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Tie-Dyed Cupcakes

Take a trip back to the sixties with these sweetly psychedelic cupcakes. Each is a simple white cake, but tinting the batter all the colors of the rainbow makes them funky and fun!— Gwyndolyn Wilkerson, Kyle, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) lemon-lime soda
  • Neon food coloring
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • Colored sprinkles

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine cake mix and soda. Beat on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium 1 minute. Divide batter among five bowls. Add a few drops of food coloring to each bowl; stir just until combined.
  • Drop a spoonful of one color of batter into each of 18 paper-lined muffin cups. Layer with remaining colored batter until muffin cups are two-thirds full.
  • Bake 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Frost tops and decorate with sprinkles.
Editor's Note: In this recipe, lemon-lime soda is used in place of the water, egg whites and oil typically used when preparing white cake mix. One-and-a-half cups (12 ounces) diet lemon-lime soda can be used instead of regular soda for a lower-sugar option.
Nutrition Facts
1 cupcake: 235 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 258mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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