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Rainbow Sherbet Cupcakes

Rainbow Sherbet Cupcakes not only look like rainbow sherbet but they also taste just like it.  They are fruity, colorful and fun. Always a huge hit for any occasion.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 18 Cupcakes
Calories: 239kcal


  • Muffin Tin
  • Cupcake Liners
  • Piping bag with star tip


  • 1 box white cake mix made as directed on the box
  • 1 drop Orange Cake Flavoring
  • 1 drop Strawberry Cake Flavoring
  • 1 drop Lime Cake Flavoring
  • 1 drop Neon green food coloring
  • 1 drop Pink food coloring
  • 1 drop Orange food coloring

Frosting Ingredients

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream you may need up to 5 tbsp
  • ½ C unsalted butter softened
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Waffle cone
  • Cake sprinkles
  • Nut topping Optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place cupcake liners in cupcake tin.
  • Add cake mix, eggs, oil, and water into the mixing bowl.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Split the cake batter into 3 small bowls.
  • Add 1 drop of neon green food coloring and 1 drop of lime flavoring.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Add 1 drop of orange food coloring and 1 drop of orange flavoring.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Add 1 drop of pink food coloring and 1 drop of strawberry flavoring.
  • Add the cake batters to the cupcake liners using a 1 small ice cream scoop of batter at a time.
  • Alternate 1 flavor at a time, filling the cupcake liners until they are 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until baked through, check with a toothpick.
  • Let the cupcakes cool in the baking tin for 5 minutes then remove to a wire rack to continue cooling.

Frosting Directions

  • Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl.
  • Mix on low speed for 2-3 minutes until ingredients are combined.
  • Then mix on medium speed for an additional 3 minutes until frosting is peaking, meaning that it is holding its shape.
  • Using a piping bag and a star tip frost the cupcake.
  • Garnish with cherries, waffle cones, sprinkles, and chopped nuts.
  • ENJOY!!


If you do not have a piping bag you can use a ziploc bag, and snip off a small piece of the corner.

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Serving: 1Cupcake | Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 194IU | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1mg