Lucky St Patricks Day Cupcakes

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Fun cake mix cupcakes with a layer of sprinkles, topped with green icing! Perfect to make and take to you next St Patty's Day celebration!
Total Time 53 minutes

These St Patricks Day cupcakes are the perfect the perfect treat to take to your next party. Green icing with shamrock sprinkles layer perfectly in these vanilla cupcakes. For more holiday ideas and recipes see my St. Patrick’s Day page.

Lucky St Patricks Day Cupcakes

Looking for the perfect addition to your St Patrick’s Day celebration? Why not try making these fun layered cupcakes? These mini cakes have fun shamrock sprinkles layered between bright green frosting and are a sure way to get everyone in the holiday spirit.

Whether you’re hosting a family gathering or just want to indulge your sweet tooth, these cupcakes are the perfect way to have a little bit of St Patty’s festive fun. This recipe isn’t complicated. All you need is vanilla cake mix, some green icing and sprinkles to make these fun bakery-style treats.

You can use your own frosting recipe or the store-bought kind for these St Patricks Day cupcakes. If you are not great at adding pretty details to the icing, try using the spray can icing that comes with icing tips.

Ready to get started? On to the recipe!

St Patricks Day Green Cupcakes

St Patricks Day Cupcakes

INGREDIENTS  
  • 1 box Vanilla cake mix, any brand is fine
ingredients for cupcakes
INGREDIENTS FOR CAKE MIX
  • eggs
  • water
  • cooking oil
TOPPINGS
INSTRUCTIONS 
  • Mix the cake mix according to the box.
  • Add cupcake liners to a cupcake/muffin pan. Spray each liner with a light shot of spray cooking oil. (This keeps the cupcakes from sticking to the liners).
  • Pour equal amounts of batter into each cupcake liner (see box directions) and bake as directed on the cake mix box.
  • Cool the cupcakes for 20 minutes or when cool to touch before frosting them.
icing cupcakes
  • Spread a thin layer of green frosting on the cupcakes.
adding sprinkles to cupcakes
  • Add the sprinkles to a small bowl and dip each cupcake into the sprinkles to coat the frosting.
  • Pipe frosting in circles to make rosettes over the sprinkles using a piping bag filled with frosting and a #22 star tip.
NOTES

You can use can frosting or your own frosting recipe to ice these cupcakes. If you are using a pastry bag filled with frosting, use a #22 open star frosting tip to get the pattern for the circles on the cupcakes.

To make your own green icing use a drop or two of green gel food coloring in white icing. Add more drops as needed to get the right shade of green.

You can also use the green spray can type icing for these cupcakes too. The cans do not hold a lot of icing so to have enough icing you may need up to 4 cans to get the same results. 1 can will almost make 1 dozen. I am guessing about 3-4 cans will work for these.

Green St Patricks Day Cupcakes

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St Patricks Day Cupcakes

Fun cake mix cupcakes with a layer of sprinkles, topped with green icing! Perfect to make and take to you next St Patty's Day celebration!
Servings: 24 people
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Total Time: 53 minutes
Calories: 81

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Ingredients

  • 1 box Vanilla cake mIx, any brand
Ingredients for Cake Mix
  • eggs
  • water
  • cooking oil
Toppings
  • 2 15 oz cans Frosting, green (if possible) , Pillsbury Funfetti Vibrant Green Vanilla Frosting
  • Shamrock sprinkles

Instructions

  • Mix the cake mix according to the box.
  • Add cupcake liners to a cupcake/muffin pan. Spray each one with a light shot of spray cooking oil.
  • Pour equal amounts of batter into each cupcake liner and bake as directed on the cake mix box.
  • Cool the cupcakes for 20 minutes or when cool to touch before frosting them.
  • Spread a thin layer of green frosting on the cupcakes.
  • Add the sprinkles to a small bowl and dip each cupcake into the sprinkles to coat the frosting.
  • Pipe frosting circles to make rosettes over the sprinkles using a piping bag filed with frosting and a #22 star frosting tip. Enjoy!

NOTES

You can use canned frosting or your own frosting recipe to ice these cupcakes. If you are using a pastry bag filled with frosting you can use a Wilton #22 open star tip to get the pattern for the circles on the cupcakes.
You can also use the green spray icing for these cupcakes too. The cans do not hold a lot of icing so to make sure you have enough, you may need up to 4 cans to get the same results. 1 can will almost make 1 dozen. So I am guessing 3-4 cans for these.
To make your own green icing use a drop or two of green gel food coloring in white icing. Add more drops as needed to get the right shade of green.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 13mg | Sugar: 9g | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 0.4mg
COURSE :Dessert
CUISINE :American
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If you’re looking for a fun and delicious way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, cupcakes are the perfect treat! Plus, they’ll be a hit with both kids and adults. If you’re making them for yourself at home or bringing them to a larger gathering, these cupcakes will be sure to bring some luck of the Irish to everyone who tries them.

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