Rainbow Cupcakes

I saw this recipe demonstrated on Studio 5 (our local morning show) and thought it was worth reposting.  I got the recipe from Mindika Moments, but it seems that she originally got it from Our Best Bites.

8 ounces cream cheese (about 1 cup), softened
2 egg whites
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 box white cake mix
1 cup water
1 t. vanilla

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two 12 count muffin tins with paper liners.
2. In a large bowl combine the cream cheese, egg whites and vegetable oil. Using a hand mixer, beat the ingredients until combined and creamy.
3. Add the cake mix, water and vanilla and mix until smooth, about 3 minutes.
4. Fill the muffin cups to just below the rim and bake until puffed and golden, about 18 to 20 minutes.
5. Remove from the oven, let cool slightly in the tin then transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack.
6. When cook, frost with vanilla butter cream frosting (recipe below) or your favorite frosting.

(Mindika Moments Original)

1 C. butter softened (2 sticks)
2 lb. powdered sugar
1/4 + C. milk
1-2 t. vanilla

1. In a mixing bowl combine the butter, vanilla and powdered sugar. Mix, starting slow, until somewhat combined.
2. Start by adding 1/4 C. milk and mix. Slowly add more milk, one or two tablespoons at a time, until the frosting reaches your desired consistency*.

*For cupcakes and cake you want the frosting to be a little thicker, so it holds it's shape. If you are using the frosting cookies, Cinnamon rolls etc...you may want the frosting a little thinner. 
If you want to see this recipe demonstrated, click here to see the video.  She will show you how to do the different colors, which is the most important part of the recipe!  She also added some extra tips and tricks that she didn't have time to talk about on the show.  I am super excited to try this recipe out!  I am thinking I will make some Easter cupcakes to share with our family.


Erica said...

oooh... YUM. Cake. Yum.

Thank you!

Cami said...

Hey! We are making these for our first cupcake night at YW next week. I have been looking for a reason to make them. I will let you know how it goes!