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Easy Shamrock Cupcakes


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These Easy Shamrock Cupcakes are sure to satisfy the most mischievous of leprechauns. Anyone who gets to enjoy one will certainly feel lucky!

white cupcakes decorated with green frosting, a shamrock marshmallow and gold coin, on a wood table with more shamrocks, gold coins, and green beads on it

You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy a little St. Patrick’s Day fun. Break out your favorite green shirt or accessories (St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect time to pull those emerald earrings out of the jewelry box). Then whip up some fun treats for your friends and family.

There are plenty of adorable St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes out there, but these shamrock cupcakes are perfect for anyone who wants all the fun with minimal effort.

white cupcakes decorated with green frosting, a shamrock marshmallow and gold coin, on a wood table

Just a simple white cupcake topped with green frosting, a shamrock marshmallow, and a toy gold coin. So easy!

Ready to get started?

How to Make These Easy Shamrock Cupcakes

Because the goal here is simple, we’re starting with a boxed cake mix for the cupcakes. Feel free to use your own favorite vanilla cupcake recipe though if you don’t like boxed mix.

Ingredients

Directions

Step 1

Preheat oven to temperature listed on the box. Line cupcake pans with cupcake liners.

Prepare the cake batter according to the directions on the box.

cake batter in a white mixing bowl on a yellow cloth next to a wooden spoon

Step 2

Fill each cupcake liner 2/3 full with batter.

cupcake batter in cupcake liners in a muffin tin

Step 3

Add one shamrock marshmallow to each cupcake liner on top of batter.

cupcake batter in cupcake liners in a muffin tin topped with a shamrock marshmallow

Step 4

Bake the cupcakes according to the package directions. Once baked, remove from the oven and set aside. Let them cool completely.

Step 5

While the cupcakes are cooling, prepare the frosting by mixing some of the green gel food coloring into the container of frosting. Add enough coloring to reach the hue you want.

Transfer the frosting to a piping bag and pipe the frosting onto each cupcake.

white cupcakes topped with green frosting on a wire rack

Step 6

Add one shamrock marshmallow and one toy gold coin to each cupcake.

white cupcakes decorated with green frosting, a shamrock marshmallow and gold coin,on a wire rack

That’s it! Your shamrock cupcakes are ready to eat.

white cupcakes decorated with green frosting, a shamrock marshmallow and gold coin, on a wire rack

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Easy Shamrock Cupcakes

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Easy Shamrock Cupcakes

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 24
Calories 162 kcal

Equipment

  • Cupcake Liners
  • Piping bag and decorating tip
  • 24 plastic gold coins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box white cake mix + ingredients required to make the cupcakes
  • 48 shamrock marshmallows from a bag of Lucky Charms Marshmallows
  • 1 container white frosting
  • Green gel food coloring

Instructions
 

  • Prepare cake mix according to package instructions. Line a muffin tin with different colored cupcake wrappers and fill each wrapper 2/3 of the way full of cake batter.
  • Top each cupcake with one shamrock marshmallow and bake according to package instructions.
  • Allow cupcakes to cool completely, then prepare icing by mixing gel food coloring with premade icing. Pipe the icing on top of each cupcake.
  • Top each cupcake with one chocolate coin and one shamrock marshmallow.

Nutrition

Calories: 162kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 185mgPotassium: 66mgFiber: 1gSugar: 20gCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
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