St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes in ombre style! Three shades of green and a whipped frosting. Perfect for your St. Patrick's Day Party!

Ombre St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Irish
Keyword: st. patrick's day cupcakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Calories: 160 kcal
St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes in ombre style. Three shades of green and a whipped frosting. Perfect for your St. Patrick's Day Party!
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Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix prepared according to the box
  • 1 tablespoon clear vanilla extract*
  • Green food coloring
  • 2 cups Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
  • 24 gold wrapped candy chocolate coins or Rolos

Instructions

  1. Prepare white cake mix according to package directions. Heat oven according to box instructions.
  2. Line a muffin tin with 24 cupcake liners. 

  3. Split batter into two bowls. Color one with food coloring. A deep green will take varying amounts depending on if you are using gel or liquid coloring. Liquid will be over 50 drops. Mix well. Slowly add green food coloring to the second bowl, starting with just a quarter of what you used for the first. Do the same with the third. Add until you have noticeably lighter color than the first and second.
  4. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of the darker batter into each lined cupcake tin. Using a fresh spoon, do the same with the two lighter colors.
  5. Bake according to package directions. Remove and allow to fully cool.
  6. Pipe frosting onto each cupcake.
  7. Adorn with gold candy and watch eyes light up for St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes!
  8. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Nutrition Facts
Ombre St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 183mg8%
Potassium 19mg1%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Sugar 21g23%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.