Thursday, November 10, 2011

Rainbow Cupcakes

Colours definitely appeal to the sight and taste. Well they do not need liners and frosting as well. :) I make these claims on the basis of the sweet multicoloured cupcakes that I had tried from Baking Bites. The batter is simple to make and then is divided to different bowls to be added to different colours and then baked. Result- moist and sweet cupcakes.

All Purpose Flour: 1 cup
Baking Powder: 1-1.5 tsp
Salt: 1/4 tsp

Sugar: 1/2 cup
Oil/Melted Butter: 1/2 cup
Egg/ Ener G Egg: 2 / 1 tbsp of Ener G whipped with 4 tbsp of water/milk/soymilk
ButterMilk: 1/2 cup
Vanilla Extract: 1 tsp

Red, Blue yellow Green Colourings : few drops

Mix together the dry items of flour salt and baking powder in a medium bowl. The original recipe has 1.5 tsp of baking powder but I would suggest a little less as I felt there was a slight sharp taste afterwards. 

In a big bowl, whisk together the sugar,oil,eggs,buttermilk and vanilla. Add in the dry mix and stir until just combined. Divide the batter into 3-4 bowls preferably evenly about 5 tbsp each. Mix in few drops of preferred colour into each bowl and whisk well.

Starting with one colour, add 1-2 spoonful to greased or lined muffin cups. Repeat with other colours, adding a spoonful on top of the previous colour and do so until 3 quarters of the cup is filled.We can see the layers spread on their own. 

Bake in a preheated oven at 350F for about 15 -20 minutes or until the tester cmes out clean.Start checking from the 15th minute onwards.

Take out and cool in the wire racks and serve optionally frosted. I did not go for frosting though the original recipe had buttercream frosting.

I would not say that my cupcakes look very perfect as seen in the original. I went for blue green yellow and red and blue and green sort of mixed up I felt. Also I felt a sharp cutting taste which I presume is due to the presence of baking powder. So reduce the baking powder to 1 tsp. Do make and taste them. They simply colour up tea time.


Simplyfood said...

Very colourful and cute.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Cute cupcakes....

Tina said...

Cute and lovely cupcakes...

anudivya said...

These are too cute!

Priya Suresh said...

For me,urs looks absolutely prefect and colourful, loving it..

Cham said...

This one would be fun to do with my kid i guess! They came out perfect!

Indian Khana said...

Looks so cute

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

What a color man!!!1 they look amazing!!!

DV said...

These are very pretty!!! AT first I though it looked like a watermelon (before looking at the cross section with more colors!) and quickly looked up the title if u called them as watermelon cupcakes! :)

Julie said...

very cute cupcakes..

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