Tie-Dyed Cupcakes Recipe
- 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
- 1. 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.
- 2. 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.
- 3. 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.
- 4. Frost tops and decorate with sprinkles. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
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.
1 cupcake: 235 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 258mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
Reviews for Tie-Dyed Cupcakes
"These are so simple and easy to make. They are always a hit with my boys classmates! I've done them with bright colors, pastels, and camo colors!"
"Very fluffy and very tasty! Everybody loved the funky look. Will be making these again."
"Wow!!! I tried them just as written and they are very sweet (of course, I did taste them at midnight-lol). They are very pretty and I know the kids will enjoy them for sure. I had a lot of fun making these, also."
"I just made these and they are very good. I was worried too about not adding eggs but followed the recipe and used only the soda. Not to worry, they came out just fine. These are so cute and fun to make (and taste great too!). Thanks for sharing such a unique and fun recipe!"
"These are the most moist cupcakes I have ever had! Everyone loved them!"
"I have not made this yet because I have a question (hopefully not a stupid one ;) So do I add the water, oil and eggs as stated on the cake mix box along with the lemon-lime soda? The directions are not real clear to me. Seems like that would make it kinda runny? But to not add the eggs/oil does not make sense either? Help!"