Saturday, May 11, 2013

Rainbow Cupcakes for Mothers' Day

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 A tribute and memory to our beloved mom.
With love, from your daughters.

These pretty rainbow cupcakes, are very moist with soft, tender texture. Yummy! Perfect for any occasion!

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers! Wish you a lovely day with your family!

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Somewhere Over The Rainbow Cupcakes
(adapted from : The Big Book of Cupcakes, Betty Crocker)
Cupcakes : makes 12
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar (I use 2/3 cup)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon coconut extract (did not use this)
3/4 cup canned coconut milk (not cream of coconut)
yellow, green, red and blue liquid food colour

Frosting :
1-1/2 cups unsalted butter or margarine, softened (I use 3/4 cup)
6 cups powdered sugar (I use 1-1/2 cups)
dash salt (omit this as butter is salted)
5 tablespoons milk (1 tbsp)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon coconut extract (omit this)
multicoloured candy sprinkles, if desired

  1. Heat oven to 350F. Place paper baking cup in each of 12 regular-sized muffin cups.
  2. In small bowl, mix flour and baking powder; set aside. In medium bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter and the granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after addition. Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 teaspoon coconut extract. On low speed, alternately add flour mixture, half at a time, and coconut milk, half at a time, beating just until blended.
  3. Measure about 3/4 cup batter into each of 5 small bowls. For yellow, stir about 6 drops of yellow food colour into batter in first bowl. Tint second bowl green, with 6 drops of green food colour ; third bowl red, with about 8 drops red food colour ; fourth bowl blue, with about 10 drops blue food colour ; and fifth bowl purple, with about 8 drops red food colour and 3 drops blue food colour.
  4. Spoon scant tablespoon of yellow batter into each cup, smooth to edge of baking cup with back of spoon. Repeat with green, red, blue and purple batters. (fill cups to 3/4 full)
  5. Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre of cupcakes comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack to cool.
  6. In large bowl, beat 1-1/2 cups butter, the powdered sugar and salt with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in 4 tablespoons of the milk, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract. Add remaining milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until frosting is smooth and spreadable. Beat until fluffy.
  7. Pipe or frost about 1/4 cup frosting onto each cupcake. Sprinkle with multicoloured sprinkles.

kitchen flavours notes :
I've made the full recipe and yields me only 9-1/2 cupcakes. Any changes I've made are listed in blue.


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  1. WOW ....muffins look so yummy and spongy :)
    Thanks for sharing the recipe !!

  2. Joyce, Happy Mother's Day! Looking at these rainbow cupcakes just make me feel so happy!

  3. Such scrumptious cupcakes! Perfect for any celebration!

  4. Love the pretty colours of this cupcake. Happy Mother's Day :)

  5. Lovely cupcakes!!!! Happy Mother's day, Joyce!!!!

  6. Eileen, Hundred Eighty DegreesSunday, May 12, 2013

    Lovely cakes! Happy Mother's Day!

  7. This is a beautiful cake for a beautiful memory, Joyce.
    For us, in France, mother's day is may 23th.
    Happy mother's day for everyone.

  8. Happy Moms days and these cupcakes look beautiful!

  9. Very beautiful rainbow cupcakes, perfect for the celebration.
    Happy Mother's Day to you, Joyce.

  10. Se ve muy tentador,sabroso y lindo Feliz día de la Madre,abrazos y abrazos.

  11. Joyce, I love your pretty colorful cupcakes! Happy Mother's Day!

  12. Lovely and colourful cakes, Happy Mother's Day!

  13. wow, that's beautiful ..i also thought you hv rainbow cupcake liners too! happy mother's day , today you shld be the boss, dont cook!

  14. Joyce , those are fantastic-looking cupcakes ! Love those beautiful layers :)

    Happy Mother's Day , you AWESOME Mom !

  15. Colours of the rainbow, your cupcakes are really pretty Joyce!

    And a very Happy Mother's Day to you.

  16. Joyce these are some great looking cupcakes with a great name! A yummy treat for Mother's Day, for sure! Have a great day! Hugs

  17. very tempting cupcakes, first time here, appreciate if you stop by at my space some time.

  18. Love the layering colours of your cupcakes. Even better with the frosting ^^

  19. Those layers of colours are nicely spread. Thumbs up to you Joyce.

  20. These are beautiful cupcakes! Happy Mother's Day! Mom is smilling.....i know she is......i am too! Love you lots....

  21. such a pretty cupcakes, perfect for important celebration!

  22. Hi Joyce,

    Your rainbow cupcakes look very cheerful! You must be very patient creating their perfect layers.