St. Patrick’s Day Pot O’Gold Cupcakes
My St. Patrick’s Day Pot O’Gold Cupcakes hack is a fun idea for St. Patrick’s Day with no major baking skill required!
So this is my St. Patrick’s Day Pot O’Gold Cupcakes recipe hack, is so simple to make. It is perfect little treat to send with the kiddos to school or just to celebrate at home with a pint.History of St. Patrick’s Day, it is always on March 17 and celebrates Saint Patrick known as a “Apostle of Ireland”. Patrick was known for his efforts against the druids to drive them out of Ireland, to return it to Pagan Irish, which were were eventually turned into folklore in which he drove “snakes” out of Ireland, despite the fact that snakes were not known to inhabit the region. Tradition holds that he died on 17 March, which is now celebrated by green attire or shamrocks.My husband’s ancestral links him back to Gaynor Town Ireland, so he is a direct descendent of these lines which is pretty cool to research. I think we will probably do the DNA swab test to get the full panel which will be a lot of fun to see. The recipe starts off with just a basic store bought yellow butter cake mix. You will baked according to box directions. Once you have baked the cupcake approximately halfway hack is adding a few caramel Rolo’s to the center of the cupcakes and continue the baking. This will create a surprise gooey chocolate caramel center or a hidden pot of gold. You can also add plain caramel square as well, there are no rules, I just like the hint of chocolate.Allow them to to cool and top the cupcakes with a store bought pre-made caramel icing. My tip is to purchase 2 containers of icing, per 1 cake mix. This provides enough icing to actually work with, and everyone loves the icing. Finally you can add festive green sprinkles, or go all out with some rainbow fruit strips and gold coins. You can make the tops a decorative of simple as you like.
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St. Patrick's Day Pot O'Gold Cupcake
- 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
- Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees
- Linen Cupcake Pan with Liners
- Combine cake mix, eggs and milk. Beat for 2 mins
- Scoop mix into liners with a 2.25 oz Ice Cream Scoop, 1 scoop per liner. It should fill 3/4 of the liner.
- Bake for 10 mins at 350 degrees. Remove and press Rolo candy into the center.
- Continue baking for another 10-13 mins.
- Remove from oven and cool for 1 hour.
- Ice cupcakes and top with sprinkles.
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