

Colorburst Cupcakes  by Our Best Bites
1 white cake mix
2 eggs
1 C yogurt (any smooth textured fruit flavor is fine!) or sour cream
1/2 C milk
1/3 C vegetable oil

Combine all ingredients until incorporated (about 30 seconds). Scrape sides of bowl and then beat on med-high speed for 2 minutes. Divide batter according to how many colors you are using. I used 5 colors and it worked out to a little over 1 cup for each color, but each cake brand will be slightly different. Use food coloring to color batter to desired intensity. To get a layered stripe like I used, you’ll want to put a spoonful of each color in the cupcake one at a time. The batter is thick, so it won’t spread on it’s own. A great tip is to set out a little bowl of water where you’re working. Dip your finger in the water and then gently spread the batter out. The water will make it so the batter doesn’t stick to your fingers.
Another tip is to use a measuring spoon and some water to measure out how many teaspoons/tablespoons are going to fit in your cupcake. Then divide that by how many colors you have so you know how much of each color to use for each cupcake. For my 5 colors, it worked out perfectly with 2 t of each color in each cupcake. So I put in 2 t of blue in the bottom of each cupcake and spread it out with my finger. Then I put in 2 t of green on top of that, then yellow, etc.
Bake them according to the package directions, until a toothpick comes out dry.


Team Mama on March 30, 2011 at 9:09 PM said...

A lot of work for you but very yummy!


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