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What kind of cupcakes for St. Patrick's Day?

Discussion in 'Obsessions and Interests' started by Pink Jazz, Feb 16, 2020.

  1. Pink Jazz

    Pink Jazz Well-Known Member

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    While Christmas and Valentine's Day are my two regular holidays for making cupcakes (red velvet for the former and strawberry for the latter, both with cream cheese frosting), I think I should expand a bit and make something for St. Patrick's Day. The simplest thing to do would be to buy a Betty Crocker white cake mix and dye it green (or add blue dye to a yellow cake mix), but I would prefer something with a bit more flavor. However, I never made any cupcakes from scratch before and it seems like it might be a lot of work. Nobody makes a green velvet cake mix. I remember there used to be a green key lime pie-flavored cake mix available (can't remember the brand), but I think it has been discontinued.

    What would be good cake mix suggestions for St. Patrick's Day cupcakes?
     
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    Ken S. Dog Cookie King V.I.P Member

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    Pistachio comes to mind.

    • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
    • 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant pistachio pudding mix
    • 4 eggs
    • 1 1/2 cups water
    • 1/4 cup sunflower oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
    • 7 drops green food coloring
    • 1/3 cup almond slivers (Optional)
     
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    You could do mint chocolate or simply chocolate cupcakes with with green mint frosting. If you are not a chocolate fan, and/or dislike the taste of mint then:

    Here's a Green velvet recipe from McCormick's using a german chocolate cake mix:
    Easy Green Velvet Cupcakes
     
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    Pink Jazz Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG] (Don't say "pink.") ;)
     
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  6. Pink Jazz

    Pink Jazz Well-Known Member

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    My strawberry cupcakes for Valentine's Day are pink.
     
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    Guinness flavoured base and an emerald green icing
     
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    GrownupGirl Tempermental Artist

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    I'm thinking I'd like to make chocolate cupcakes with mint-flavored green icing, green sprinkles, and maybe green maraschino cherries.:yum: But I'll probably be too lazy to make individual cupcakes, so I'll just make one big cake instead, and frost it.

    One time around Easter I made carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, and I put green and orange jellybeans on them to look like carrots.
    But you know, I'm kind of annoyed by the stereotype that rabbits love carrots. They don't. Except maybe the leafy green tops.
     
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    Chocolate cupcakes with Cream cheese frosting dyed green. [​IMG]
     
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    Well, I made the green velvet recipe that I posted, and it turned out well. Note that I substituted the liquid buttermilk with powdered buttermilk and water, since liquid buttermilk doesn't come in quantities smaller than a quart and it is highly unlikely I would use it all before it goes bad. I also used green gel food coloring, which I think I couldn't have done without since I don't think the regular liquid food coloring would have been concentrated enough.
     
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