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St. Patrick’s Day is an amazing time of the year when bars, restaurants, and even the streets are filled with green, gold, and rainbow colors!
It’s even the perfect time to time to glam up your nails with these breathtaking St. Patrick’s Day designs to show off those green hues for the special day.
It’s a sight to behold, especially with the fun parades, happy partygoers, and of course, the booze.
We can also celebrate this holiday in the comforts of our homes with our loved ones enjoying the festivities.
20 Decorative St. Patrick’s Day Cupcake Ideas
There are so many different themed dishes you can whip up in honor of this day, from scrumptious main courses like these best green-themed foods and St. Paddy’s apps that please crowds all the way down to desserts made for St. Patrick’s Day!
Speaking of desserts, I know it’s tough creating that perfect sweet ending to cap the night off. After a delicious green and rainbow-themed feast, you’ll want to finish it with something special!
A tray of freshly baked and eloquently-decorated St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes is the way to go. No one would reject a moist, delicate cupcake decorated with love.
Check out these cupcake recipes perfect for bringing luck and enjoyment this St. Paddy’s Day.
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1. St. Patrick’s Day Cupcake Cake
If you can’t choose between making a cute St. Patrick’s Day cake or a batch of cupcakes, why not do both?
This is a delicious pull-apart cupcake cake made of decadent chocolate cupcakes with mint-flavored green frosting.
The most enjoyable part is creating a 4-leaf clover design that can surely bring more luck into your life this St. Paddy’s Day!
2. Pot of Gold Cupcakes
This cupcake may not be the pot of gold we seek to make us rich, but it sure is a tasty treat!
I’m obsessed with this adorably designed cupcake, which shows that there is always a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
This time, it takes the form of a colorful sour tape and chocolate peanut butter cup!
3. Mint Chocolate Cupcakes
Oh, mint chocolate.
It’s a hit-or-miss for everyone.
While I’m a huge fan of the balance of mint and sweet chocolate, others may think otherwise.
Change their minds with this moist chocolate cupcake topped with mint buttercream and thin mint cookies!
4. Matcha Cupcakes
Matcha is life with its bright and earthy taste and sweet, umami flavor notes.
That’s why it’s such a popular flavor in many desserts, including these cute cupcakes!
If I were you, I’d make two batches of these green tea cupcakes. The matcha ganache alone will leave everyone craving for more!
5. Vegan Matcha Cupcakes
If you have vegan guests coming over, you can accommodate their diet with this yummy cupcake recipe!
These vegan cupcakes taste like your typical moist cupcake.
Everyone will be shocked it’s vegan, especially as they dig into the creamy frosting!
6. Easy St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes
I used to think fancy-looking cupcakes were impossible to make, but these cupcake recipes keep proving me wrong!
The cool St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes are almost effortless to make, as you’ll be using cake mix!
7. Rainbow Cupcakes
Let’s add more color to your St. Paddy’s Day feast with these pretty rainbow cupcakes!
Once you open the rainbow wrapper, out comes all the colors of the rainbow, ready to eat. The clouds and rainbow candy on top add a magical touch!
8. Rainbow Cupcakes with Vanilla Cloud Frosting
I can never get enough rainbows during St. Paddy’s Day!
While everyone’s fixated on green-themed dishes, you can make desserts more whimsical with these cupcakes.
Top this off with vanilla frosting as the thick, sweet clouds, and you’ve got a dessert to satisfy any sweet tooth.
9. Green Cupcakes
If you’re not keen on rainbow foods, you can always stick with the classic green shades for St. Patrick’s Day.
These are dark green cupcakes with a rich cream cheese frosting. They’re a simple dessert yet loaded with flavor!
10. St. Patrick’s Day Andes Mint Oreo Chocolate Cupcakes
Now, this is the ultimate mint chocolate dessert.
It’s loaded with everything mint chocolate including fluffy chocolate cupcakes, mint frosting, baking chips, and mint Oreos!
11. Mint Chocolate Oreo Mini Cheesecakes
Judge me all you want, but I only learned that mint chocolate cheesecake tastes amazing after finding this recipe.
The cheesecake base itself is thick and smooth, with tangy flavors that pair well with the mint chocolate.
12. Leprechaun Hat Cupcakes
The leprechauns are visiting and boy, do they look appetizing!
These cupcakes may seem intimidating to make, but I was pleasantly surprised with how easy they are to decorate.
13. Green Velvet Cupcakes
What makes this cupcake recipe unique is its different take on red velvet desserts. It’s a green velvet cupcake with a soft and moist cupcake base.
14. Shamrock Cupcakes
It’s not a St. Patrick’s Day celebration if we don’t serve shamrock-themed dishes.
These cupcakes look charming and are extremely delicious! Moreover, they are made of cake mix, so making this dessert is a breeze.
15. Irish Cream Chocolate Cupcakes
Even if I don’t have extreme piping skills, I was able to make my cupcakes look fancy with this recipe! Plus points for its presence of Irish cream liqueur, which intensified the depth of flavors.
16. Rainbow Cupcakes
Who knew how easy it was to make rainbow frosting?
These are a unique way to make your desserts rainbow-themed! The bright, colorful cupcake base is also a delight to bite into.
17. Shamrock Cut-Out Cupcakes
These cut-out chocolate cupcakes are shamrock-shaped and filled with rich, green buttercream.
Because we’re so used to piping frosting on top of the cupcake, this recipe changes things up. Cut off the tops of the cupcakes into shamrock shapes, then fill them with a ton of sweet green buttercream frosting!
18. Shamrock Shake Cupcakes
McDonald’s better watch out, because their shamrock shake has a serious competitor in cupcake form!
These cupcakes have a hint of mint flavors and a light marshmallow frosting. Add a green mini straw to really make it look like the classic drink!
19. St. Patrick’s Day Guinness Cupcake
I can’t explain how beautiful and delicious these cupcakes are, but I do know they are worth the extra calories.
The Irish cream frosting and chocolate ganache filling have me drooling! Oh, did I mention it has whiskey that actually makes the cupcakes sweeter?
20. Bailey’s St. Patrick’s Day Cupcake
What’s St. Patrick’s Day without a ‘lil liqueur? Kidding aside, the presence of Bailey’s Irish cream and thick dulce de leche filling makes this dessert all the more decadent.
The green macarons add a fantastic touch to the cupcake, making your dessert look all the more fancy!