St. Patricks Day Lucky Clover Cupcakes Recipe

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Sweeten up parties, pub crawls and parades with these o'scrumptious Lucky Clover Cupcakes, featured in our St. Patricks Day Desserts Ideas Gallery. Dig in!


  • Baking cups
  • Muffin pan
  • Cupcake decorating set
  • Kelly green icing color
  • St. Patricks Day cupcake picks


For the batter:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp mint extract
  • 1 1/4 cups milk

For the frosting:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 6 oz white baking chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • Kelly green icing color


  1. Line a muffin pan with baking cups. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. For the frosting, heat whipping cream in a saucepan over medium heat until simmering. Pour over white baking chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Let stand for 1 minute, then stir until smooth. Let stand 15 minutes.

  3. Beat butter into melted white chocolate mixture with a hand mixer on medium speed until combined.

  4. Gradually beat in confectioners sugar until frosting reaches spreading consistency. Separate half the frosting in a separate bowl and add drops of icing color until desired green shade is reached. Set aside until ready to use.

  5. In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt to combine.

  6. In another bowl, beat butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add dry mixture and milk.

  7. Pour into the baking cups and bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  8. After cupcakes have completely cooled, decorate with frosting and cupcake picks.
  9. * Makes approximately 24 cupcakes