Delicious Rainbow Buttermilk Cupcake Recipe

Craving something sweet for St. Patty’s Day?  I know I am :)!  Today I’m sharing a simple yet delicious rainbow cupcake recipe I made just in time to share in the luck of the Irish!

rainbow buttermilk cupcakes

Note: For homemade cupcakes, follow the steps below. For partially homemade, replace steps 2 & 3 with pre-made cake box instructions.

Delicious Rainbow Buttermilk Cupcake Recipe
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Delicious rainbow buttermilk cupcakes for St. Patty's Day.
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line muffin pans with paper liners or butter.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar at medium speed with electric mixer until light and fluffy in a large mixing bowl. Add in eggs, one at a time.
  3. Sift the flour with the baking powder and baking soda. Add one quarter of the dry mixture to the butter-egg mixture and then add the vanilla and a third of the buttermilk. Repeat beginning and ending with the flour mixture and scraping well after each addition.
  4. Divide the batter into 5 bowls and use food coloring packets to tint the each new batter. To create a rainbow in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, use red, orange, yellow, green and blue.
  5. Then pour a small amount of each batter into the cupcake pans, starting with the red, then orange, yellow, green and blue. Let the batter spread out and settle by itself.
  6. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  7. Cool in pans of a rack for 5 minutes; Completely cool before frosting.

st patty's cupcakes

Enjoy the delicious and eye-catchy treats, sure to please anyone with a sweet tooth!

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  1. These are just adorable! I would for sure use a boxed cake, but I love the look of these. Thanks for linking up with the MaMade Blog Hop!

  2. These are so cute & I am sure a big hit with the kids
    I have pinned, dropping by from the Bloggers Brags Weekly Pinterest Party & following you on social media

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