Rainbow Cupcakes
Recipe from Taste of the South
SERVINGS
24
YIELD
24 cupcakes
PREP TIME
25 mins
TOTAL TIME
1 hr 10 mins

Rainbow Cupcakes

Recipe from Taste of the South
Recipe from Taste of the South
Rainbow Cupcakes
SERVINGS
24
YIELD
24 cupcakes
PREP TIME
25 mins
TOTAL TIME
1 hr 10 mins
Ingredients
  • 1  18 1/4 ounce box white cake mix
  • 1 1/4  cups water
  • 1/3  cup vegetable oil
  • 2   teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1  3 3/4 ounce bottle colored sprinkles
  • 1   Dreamy Orange Frosting (Recipe follows.)
  •  Garnish: colored sprinkles
Dreamy Orange Frosting
  • 1  8  ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 5   cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1   tablespoon fresh orange zest
  • 2   tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 2   teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1   teaspoon orange extract

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Directions
1. 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 (12-cup) muffin pans with paper liners; set aside.
2. 
In a large bowl, combine cake mix, water, and oil. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer for 1 minute. Add vanilla and sprinkles and beat for an additional 30 seconds. Fill each prepared muffin cup two-thirds full.
3. 
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool completely before frosting, approximately 20 minutes.
4. 
Place Dreamy Orange Frosting in a pastry bag fitted with a star tip. Pipe onto cupcakes. Garnish with colored sprinkles, if desired.
Dreamy Orange Frosting
1. 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 (12-cup) muffin pans with paper liners; set aside.
2. 
In a large bowl, combine cake mix, water, and oil. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer for 1 minute. Add vanilla and sprinkles and beat for an additional 30 seconds. Fill each prepared muffin cup two-thirds full.
3. 
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool completely before frosting, approximately 20 minutes.
4. 
Place Dreamy Orange Frosting in a pastry bag fitted with a star tip. Pipe onto cupcakes. Garnish with colored sprinkles, if desired.
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