To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day I wanted to make something yummy and green! I’ve never made cupcakes from scratch, so I thought I’d give it a try. Honestly, my first dozen were a disaster, because I overfilled the cupcake tins (here’s where my box-only cupcakes history ruined it for me — their directions always say fill it 2/3 full!) The cupcakes came out looking like big mushrooms…but still tasty!
The second batch was much better! Thanks to Love From the Oven for the recipe!
Here’s what I used:
I only used about half of the green food coloring bottle, but more or less could be used depending upon the color green you prefer. Mine turned out like this:
And this is an example of how high to fill the tins if you want the cupcakes to be deformed and enlarged! (Oops! seriously, don’t fill them this high!)
The cream cheese frosting was so easy; no stove required! It ended up being the perfect texture.
Lastly, the result!
Green velvet cupcakes:
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 Tablespoon cocoa
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup oil
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 Tablespoon vinegar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 oz green food coloring
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease your muffin tins or add liners.
Lightly stir eggs in a medium bowl with whisk. Add in remaining liquid ingredients. Whisk until blended and sit aside.
Place all dry ingredients in your mixing bowl and stir together well.
Pour your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients and mix on medium-high for about a minute or two until well combined.
Pour into your cupcake tin and cook for about 16 minutes. Let sit for about 10 minutes, then remove from pan.
Cream cheese frosting:
- 1 package of softened cream cheese
- 1/4 cup softened butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 bag powdered sugar (2 lb bag)
- Milk as needed
Cream together cream cheese, butter and vanilla in a bowl until smooth. Gradually add in powdered sugar and continue mixing. Add in milk as needed to get to the desired consistency. I used a ziplock bag with the corner cut off to pipe the frosting on and topped with some green sprinkles!