St. Patrick’s Day Pot O’ Gold Cupcake

St. Patrick’s Day Pot O’Gold Cupcake

Here is a fun twist for an easy St. Patrick’s Day cupcake recipe that anyone can do. No major baking skill required!!!!

This is just a basic store bought butter yellow cake mix, topped with a store bought pre-made caramel icing. My tip is to purchase 2 icing containers per 1 cake mix, this will give you enough icing to actually work with. Then top with green sprinkles to make them festive. The trick is adding a few caramel Rolo’s to the center, half way through baking. This will create a surprise gooey chocolate caramel center or a hidden pot of gold. 

Pot O' Gold Cupcakes

Here is a super fun twist for an easy St. Patrick’s Day cupcake. This is a  recipe that anyone can do. No major baking skill required!

Course Cupcakes, Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 Golden Butter Cake Mix
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/3 Cup Butter
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 24 Rolo's
  • 24 Cupcake Liners
  • 1 Jar Sprinkles-Green
  • 2 Caramel Icing


  1. Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees

  2. Linen Cupcake Pan with Liners

  3. Combine cake mix, eggs and milk. Beat for 2 mins

  4. Scoop mix into liners with a 2.25 oz Ice Cream Scoop, 1 scoop per liner. It should fill 3/4 of the liner.

  5. Bake for 10 mins at 350 degrees. Remove and press Rolo candy into the center.

  6. Continue baking for another 10-13 mins.

  7. Remove from oven and cool for 1 hour.

  8. Ice cupcakes and top with sprinkles.


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  1. I know it is a little late to be commenting on St. Patty’s Day but these sound great, for anytime of year!

  2. I like this idea for year round cupcakes, but I see where you could make them for St. Patricks Day too.

  3. I added mine prior to baking but your could probably do either. Just depend on if you want it to be chewy baked caramel or just slightly gooey.

  4. I love this idea and while it so simple I think just getting the idea out there is great. Sometimes it is the simplest ideas that make the biggest impact.

  5. What a great idea, did you just add the Rolo prior to baking or half way though?

  6. I love a good recipe hack and this one is great. I love put a roll in the middle for a pot of gold, genius.

  7. This is such an easy way to make a themed holiday dessert. Perfect for this single parent mom.

  8. A lot of thanks for such a easy way to doctor up cupcake for St. Patty’s Day. I love a easy recipe like this.

  9. I love a easy recipe with great results. Pot of gold is brillant.

  10. A lot of thanks for all of your work on this site. A lot of people notice all about the dynamic designs you make, and great tips, by means I hope your web blog participation reaches new heights. Have fun with the rest of the new year. You have been carrying out a splendid job.

  11. Great post of a pot of gold in those cupcakes and I like that you are just using a box mix, so that makes things easy. Good article , thanks and we wish more! Added to FeedBurner as well

  12. Thanks for each of your hard work on this web site. Time to get the next crop of holiday ideas pinned up, these cute pot of gold cupcake sound delicious.

  13. Can I just say you have a great blog filled with pages of inspirational ides.

  14. Seems like a good idea, I mean who doesn’t like a gooey center to their cupcake, and caramel fits a pot of gold.

  15. I love all things green and Irish, so this is a fun recipe. I consider you’re quite fashionable since you positively have the gift.

  16. I feel some what privileged to have seen the web page and look forward to tons of more awesome minutes reading here. Thanks once again for all the Irish cupcake details.

  17. After I initially found you I started to search your site and I am glad I did I got a link to here and I love St. Patty’s I will pin for next year. Thanks!

  18. Carmel inside a cupcake, for a pot of gold, thanks for that info.

  19. How could I possibly miss this post, on a holiday just for me. Luck of the Irish back at your babe!!!

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  21. My brother suggested I may like this web site. He was entirely right. This post truly made my day. You can not believe just how so much time I had spent looking for this. Thanks!

  22. These pot o gold cupcakes are amazing. I wish that you share to us the exact steps you did to create this delicious stuff.

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