Green Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe – St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes
Green Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting – cupcakes made with cake mix, buttermilk, green food coloring and topped with homemade cream cheese frosting. Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!
You must make these cupcakes even if you don’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. They are SO good. The cake is great, but the frosting really puts these cupcakes over the top. I loved the green color. They are so cute and festive!
I doctored a box of Duncan Hines Milk Chocolate cake mix for these cupcakes. I used the milk chocolate cake mix because I thought the green color would show up better than with devils food cake mix. I think German Chocolate cake mix would work well too. Also note that these cupcakes use a whole 1-ounce bottle of green food coloring. Just dump the whole thing in the batter. It gives the cupcakes a great green color!
Yield: 24 cupcakes
Green Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
prep time: 10 MINScook time: 18 MINStotal time: 28 mins
1 box Milk Chocolate cake mix
1-1/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup oil
1-oz bottle green food coloring
1 (8-oz) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 Tbsp sour cream
2 tsp vanilla
1 (16-oz) box powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Place paper liners in cups of muffin pan.
For cupcakes, combine cake mix, buttermilk, oil, eggs and food coloring in medium bowl; mix according to package directions.
Using a large scoop, drop heaping scoops of batter into muffin cups. Bake 18-22 minutes. Cool cupcakes completely.
For frosting – beat cream cheese, butter, sour cream and vanilla with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar. Spread on top of cupcakes.