Castella Imports

Rainbow Vanilla Cupcakes

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
2 tsp. Regal Vanilla Extract
½ cup whole milk
½ cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs (room temperature)
Regal Blue Food Color
Regal Green Food Color
Regal Yellow Food Color
Regal Red Food Color

Method

  1. Adjust rack to lower third of the oven. Preheat oven to 375°F. Place paper cupcake liners in 12-cup muffin pan.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder and salt onto a piece of wax paper. (DRY INGREDIENTS)
  3. Mix milk and vanilla extract in a small bowl.(LIQUID INGREDIENTS)
  4. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter until smooth (about 30 seconds). Add sugar in a slow, steady stream, beating until light and fluffy (about 3-4 minutes). Add eggs, mixing until the batter is light and creamy.
  5. Add the dry ingredients alternating with the liquid ingredients in 4 additions, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.
  6. Divide the batter evenly into 4 small bowls. Add different food color into each bowl of batter until you reach a desired color.
  7. Spoon batter into cupcake pan layering colors as you wish until each is about three-quarters full.
  8. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until top of cupcakes spring back when lightly touched and a toothpick can be inserted into the cupcakes and come out free of uncooked batter.
  9. Let cupcakes cool for 5-10 minutes and enjoy!