Rainbow Vanilla Cupcakes

by Mar 3, 20140 comments

Rainbow Vanilla Cupcakes

Vanilla cupcakes are like a  blank canvas.  There are so many options you can use to decorate them, let your imagination run wild. They make a great base recipe for many other types of cupcakes.

I will share with you my favourites throughout this blog and some of the ways I have decorated them .  You can decorate them as elaborately or as simple as you want depending on the occasion.  Sometimes, a dusting of icing sugar is all they need.

In this recipe I will show you how to make rainbow vanilla cupcakes.

Rainbow Vanilla Cupcakes Ingredients

  • 113 grams (1/2 cup) vegetable oil
  • 133 grams (2/3 cup) white caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 192 grams (1 1/2 cups) all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 45 grams polka dot sprinkles.
  • 60 ml sour cream or plain yoghurt


  • Preheat oven to 175°Celsius (350°Fahrenheit)
  • Line your cupcake tray with paper cupcake liners
  • Whisk all your wet ingredients, apart from sour cream, together in one bowl
  • Add all the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and whisk until smooth

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  • Finally stir in the yoghurt and polka dot sprinkles

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  • Divide the mixture as equally as you can between the 12 cupcake cases

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  • Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until slightly golden brown on top (test with a cake tester and if it comes out clean they are ready)

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There are so many way to decorate these little cakes so I will dedicate a few pages to the types of icing you can use and decorations you can make .

Click here for the best butter icing ever

Rainbow cupcakes

Click here for the best cream cheese icing


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