St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes – Recipes and Ideas

Bake up a few treats with your kids using these green recipes – including Shamrock Shake cupcakes, surprise-inside cupcakes and more.

Kids love cupcakes. And for St. Patrick’s Day you can make some one-of-a-kind cupcakes with your family to celebrate. Keep it simple by mixing up shamrock shaped cupcakes that look like they’re topped with the lucky symbol. Eat a shake, instead of sipping one, by baking Shamrock Shake cupcakes. Swap red velvet cupcakes with green velvet ones. To really impress your kiddos, stash goodies in the middle of the sweets when you follow the directions for surprise-inside St. Patty’s Day cupcakes. Another unique idea is to create rainbow frosting to adorn pot of gold cupcakes. With so many different ideas why not make a couple different recipes and have a St. Patty’s Day cupcake party at your house?

Shamrock Shaped Cupcakes

To start out this recipe for shamrock shaped cupcakes from The Chocolate Muffin Tree, you’ll need a box of chocolate cake mix. Follow the directions on the box and then pour the batter into your paper muffin cups. Have your child form small aluminum foil balls to position in three places around each muffin cup to create a shamrock shape. Once baked, remove the foil balls and frost with thick, green buttercream icing.

Shamrock Shake Cupcakes

Around the St. Patty’s holiday, many fast food restaurants roll out their green-hued Shamrock Shakes. Pack all that flavor into a baked goody with Brown Eyed Baker’s recipe for Shamrock Shake cupcakes. The mint-flavored sweets include a generous swirl of thick cream cheese icing.

St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

Easy cupcake recipe? Check. Secret ingredient? Check. Cool green icing? Oh yeah. These St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes from Taste of Home are a breeze to make. What’s unique about this recipe is the addition of pistachio pudding mix to the batter.

Surprise-Inside St. Paddy’s Day Cupcakes

Use yellow packaged cake mix as the base of these surprise-inside St. Paddy’s Day cupcakes from Betty Crocker. Layer a small amount of mixed batter into each of the muffin tins. Next, put a tablespoon of Lucky Charms cereal in the center. Top with more batter. Bake and frost. Your family will be delighted to find something extra tucked inside.

Pot of Gold Cupcakes

Check out the multi-colored frosting twist that tops these pot of gold cupcakes from baking a moment. Bake up regular chocolate cupcakes and then get ready to frost! To create the rainbow effect, use a paintbrush to make a line of each color on the inside of a pastry bag. Fill with white frosting and then watch as a rainbow comes out as you top each cupcake.


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