Honor St. Patrick with these pinch-proof St. Pat’s Day cupcakes in wonderfully green or rainbow decorations!

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Easy St Paddy’s Day Cupcakes

For a simple design that’s not too basic, try an ombre decorating effect. (via The Gold Lining Girl)

  • Recipe type: White cake mix with brown butter buttercream frosting
  • Time to make: 15 minutes prep, 18 minutes make, 33 minutes total
  • Skill level: Beginner

Green Velvet Cupcakes

It’s just like red velvet in flavor, including the classic pairing of cream cheese frosting. Instead of red food coloring though, use green. (via Garnish and Glaze)

  • Recipe type: Green velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting and gold coin on top
  • Time to make: 30 minutes prep, 16 minutes make, 46 minutes total
  • Skill level: Beginner

Pot of Gold Cupcakes [Gluten-free]

For those who are allergic to gluten, try this healthy St. Patrick’s Day cupcake with a surprise fruity filling. (via This Mama Cooks)

  • Recipe type: Funfetti gluten-free cake mix with apple pie filling
  • Time to make: 1 hour prep, 20 minutes make, 1 hour 20 minutes total
  • Skill level: Beginner

Shamrock Cupcake Cake

Fan of pull apart cakes with cupcakes? This shamrock design is pretty easy to follow. (via Yellow Bliss Road)

  • Recipe type: Devil’s food cake with chocolate pudding and peppermint extract
  • Time to make: 45 minutes to prep, 21 minutes to make, 1 hour 6 minutes total
  • Skill level: Beginner

Rainbow Cupcakes with Pot of Gold

Love this adorable cupcake decoration. Use candies to create the fun rainbow topper. Marshmallows as clouds and gold sprinkles on top of a Rolo candy for the pot of gold is pretty creative! (via Six Sisters’ Stuff)

  • Recipe type: White cake mix with buttercream frosting, Airheads, marshmallows, and Rolos
  • Time to make: 30 minutes prep, 20 minutes make, 50 minutes total
  • Skill level: Beginner

Rainbow Cupcakes with Golden Coin

Here’s a similar idea to the cupcake decorating idea above, but this time, use a Golden Oreo as the cupcake topper instead of creating a pot of gold. (via Emily Enchanted)

  • Recipe type: Cake mix with premade frosting
  • Time to make: 20 minutes prep, 15 minutes make, 35 minutes total
  • Skill level: Beginner

Disney St Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

If you’re feeling some Disney magic on this lucky day, then create this simple-to-make cupcake with Mickey silhouette and pearl-lined edges. (via Disney Family)

  • Recipe type: Store-bought cupcakes with white frosting, green gumdrops, and white sugar pearls
  • Time to make: 30 minutes
  • Skill level: Beginner

Rainbow and Cloud Cupcakes

What a display of artistry with the rainbow buttercream swirl against a cupcake frosted in white. (via Land o Lakes)

  • Recipe type: Irish cream chocolate cupcakes
  • Time to make: 1 hour 55 minutes total
  • Skill level: Beginner

Lucky Charms Cereal Cupcakes [Vegan]

How fitting to use Lucky Charms marshmallows in a cupcake for St. Patrick’s Day. You can never have too many of them, so hide them inside the cupcake and sprinkle them on top for double marshmallow goodness. (via Caity’s Kitchen)

  • Recipe type: Vanilla cupcakes (with optional hint of lemon) and vanilla frosting
  • Time to make: 20 minutes prep, 15 minutes make, 35 minutes total
  • Skill level: Beginner

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

Get three times the chocolatey mintiness in these cupcakes with a chocolate cupcake, mint frosting, Andes thin mint crumble, and mint Oreos. (via The Keeper of the Cheerios)

  • Recipe type: Chocolate and mint x 3
  • Time to make: 20 minutes prep, 20 minutes make, 40 minutes total
  • Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate

Shamrock Shake Cupcakes

Make this popular McDonald’s specialty milkshake in cupcake form, complete with a cherry on top. (via Crazy for Crust)

  • Recipe type: Mint cupcake with vanilla milkshake frosting
  • Time to make: 20 minutes prep, 20 minutes make, 40 minutes total
  • Skill level: Beginner

Pot of Gold Brownie Cups

Brownie cups with golden hidden sprinkles are the perfect cupcake manifestation of a pot of gold. (via Pizzazzerie)

  • Recipe type: Brownie cupcake with vanilla frosting
  • Time to make: 20 minutes prep, 20 minutes make, 40 minutes total
  • Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate

Horseshoe Cupcakes

Have a lucky horseshoe sit atop the mossy hill of this cupcake creation. (via Sprinkle Bakes)

  • Recipe type: Vanilla cupcake with honey cream cheese frosting and ground pistachios
  • Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate

Leprechaun Hat Cupcakes

Blimey! How creative to make the cute hats are made from marshmallows, Oreos, and mini yellow M&Ms! (via Queenslee Appetit)

  • Recipe type: Vanilla cupcake with vanilla frosting
  • Time to make: 40 minutes prep, 18 minutes make, 58 minutes total
  • Skill level: Beginner

Leprechaun Cupcakes

Or if you’re up to making the whole leprechaun’s face, then try this decoration. (via Cookies, Cupcakes, and Cardio)

  • Recipe type: Guinness chocolate cupcakes with Bailey’s buttercream
  • Skill level: Intermediate

Matcha Garden Cupcakes

Although this cupcake wasn’t made specifically for St. Patrick’s Day, the color scheme works and showcases a unique flavor. (via Homemade and Yummy)

  • Recipe type: Vanilla cake mix with matcha green tea powder and mint extract
  • Time to make: 15 minutes prep, 25 minutes make, 40 minutes total
  • Skill level: Beginner

Beer Mug Cupcake

This boozy adult treat can easily be substituted with root beer for the chocolate stout flavor to make a more kid-friendly creation. (via I am Baker)

Try these easy St. Patrick’s Day cupcake decorations to get your green (or rainbow) on this St. Patty’s Day.

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