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St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes


st patricks day cupcakes

St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes

Stephanie Gallagher

These St. Patrick's Day cupcakes aren't guaranteed to bring you luck, but they are fun to make and decorate with the kids. If you want to avoid food coloring, look for natural food colorings for these at natural grocery stores, like Whole Foods Market.

See also St. Patrick's Day Green Recipes

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 12-14 cupcakes


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1-1/4 cups milk
  • green food coloring
  • Cupcake Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3-4 Tbsp. milk
  • green colored sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line muffin tins with paper liners or grease with butter.

  2. With an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar together until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, and vanilla.

  3. In a small bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. Beat one-third of the flour mixture into the creamed butter mixture, then beat in one-third of the milk, continuing to alternate between flour mixture and milk until all ingredients are mixed in.

  4. Add a few drops of the food coloring, mixing until the desired color is reached. Pour batter for St. Patrick's Day cupcakes into prepared muffin tin. Bake 18-20 minutes.

  5. Let St. Patrick's Day cupcakes cool completely.

  6. To make the cupcake frosting, beat butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and 3 Tbsp. of the milk. Add the additional tablespoon of the milk if necessary to thin the frosting. Frost cooled cupcakes. Sprinkle with colored sugar.

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