For our friend’s 30th birthday, I wanted to make him a rainbow chip cake since that was his favorite flavor. Along with the rest of the world, I was very disappointed when Betty Crocker discontinued the rainbow chip frosting and cake mix. Funfetti is just not the same, so I decided to make my own version. I based it off of a basic recipe for cream cheese frosting and added my own rainbow chips. I was excited to see what everyone thought of it and from their reactions, it definitely comes close to the real stuff!
Rainbow chip is known for being very sweet, so I used vanilla candy melts to achieve this flavor. The “rainbow” came from a four-pack of food coloring, which included orange, purple, teal and pink. I divided the candy melts into four separate bowls and added one color to each. After melting, I spread them onto parchment paper to cool, then chopped them up into small pieces. It’s easy and fun to make! For these cupcakes, I just used a boxed Funfetti mix since it’s the frosting that really makes all the difference.