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Friend Of Dorothy Cupcakes

Friend Of Dorothy Cupcakes

Friend Of Dorothy Cupcakes

Strawberry flavoured vanilla cupcakes covered in red edible glitter.

Serves 20

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Prep: 40 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour 25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 177kcal



  • 3 1/2 cups / 430 g plain flour, all-purpose
  • 1 1/4 cups / 265 g caster sugar, superfine
  • 3 tsp / 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp / 1/2 tsp fine salt
  • 1/2 cup / 125 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large / 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups / 375 ml full-cream milk, whole
  • 1/2 cup / 125 ml vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp / 2 tbsp Greek yoghurt, or sour cream
  • 1 tsp / 1 tsp vanilla extract, vanilla bean paste
  • 4 drops / 4 drops pink food gel
  • 4 drops / 4 drops red food gel
  • 4 tbsp / 4 tbsp edible glitter dust, see notes
  • 1 tsp / 1 tsp strawberry essence


  • 1 batch / 1 batch fluffy vanilla buttercream frosting
  • 2 drops / 2 drops purple food gel
  • 2 drop / 2 drop blue food gel
  • 2 drops / 2 drops green food gel
  • 2 drops / 2 drops yellow food gel
  • 2 drops / 2 drops orange food gel
  • 2 drops / 2 drops pink food gel

Learn How To Make it! [VIDEO]



  • Divide frosting into half. Colour one half with red and pink food gel and mix until well combined. Divide the other half into 6 mixing bowls. Add food gel to each one and mix until well combined. Transfer to a piping bag or zip lock bag. Set aside.


  • Preheat a fan-forced oven to 160C (320F) or 180C (356F) for a conventional oven. Line a cupcake tin with red foil lined cupcake liners.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the flour, baking powder, caster sugar and salt. Turn mixer on low speed and allow it to mix for a couple minutes to help everything combine well (alternatively you may do this by sifting the ingredients together). Add the softened butter and let it mix until it resembles a fine sand like texture.
  • Next, add milk, eggs, yogurt, oil and vanilla extract in a large jug and whisk well.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients in a slow and steady stream until no dry ingredients are visible. Scrape down the bowl, add red and pink food gel, and mix for another 20 seconds.
  • Fill each cupcake liner 3/4 of the way (using an ice cream scoop to transfer the batter into the cupcake liners makes this a quick and easy process otherwise you can use two tablespoons).
  • Bake for 20-25 min or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow them to cool completely on a wire cooling rack before frosting.
  • Core the centre of each cupcake and fill with purple buttercream then blue, green, yellow, orange and pink as demonstrated in the video. Chill for 20 minutes
  • Fit the end of a piping bag with a Wilton 6B star tip and frost a swirl of the red frosting around the rainbow. Chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  • Use a tsp to carefully sprinkle glitter over the frosting.


Cupcakes can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days.
Edible Glitter Dust
Yes, this is edible and food safe. There’s the non-toxic version which won't harm you but isn’t supposed to be eaten and then there the one that's actually edible. Might I recommend the one from Fancy Sprinkles? They sell them there!


Serving: 20g
Calories : 177kcal
Carbonhydrates: 17g
Protein: 3g
Fat: 11g
Saturated Fat: 8g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat : 0.1g
Trans Fat : 0.1g
Cholesterol: 31mg
Sodium: 141mg
Potassium : 30mg
Fiber: 1g
Sugar : 1g
Vitamin A: 169IU
Vitamin C: 0.1mg
Calcium: 50mg
Iron: 1mg
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