December 05, 2016

Bake a Rainbow Cupcake

Our Day 4 Advent Calendar Activity yesterday was “Bake a Cupcake”. Since last year, my son wanted to bake a Rainbow Cupcake but it took me a long time to fulfill his wish. If you remember my post last year, we tried to bake a rainbow cupcake but I only had two food coloring at home so we ended up baking a Christmas Cupcake

Read: Bake a Christmas Cupcake

So every time I go to supermarket, I always check the food coloring and I was able to buy 3 primary colors which is red, blue and yellow. But the problem is, I can’t find the white cake mix. Good thing, I saw the Pillsbury White Cake Mix two months ago at S&R so I bought 3 boxes na because bihira ko siya makita. The cake mix is more or less P80. 

I did not bake this immediately because I will include this in our Advent Calendar Activity. To make the long story short, we baked Rainbow Cupcake yesterday. 

Since I’m using a ready cake mix, all I need to do is add 3 eggs, 1/2 cup oil and 1 cup water then mix everything. I divide the batter in 6 bowls then put food coloring. 

I have the primary colors, so I just mix two colors to produce secondary colors which is violet, green and orange. O di ba, instant art lesson pa. My son was really happy in mixing the batter. 

Then I put the batter in baking cup according to rainbow colors, red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet aka ROYGBV. Yes I know, kulang ng indigo. Hehehe! 

We baked it and we’re so happy with the result. Finally we did it. We’re so happy to see the layers of the color and I can definitely say that we will do this again. But next time, 1/2 full na lang yung batter para di lumagpas yung cupcake sa baking cup. 

Rainbow Cupcake Recipe 

1 box of Pillsbury White Premium Cake mix 
1/2 cup oil 
1 cup water 
3 eggs 
Food coloring 

1. Set oven to 350F. Coat bottom of pan with no-stick cooking spray or shortening and a flour dusting. For Bundt cake, coat an entire pan. For cupcakes, use paper baking cups. 
2. Beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs in bowl with mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes. 
3. Divide batter in separate bowls. Add food colors and mix. 
4. Pour batter into muffin pan. One color at a time.
5. Bake at 350F for 19 to 23 minutes. When a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, cake is done. 
6. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes before removing from pan. Cool cake completely before frosting.


  1. Ang cute naman ng activity n'yo sis! :) Baking has been one of the things I really wanted to try but I know I will need a lot of patience in doing it. Hanggang pancake pa lang ako ngayon (which is not even considered as baking, I think. Lol). The cupcakes you made looked moist on the inside. Nice work sis! :D

    1. You can start with ready mixes, pag sanay ka na try baking from scratch. But the truth is, I prefer using instant mixes because it is so easy to prepare, less hugasin pa. hehehe! Yes, the cupcakes are soft and moist.

  2. HA! Takes me back to my elementary days! Nag flashback sakin ung primary and secondary colors. And I'll never forget ROYGBIV, kaya when I saw na kulang ng I, naisip ko, baka mali ang ROYBIV na alam ko. haha. This is a fun activity. Hay naku, kailan kaya ako matututo magbake. lol. Sige lang, darating din ako dito. hehe.

  3. Wow, I love this! I love the rainbow cupcakes. Maganda to para sa kids, habang kumakain nag aaral din ng basic colors. Oh di ba, ang saya! This activity is great, family bonding din sa kitchen ang baking noh?

  4. They look so pretty! I always like looking at rainbow cakes, but rainbow cupcakes are like their cuter sibling. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Ang cute! Hanggang ngaun wala pa ding akong courage gumawa ng cupcake although ibang pastries medyo kaya ko naman.