16 of the Best St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes! Whether you’re looking for a boozy dessert to serve the grownups or a fun, rainbow-and-pot-of-gold themed cake to serve the kids, you’ll find inspiration here!
The Best St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes
If you’re hosting a party this March 17th, you’ll need to have some fantastic St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes on hand for your guests, and that’s where this list comes in!
For those who are big on flavor and not so much on flash, you’ll find some simple cupcake recipes where the flavors are the star of the show. No food coloring, shamrock sprinkles, or hidden surprises needed!
If you’re like me and into all things cute and adorable, you’ll find plenty of creative ways to create St. Paddy’s Day cupcakes that any little leprechaun would be happy to devour!
St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes
End of the Rainbow Cupcakes from See Lindsay: Rainbow cake mix is the star of the show here. It looks so pretty against the gold cupcake wrappers with the gold coins on top. Plus, anytime I can have cream cheese frosting, that’s a win for me!
Pot of Gold Cupcakes from Sugar and Soul: A cupcake like this is really about the decoration, right? You can use the yummy chocolate cupcake and buttercream icing recipes provided, or as the author mentions, buy ready-made cupcakes from the bakery and add the embellishments. Smart! The Airhead rainbows look beautiful next to the peanut butter cup pots of gold!
Lucky Charms Cupcakes from The Afropolitan Mom: Green cupcakes are topped with white frosting, gold Oreos, and Lucky Charms marshmallows. What could be better?
Hidden Treasure Cupcakes from Moms and Munchkins: Who can resist hidden treasure? You’ll find yummy Lucky Charms marshmallows and gold candy-coated chocolate pieces inside of these tasty cupcakes.
Baileys Cupcakes from Confessions of a Baking Queen: These moist cupcakes are baked with Baileys Irish Cream, infusing the whole cupcake with that yummy flavor. They’re topped with a Baileys Swiss Meringue Buttercream frosting that’s way better than traditional buttercream. If you want a no-booze option, make these with Baileys non-alcoholic creamer.
St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes with Shredded Coconut from Savvy Mama Lifestyle: These cupcakes are similar to the pot of gold cupcakes above, but with a fun twist: the “grass” is made with shredded coconut that has been dyed green.
Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes from Mom Foodie: The mint chocolate chip frosting on these cakes looks just like a big scoop of mint chocolate chip ice cream, and it’s just as delicious. You have no decorations to fuss with—just simple cupcakes with amazing flavor!
Guinness Cupcakes with Baileys Frosting from Bitz & Giggles: Guinness cupcakes are a terrific adults-only dessert for your St. Patrick’s Day party. The cupcake batter is made with Guinness beer, while the buttercream frosting is flavored with Baileys Irish Cream. These cupcakes are delicious and super easy to whip up!
Rainbow Cupcakes with a Hidden Surprise from Mommy’s Fabulous Finds: Just look at that dreamy blue “sky,” the billowy clouds, and pretty rainbows. These cupcakes are not only great for St. Patrick’s Day but anytime during the spring. And, of course, you can’t have a rainbow without a pot of gold somewhere—look inside for a hidden surprise!
Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Irish Cream Frosting from Supergolden Bakes: You won’t find any green food dye here. What you will find are decadent chocolate cupcakes with chocolate, mascarpone, and Irish cream frosting. If you want to keep these cupcakes alcohol free, however, you can leave out the Irish cream and sub a combo of milk and coffee instead.
Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes from Chisel and Fork: Named after the famous drink, these cupcakes are made with Guinness in the cupcake batter, an Irish whiskey ganache, and a Baileys Irish Cream buttercream frosting. These boozy cupcakes are perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day gathering with your adult friends.
Gluten-Free St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes from This Mama Cooks: Don’t feel left out if you’re on a gluten-free diet! These funfetti cupcakes are free of gluten and have a golden surprise inside—apple pie filling!
Green Velvet Cupcakes from Love from the Oven: Green velvet cupcakes are topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting. They’re simple, but they’ll be a big hit for the holiday.
Pistachio Pudding St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes from Creations by Kara: Pistachio pudding flavors these cupcakes and gives them their light green color. They’re also full of chocolate chips, but they’re topped with canned cream cheese frosting to make prep easier.
Chocolate Mint Mini Cupcakes from Life Love Liz: Peppermint extract is added to the cake batter and the buttercream frosting for a refreshingly minty, chocolatey cupcake.
Thin Mint Cupcakes from In the Kids Kitchen: If you’re obsessed with Girl Scout thin mint cookies, this is the cupcake for you. It’s filled with bits of melted thin mint cookies. Yum!
Which St. Patrick’s Day cupcake recipes are you going to try this year? Don’t forget to pin this list for later!
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Cupcakes for St. Patrick’s Day
Come back to this list later for quick and easy reference!
- End of the Rainbow Cupcakes from See Lindsay
- Pot of Gold Cupcakes from Sugar and Soul
- Lucky Charms Cupcakes from The Afropolitan Mom
- Hidden Treasure Cupcakes from Moms and Munchkins
- Baileys Cupcakes from Confessions of a Baking Queen
- St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes with Shredded Coconut from Savvy Mama Lifestyle
- Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes from Mom Foodie
- Guinness Cupcakes with Baileys Frosting from Bitz & Giggles
- Rainbow Cupcakes with a Hidden Surprise from Mommy’s Fabulous Finds
- Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Irish Cream Frosting from Supergolden Bakes
- Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes from Chisel and Fork
- Gluten-Free St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes from This Mama Cooks
- Green Velvet Cupcakes from Love from the Oven
- Pistachio Pudding St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes from Creations by Kara
- Chocolate Mint Mini Cupcakes from Life Love Liz
- Thin Mint Cupcakes from In the Kids Kitchen