Rainbow Cupcake Recipe

Prep Time: 20
Cook Time: 18
Ready in: 38

It’s easy to make these multi-coloured cupcakes – a real sweet treat for a special occasion! Our rainbow cupcake recipe combines vanilla-flavoured sponge with a smooth, sweet topping that’s ideal for decorating just how you want. 

They’ll be a sure hit with young and old alike, and best of all, they’re easy to make as well. Delicious!


    • For the cupcakes
    • 125g plain flour
    • 250g Carnation Squeezy Condensed Milk
    • 1 large egg
    • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
    • 85g buttery spread
    • 1½ tsp. baking powder
    • Red, yellow, blue, green food colouring
    • For the icing
    • 150g buttery spread
    • 300g icing sugar
    • 45ml milk
    • 5ml vanilla essence
    • Coloured sugar sprinkles or decorations
  • You will also need...

  • Coloured cupcake cases and 12 hole muffin tin
  • Method

    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, (160°C for fan ovens), Gas Mark 4

    2. For the cupcakes: Put the cupcake ingredients in a bowl and beat with an electric hand mixer, until light and creamy. Split the mixture into 5 small bowls and colour each individually (red, yellow, blue, green and natural)

    3. Put the cupcake cases into the tin. Add a teaspoon of each coloured mixture to each case, starting with natural then red, yellow, green and blue. Add each colour to the middle of the last so that they make rings of colour like a rainbow

    4. Bake for about 15-18 minutes until the rainbow cupcakes are springy. Cool slightly then lift out onto a cooling rack

    5. For the icing: beat the buttery spread, icing sugar and vanilla with an electric beater until light and creamy. Add the milk a little at a time until smooth. Spread over the cool cupcakes and sprinkle with coloured decorations