Get in the St. Patrick's Day spirit with these yummy Green Velvet St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes topped with Cream Cheese Frosting.
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4.8 from 5 votes

St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time16 mins
Total Time46 mins
Servings: 24
Author: Garnish and Glaze

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes:

  • 2 cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons green liquid food coloring

For the Frosting:

  • 12 ounces cream cheese
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream, or milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Sprinkles
  • Chocolate gold coins

Instructions

For the Cupcakes:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line 24 muffin tins with paper liners. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, corn starch, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In the bowl of a standing electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add in the eggs one at a time, beating to incorporate each. Mix in the sour cream, vanilla, and food coloring. Mix in the flour until just combined, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Spoon batter into cupcake liners and bake for 15-18 minutes or until toothpick comes out with only a few crumbs or clean. Cool completely before adding frosting.

For the Frosting:

  • Cream the butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Mix in the sugar and then the cream and vanilla. Place frosting in a piping bag fitted with a star tip (1M) and pipe onto cupcakes. Add sprinkles and top with a chocolate coin.