How to Make the Sweetest St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

Add this sweet treat to your shamrock celebrations.

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Make these fun and festive treats with the kids to brighten up your shamrock celebration after the corned beef and cabbage are gone.

Not in the mood for Irish soda bread but still yearning for something sweet in honor of St. Patrick’s Day? Try this easy-peasy cupcake recipe that only requires four ingredients. P.S. It’s the perfect treat to make with the kids!

Shamrock Cupcakes

For the cake:

1 box white cake mix
12 oz Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime (room temperature)

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For the icing:

1 can vanilla icing
4 drops green food dye


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine Sparkling Ice and cake mix, stirring with a whisk until most of the lumps are gone.
  3. Fill muffin pan ½ full of batter.
  4. Bake for 18-20 minutes until cupcakes are springy and toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely.
  5. In a bowl, mix vanilla icing and dye. Carefully frost cupcakes and add decorations as desired. Enjoy!

Related: Make This Easy Irish Soda Bread Recipe at Home

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