Polka Dot Cupcakes

I wanted to make a special treat for my son’s Destination Imagination team for the day of competition. Their challenge was centered around the colors of the rainbow. My little mama heart was ready to burst watching them perform their skit they came up with all by themselves.


I almost made rainbow cupcakes. Then I almost made a rainbow cake. But in the end, I gave polka dot cupcakes a shot. They were a big hit!

So, here is my version of how to make polka dot cupcakes.

1. Prepare one white cake mix as directed (I’m lazy, though, and used 2 eggs instead of 3 egg whites).

2. Separate into bowls and color with food coloring (I made 8 colors: red, orange, yellow, lime green, grass green, blue, purple, pink). Please note: one cake mix made 4 dozen mini cupcakes so I ended up with 6 mini cupcakes in each of the 8 colors.

3. Bake as mini cupcakes.

4. Pop those out of the pan and put one in each cupcake tin.

5. Prepare another white cake mix and spoon the batter on top of the colored mini cupcakes. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until the top is springy (toothpick test won’t work here since the mini cupcake is already baked).

6. Frost. Sprinkle. Enjoy!

The kids got a kick out of guessing which color was in each cupcake. We all love surprises, right? I’m sure I will make these again.


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