Fun Rainbow Cupcakes

Rainbow Cupcakes

These Rainbow Cupcakes are made with a simple boxed white cake mix, colored, and layered to make a rainbow, with whipped cream cheese frosting on top!  


rainbow cupcake 1


Summer just screams bright colors! The other night, I met with the young women in my ward and we were working on personal progress.


The theme was tasting a rainbow of personal progress. Of course, that meant we had to have a rainbow treat! These cupcakes would be fun for any celebration and would bring a smile to the face of young and old alike.

Super moist and full of flavor, you can’t go wrong with this recipe!


Rainbow Cupcakes


1 white cake mix
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup flour

1 stick of butter, softened
1 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 to 4 cups powdered sugar


Rainbow Cupcakes


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place cupcake liners into the baking pan.
  • Combine all the ingredients, make sure it’s mixed well. Make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl and then beat for about 2 minutes.
  • Divide the batter into four bowls. Use food coloring to the color batter to the desired color.
  • To get a layered stripe, 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 its own. I used my finger to spread the batter. Make sure to do it gently.
  • Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the top of the cupcake bounces back by a soft touch.
  • Frosting: In a mixing bowl, combine butter, cream cheese, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  • Add powdered sugar, one cup at a time, to achieve the right consistency.



rainbow cupcake



18 thoughts on “Fun Rainbow Cupcakes”

  1. So festive! A great party food carry-in! Easy enough to make too. Thanks for the great recipe!

  2. I was so happy to wake up and see these cupcakes at my party! They are a big hit! Just love the colors and you did incredible job! Thanks for coming to my Fabulous Friday Party. Hugs Maria

  3. We love tie dye! And rainbow! And cupcakes! Great mix of all our favs. Thanks for sharing with us on Snickerdoodle Sunday! Can't wait to see what you have for us next week! – Kristina

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