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St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes Recipe

Delicious cupcakes, topped with buttercream, candy rainbows and chocolate pots of gold!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best cupcakes, pot of gold cupcake, st patricks day dessert, St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes
Servings: 24
Calories: 327kcal



  • 1 (15.25 ounce) package white cake mix
  • cup water
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs


  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • cup heavy cream
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 drops green food coloring


  • 12 AirHeads Extreme Rainbow candy
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • 24 rolo candies
  • gold sprinkles


  • Prepare cake mix according to package directions for cupcakes by combining the cake mix, water, vegetable oil, and eggs. Bake cupcakes for 14-19 minutes and let cool.
  • To make the frosting, beat butter until creamy.
  • Add powdered sugar, vanilla, heavy cream and salt and mix together with a hand mixer until well combined.
  • Add green food coloring until desired color is reached.
  • Spread or pipe frosting on top of each cupcake.
  • Cut each AirHeads Extreme candy in half and place on top of each cupcake to create an arch.
  • Place two mini marshmallows on each end of the rainbow.
  • To make the pot of gold, pipe a small amount of frosting onto the wide end of each Rolo, then press into gold sprinkles until all the frosting is covered. Place on the cupcake.


Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 243mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 322IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg