{Rainbow Cupcakes}

These cupcakes were a lot of fun to make with my 2 little girls, they loved all the colors and then could not hardly wait to try them once they baked. We made them for St. Patrick’s Day this year. But really you could make them any time, especially in the spring 🙂
1 white cake mix
2 eggs
1 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
Combine all the ingredients until well incorporated. Scrape sides of the bowl then beat on med-high for about 2 minutes.
Divide the batter into 5 different bowls, and pour in a little over a cup of batter into each one. (I did blue, green, yellow, orange and red and skipped purple)
Use food coloring cart on the back of the box to color each bowl. I think I did about 24 drops of each color.
To layer the cupcakes, put about 2 tsp of each color in the cupcake tin one at a time. The batter is pretty thick so it won’t spread out on it’s own. Dip your finger in water and then gently spread each layer of color out so the batter doesn’t stick to your finger.
Bake them according to package directions, until a toothpick comes out dry. (mine took about 18 minutes)

3 Tbs flour
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup real butter, I used salted
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Whisk together the flour and milk. Heat in a small sauce pan on medium heat. Whisk continuously until it starts to thicken. Let it cook, while stirring, until you can start to see the bottom of the pan. Smash any flour lumps with a spoon to keep it smooth. Keep cooking until it resembles pudding ( it will be very thick)
Put the mixture in the fridge until it is completely cooled off. 
Beat the butter and sugar for a minute until it becomes fluffy. Use the whisk attachment if using a stand mixer. While beating add in the thickened milk mixture and the vanilla. Beat to combine and then scrape down the sides. It will look pretty goopy at first, but it will come together soon. Beat on med-high from around anywhere to 5-10 minutes. It will start looking very fluffy and light. If not just keep beating it will for sure come together. Make sure the sugar granules have completely dissolved. 
This is so yummy on top of all cupcakes but would also be a perfect filling for cupcakes or cakes. This recipe will frost 12 cupcakes. 
*Recipe Source: Our Best Bites

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