You may not be able to give your kids a pot of gold for St. Patty’s day, but you can give them a rainbow! These colorful rainbow cupcakes are the perfect treat for St. Patrick’s Day! Top each cupcake with a chocolate gold coin for extra glee! Print this coupon to save on cake mix $0.75/1 – Duncan Hines Decadent Cake Mix – (


1 white cake mix – $0.98
16 cupcake liners – $0.45
Food coloring (red, blue, green, yellow) – $2.12


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make cake batter according to package directions, then divide evenly into six bowls (about 1 cup of batter per bowl).

2. Dye each bowl of batter a different color:

red – 18 drops
blue – 12 drops
purple – 9 red drops, 6 blue drops
yellow – 12 drops
orange – 12 yellow drops, 4 red drops
green – 12 drops

3. Starting with the purple batter, spread about 1 tablespoon onto the bottom of each cupcake liner—using the back of a spoon to spread evenly. Repeat this step with the blue, green, yellow, orange and red batter. Layer colors evenly, using a spoon to cover the color underneath completely.

4. Bake cupcakes according to cake mix directions. Cool completely before frosting (optional). Before serving, remove cupcake liner so rainbow is visible.

Yields:  16 cupcakes

Total Cost: $3.55


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