St. Patrick’s Day Pot O’ Gold Cupcakes

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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.Easy Pot of Gold Cupcakes JENRON DESIGNSHistory 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.St. Patricks Day Cupcakes JENRON DESIGNSMy 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.  St. Patricks Pot of Gold Cupcakes JENRON DESIGNSThe 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.Add Rolos for St. Patricks Pot of Gold Cupcakes JENRON DESIGNSAllow 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. 

See more great Saint Patricks Day ideas with these posts: 

Bailey’s Irish Cream Brownie Bites

The Lucky Leprechaun Cocktail

Celebrating St.Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick's Day Pot O'Gold Cupcake

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


  • 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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  1. Jan Limark

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

  2. Mack

    This is amazing! I love your cupcakes!

  3. Yeah if i had actually made them from scratch I would have listed out more details. It’s really more of a cupcake hack, use a yellow butter box mix and add a rolo to the center halfway through baking. Not a lot to it, next time I will add a recipe for sure. Check out the Jack Daniels Vanilla Bean cupcake Recipe at

  4. Lenna

    Please teach the rest of these internet blogger how to write and research!

  5. Irish O'Neil

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

  6. Katy B

    Such a fun idea!!

  7. Sharvina

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

  8. Addison Wheeler

    I am pinning for next March! Thank you for the inspo!

  9. Patty Holloway

    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!

  10. Aubrey Andrews

    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.

  11. Cathy Clausan

    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.

  12. Little Farmgirl

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

  13. golden goose

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

  14. Jewel Carter

    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.

  15. gigi58

    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

  16. Ashley Meaurs

    A lot of thanks for all of your work on this site. Have fun with the rest of the new year. You have been carrying out a splendid job.

  17. April Helmsworth

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

  18. the cheap jordan’s

    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.

  19. Georgia Gal

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

  20. The Wooly Farmhouse

    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.

  21. Terry Haide

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

  22. Addie Mae Says

    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.

  23. 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.

  24. Erin

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

  25. Gracie Malcolm

    Hello there! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be ok.I’m undoubtedly enjoying your blog and look forward to new updates.

  26. Carol

    Great post!

  27. Greta

    5 stars
    Very nice post, I was just looking for a Saint Patrick Day recipe for dessert. I’ve really enjoyed browsing your blog posts and I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

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