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Rainbow Tie Dye Skittles Cupcakes

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We are a pretty big sports family and as you probably know, March is college basketball championship time. We think of big games almost like mini-holidays that we use as a fun excuse to eat food that we wouldn’t normally eat. For a fun tournament dessert, I wanted to make basketball sweeter with Skittles cupcakes, because why not?

This is a light, fluffy yellow cake with Skittles powder swirled in to give just a hint of that fruity flavor along with an orange buttercream frosting.

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Rainbow Tie Dye Skittles Cupcakes

Cupcakes: Rainbow Skittles cupcake recipe

First things first. Assemble the ingredients: cake flour, granulated sugar, 4 eggs, a stick of butter, shortening, baking powder, salt, vanilla extract, and, of course, Skittles. {the recipe is below} 

In a food processor grind about two tablespoons of each color of Skittles separately and set them aside.

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Cream together the butter, shortening, and sugar until fluffy then add the eggs one at a time until combined. In one bowl add the buttermilk, milk, and vanilla and in another bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the milk and flour mixtures alternately until combined. 

Line a cupcake tin with paper liners and fill them about 3/4 of the way with the cake batter. I use a 1/4 cup measuring scoop which is just about perfect.

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Skittles Rainbow Tie Dye Cupcakes Recipe @Samsclub #ad #SkittlesTourney

Now it’s time for the fun part. Sprinkle a little of each color of the Skittles powder on top of the batter then swirl them together in the batter with a toothpick. You don’t have to be neat with it because the colors will stay separate instead of turning into one weird color. 

Once all of your cupcakes are swirled bake them in a 350 degree (F) oven for about 17-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Now it’s time to frost these babies.

Orange Buttercream Frosting

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This frosting is a classic buttercream frosting with a hint of orange. Cream together butter, salt, and powdered sugar then add the milk and orange extract. If you prefer a more classic buttercream then replace the orange extract with vanilla. Color with yellow food coloring if desired.

Cupcakes: Rainbow Skittles cupcake recipe

Skittles Rainbow Tie Dye Cupcakes Recipe @Samsclub #ad #SkittlesTourney

Cupcakes: Rainbow Skittles cupcake recipe

To keep up with the basketball theme, I frosted the cupcakes and put some of the orange Skittles to the top and made them into little basketballs with some black gel frosting. These cupcakes were a huge hit!

Be sure to visit Skittles on Facebook for more fun ideas to celebrate the sweeter side of basketball.

Do you do anything special for big games in your family? I would love to hear about your favorite game time treats and snacks.

Skittles Rainbow Tie Dye Cupcakes

Skittles Rainbow Tie Dye Cupcakes

A light, fluffy yellow cake with powdered Skittles swirls and orange buttercream frosting.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 48 minutes

Ingredients

Skittles Tie Dye Cupcakes

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups cake flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cups milk
  • Skittles candies

Orange Buttercream Frosting

  • 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 1 ⁄2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons orange extract
  • 1 ⁄8 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cupcake tin with paper liners.
  2. Cream together butter, shortening, and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt and in another bowl combine the milk, buttermilk, and vanilla. Add milks and flour mixture alternately to creamed mixture alternately. Pour batter into prepared cupcake tin.
  4. Grind each color of Skittles in a food processor to make a powder. Sprinkle each color on top of your cupcake batter and swirl with a toothpick.
  5. Bake for 17-18 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool.

Frosting

  1. In a bowl combine butter, sugar and salt. Beat till blended.
  2. Add the milk and orange extract and beat until smooth and creamy.

Notes


Adapted from food.com

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Carolyn West March 9, 2015 - 11:07 am

Oh wow… I so want to try one right now. I bet they taste incredible. #client

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Sarah Elyce May 22, 2015 - 11:43 am

These are very cute! Creative idea 🙂

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