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Lucky Rainbow Cupcakes

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Lucky Rainbow Cupcake-

Saint Patrick's Day is just around the corner. Time to bring a little luck to your kitchen with these Lucky Rainbow Cupcakes! St. Patty's Day is a fun day to celebrate with little treats. These cupcakes are a fun twist on the every day box cake mix and tub frosting. 

Gel food coloring gives the cake batter the vibrant colors. You can usually find gel food coloring in the baking section or cake supplies area in your grocery store. My favorite color on these cupcakes is the green frosting.  Let the kids top the frosting with their favorite rainbow sprinkles. They will go crazy over these cupcakes and feel very lucky to be able to eat them!

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  • 1 box White Cake Mix
  • Ingredients called for cake mix (eggs, water, oil)
  • Gel food coloring (red, yellow, blue, purple, green)
  • Rainbow Sprinkles
  • Cupcake liners


  1. Make cake mix according to package.
  2. Divide cake batter into four equal parts
  3. Color each batter individually. Scoop into piping or zip plastic bags.
  4. Layer batter in cupcake liners. (be careful not to fill more than 3/4 of the way)
  5. Bake 18-21 minutes
  6. Whip green food coloring into frosting with a hand held mixer.
  7. Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes. 
  8. Top with sprinkles.

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What's your favorite St. Patrick's Day treat? 

Heather Delaney Reese is a Lifestyle and Family Travel Writer currently on the road with her family 150 days a year, sharing exceptional family memory making moments and life's everyday fun times. She is a big proponent of encouraging others to join her journey and become a professional blogger so that they too can make money at home and spend more time with their families.


  1. Rainbows of any kind totally make my day brighter, but these would definitely make it sweeter as well. I don’t know who would have more fun baking these, me or the kids.

  2. Who wouldn’t love rainbow cupcakes! This is a sure hit with the kids and it’s perfect for birthday parties too! Thanks for the awesome idea!

  3. These cupcakes are so cute and easy to make. I will have to try this with my kids this weekend. They look so delicious.

  4. These rainbow cupcakes look like a fun way to brighten up a cold, dreary winter day around here! Maybe I will make them with my kiddos so we can have some fun in the kitchen!

  5. Wow these look amazing! My son saw them and without hesitation asked if we could make these. We are going to have to try! Yum.

  6. My goodness, this is adorable. With Saint Patrick’s Day around the corner, I am sure this is such a wonderful recipe to try out which looks so delicious. The highlight is those beautiful colorful combination & those rainbow Sprinkles toppings making it the best cupcakes that my kids would love so much.

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