Monday, February 10, 2014

Colourful cupcakes

Ever since I first saw a rainbow cake, it has fascinated me. I love not only the vivid array of bright colours in the cake, but also the name itself. I recently tried making these at home with the few colours I had on hand and in cupcake form.
What you need: (Recipe source :Seduce your tastebuds)
All purpose flour - 1.5 cups
Sugar - 1 cup
Thick curd - 1 cup
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Vanilla essence - 2 tsp
 Oil - 1/2 cup
Food colour - a few drops of each colour you wish to use

In a bowl, whisk the curd and sugar together until the sugar dissolves. Add the baking powder and baking soda to this. When the mixture starts to bubble, add oil and vanilla essence. Mix well. Stir in the flour little by little, mixing well after each addition.
Divide into as many parts as the colours you intend to use. I used pink, green and then a mixture of red and green together which gave me a dark olive-green-ish colour. I also kept one part of the batter plain. Mix the colour into the batter until well mixed.
Line your muffin pan with cupcake liners. Pour half a spoon of each coloured batter into the liners, one on top of the other. Don't worry about spreading the batter evenly. It will settle into beautiful coloured patterns by itself.

Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees celsius for 12-15 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the cupcake comes out clean.
This is my post for the Blogging Marathon under the theme Kids' Delight - Oven baked snacks.
Enjoy plain or with some whipped cream piped on top of it.

This post goes to PJ who is hosting Valli's Kid's Delight themed on Baked Treats.
Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 37


Manjula Bharath said...

wow wow thats an very attractive and colorful cupcake :) looks fantastic dear !!

Vimitha Anand said...

Looks so colorful indeed

The Pumpkin Farm said...

very tempting colors , works for kids

Srivalli said...

I am sure your lil one loved this! colourful and snack box friendly!

sra said...

Those are really bright! I was expecting to see rainbow layers!

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Wow!!!super tempting and colorful looking cupcakes,feel like grabbing it..

Archana Vivek said... colorful. Looks super soft and nice.

Padmajha PJ said...

Really colorful and Thanks for trying out from my blog :)

Kalpana Sareesh said...

wow tis s super cute one..

Varadas Kitchen said...

A true kids delight! Very colorful

Usha Rao said...

Colorful cupcakes indeed!

Pavani N said...

Wow, such a colorful treat, I'm sure kids will love these.

Chef Mireille said...

these are so pretty

Archana Potdar said...

Wow these look so yum. I need to make these too.

Harini-Jaya R said...

These cupcakes are so true to their name :)Lovely!