Another belated post! I made these green velvet mini cupcakes for St. Patrick’s Day and they turned out super cute!
I searched Pinterest very thoroughly for “green desserts” and I liked the green velvet cupcake idea the best. This is the recipe I used, but cut in half! Half of the recipe still made about 30 minis – perfect amount to bring into work :) Start with your ingredients:
I had most of the ingredients already and I just had to pick up the green food coloring, mini cupcake liners and the green sprinkles. I was slightly obsessed with finding green sprinkles that weren’t sugar sprinkles so I ended up going to two different Ralph’s, Party City and a Michael’s before I went to Surfas, which is a restaurant supply store near where I live. Of course, they had the perfect green sprinkles! They were however, in a bulk jar -_____- but still cheap! Roughly $3 for a big jar. Too bad I don’t know what to do with all the leftover sprinkles now…
Anyways! Mix together your dry ingredients~ I added an extra scoop of cocoa powder to make it more chocolatey :)
Then mix your wet ingredients in a separate bowl
Then dump the green food coloring in!! I think I used a little over half the bottle. Be careful, because it WILL stain your fingers and your kitchen table…
Then pour this lovely green mixture into your dry ingredients and combine to make a batter!
Now you’re ready to pour and bake! I got these super cute gold foil mini cupcake liners at Michael’s because I wanted them to look like little pots of gold! (At one point I considered buying rainbow sprinkles to make my life easier and to have the whole rainbow and pot of gold thing going :P)
Aren’t they cute?? Now fill each liner about 2/3 of the way
They were such a pretty green before baking! But after they were done, they looked like this…
So cute! Now it’s time to frost! My cream cheese frosting is SUPER simple – just mix cream cheese with powdered sugar! I just add a little bit of sugar at a time until I like the taste hahah :) I also made wayyyyyy too much frosting! I should’ve just used 1 block of cream cheese instead of 2. Oh well :P
I don’t have piping bags so I frost with a ziploc bag and cut the tip off to the width I prefer, like so
Then I just squeeze the bag as I rotate the cupcake around. Start in the center and just spin the cupcake around until you get enough frosting on there :)
Some turned out nicer than others, but they’re so cute! Then its time for sprinkles!! Whee!
I tried not to waste too many sprinkles on the table :P
Then I placed them very carefully and neatly on my cake carrier tray and put them in the fridge overnight before taking them to work! I find that keeping them in the fridge makes them moister and hardens the frosting just a little so transport is a little easier :)
So green inside!! These were a hit at the office and the mini size really encouraged people to take multiples :) They were really fun to make, even though I now have a surplus of green sprinkles lol :P
Hope everyone had a happy St. Patrick’s Day!