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Shamrock Cupcakes Recipe

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Everyone will love this simple Shamrock Cupcakes Recipe! It’s the perfect sweet treat to celebrate all things relating to St. Patrick’s Day!

The fun thing about making and decorating cupcakes is that they’re easy to do – and delicious to eat! Grab one for each hand and indulge! It’s a great day to eat a cupcake!

The decorations of cupcakes are always adorable. But this recipe is simple because it’s made using a cake mix!

That means you can skip many of the measuring steps because everything is measured out for you just to stir and bake!

Shamrock Cupcakes Recipe

We are all for it whenever we can make a festive treat for St. Patrick’s Day or any other holiday! This is especially true if I can use a cake mix to create them!

I just make sure to have the boys come into the kitchen and help, so they’re a part of the baking fun. They love it, I love it, and then we all celebrate the result of snacking and enjoying the fruits of our labor.

Make sure to follow the directions in the recipe card below to get these cupcakes to turn out perfectly. It’s a super simple process that will yield awesome results! These are perfect for a party at home, a classroom party, or a fun snack for the family.

Why does cake mix make baking so easy?

Baking a cake can be a daunting task for anyone, but thanks to the convenience of cake mix, home bakers no longer have to worry about gathering all the necessary ingredients.

Cake mix makes baking so simple that all you need are varieties of eggs and oil to whip up a treat. Not only does it reduce preparation time, but it also provides an even flavor among batches.

Rest assured that each homemade cake will taste just like the last one!

With its pinpoint accuracy in measuring accurate amounts of sugar and other ingredients, this miracle product truly takes all the guesswork out of baking, freeing more time for decorating and enjoying freshly baked treats with family and friends.

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the St. Patty’s Day Cupcake Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Best Cupcake Recipes:

Once you make this Lucky Cupcakes Recipe, don’t forget that there are so many other fun cupcake recipes out there! You can make a different kind every week for the entire year and still have more to do!

Here are some of my favorite delicious cupcake recipes!

These Addictive Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes Recipe are so minty good – and full of chocolate flavor.

Don’t forget to try this Sugar Plum Cupcakes Recipe for the holidays!

Save this Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes Recipe for the fall months!

These Lucky Charms Cupcakes are a hit for this time of year!

If you are a fan of Oreo cookies, you must make these Oreo Cookie Cupcakes!

Everyone in my house is head over heels obsessed with this Peppermint Espresso Cupcakes Recipe!

I love baking this Cream Soda Cupcakes Recipe because it’s unique!

What is the best way to store cupcakes to keep them fresh?

To keep cupcakes fresh, the best way to store them is in an airtight container. The container should be kept in the fridge and away from direct sunlight or heat sources.

If multiple cupcakes are stored together, it’s important to separate each one, so they don’t stick together.

Another way to extend their shelf life is by carefully wrapping them with plastic or foil before putting them in the container. This will protect them from drying out or absorbing any odors from other food items stored in the same location.

Taking these steps and keeping the cupcakes dry and properly sealed can remain just as moist and delicious as when they were freshly made.

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Shamrock Cupcakes Recipe

Shamrock Cupcakes Recipe

Yield: 24 cupcakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This simple Shamrock Cupcakes recipe is the perfect way to make a delicious treat for St. Patrick's Day!


  • 1 box white cake mix, prepared
  • 48 shamrock marshmallows (you can use Lucky Charms marshmallows)
  • 1 container of white icing
  • Green gel food coloring
  • 24 chocolate coins


  1. Make the cake mix according to the box directions. Add cupcake liners to a cupcake pan, and then fill 2/3 full with the cupcake batter.
  2. Add a shamrock marshmallow on top of the batter, and then bake per the directions on the box.
  3. Let the cupcakes cool, and then make the icing by mixing the food coloring with the icing—pipe on the top of each cupcake.
  4. Add a chocolate coin and marshmallow on top.
    Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 98Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 29mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g

    This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 2/24/2023

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