Rainbow Irish cupcakes


This was a lot of fun to make with the kids – and super easy and great for St. Patrick’s day, which is our favorite holiday not because we are irish and Scottish but also because McKenzey birthday is a couple of days before St. Patrick Day.


  • White cake mix
  • Food coloring (red, blue, green, and yellow)
  • Baking cups
  • frosting – any flavor or color
  • sprinkles (just because its fun)


  1. Prepare your favorite cake mix

Divide the batter evenly among six bowls

Then follow the chart below, dye each bowl of batter a rainbow color

  • Purple: 9 red drops and 6 blue
  • Blue: 12 drops
  • Green: 12 drops
  • Yellow: 12 drops
  • Orange: 12 yellow and 4 red
  • Red: 20 drops

Line 12-18 muffin pans with baking cups

Evenly distribute the purple batter among all the cups, as you go gently spread each layer over the next – this is fun for the kids because you can use your fingers ( and of course lick it off the excess cake mix – yum)

Then Blue




and finally red

Bake the cups according to the recipe on the box. Then frost the cupcakes and either take the wrapper off before you serve or cut into it to show off all the color. We used chocolate frosting and dipped in green and colorful sprinkles… enjoy 🙂

About Chrissie

Follow our crazy journey across America as we visit roadside oddities, historical land marks and beautiful landscapes. I have ton of ideas and review educational products that will help you get the most on your home school adventure. We are an Unschool family that believes the world is our classroom and is teaching our children to self direct their education to a better future.

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