This recipe is for tie-dyed cupcakes and it is so easy to make that it makes me question why I ever make plain white cupcakes. I mean, unless it’s a wedding, there’s no reason to settle for plain ones. Kids love this recipe because there are so many colors. You can use as many colors as you want. Actually, the more the merrier. Kids also love that this is something they can help with.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Set your cupcake papers in the cupcake tin. Using the minis would be ok, but we prefer the big ones because you can see the colors better.
- Mix your favorite brand of white cake mix, 1 1/4 cup of water, 1/3 cup of oil, and 4 egg whites (if you use the yolks, the colors will be different)
- In small bowls, separate the batter. You can have as many bowls you like – one for each color.
- Add food coloring to the bowls and mix until the desired color is reached.
- Have kids help by putting approximately one teaspoon of each color into the papers; until the cup is about 1/2 to 2/3 full.
- Layer the colors randomly throughout and change the color sequence as often as you (or they) want.
- Let the kids take a toothpick and gently swirl the colors together. Be careful not to mix as this will just blend the colors versus making the tie-dye effect.
- Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Allow to cool completely before frosting. A good frosting for this recipe is just plain white frosting since there are already a lot of colors going on. Maybe mix in a few sprinkles if your kids like a lot of color.
Have the kids help a lot with this one. It’s fun and easy! Remember to keep them safe around the oven so that no one gets burned but mixing and preparing this recipe is super fun for the little ones.