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Shamrock Mint Cupcakes

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 1 hr 50 min total time
  • 6 ingredients
  • 24 servings
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'Tis the luck o' the Irish you'll be gettin' when you top cake-mix cupcakes with a simple shamrock design.

Ingredients

1
box (1 lb 2.25 oz) chocolate fudge cake mix with pudding
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1
cup creme de menthe or mint baking chips (from 10-oz bag)
1/2
teaspoon peppermint extract
1
container (12 oz) fluffy white whipped frosting
24
large green gumdrops

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds; beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in baking chips. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling each 3/4 full.
  • 2 Bake 21 to 26 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pan; cool completely, about 45 minutes.
  • 3 Stir peppermint extract into frosting until well blended; spread on cupcakes. To garnish each cupcake, cut 1 gumdrop into 4 slices. Place 3 rounds on cupcake to make shamrock leaves; press remaining round into thin strip and place below leaves for stem.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds; beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in baking chips. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling each 3/4 full.
  • 2 Bake 21 to 26 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pan; cool completely, about 45 minutes.
  • 3 Stir peppermint extract into frosting until well blended; spread on cupcakes. To garnish each cupcake, cut 1 gumdrop into 4 slices. Place 3 rounds on cupcake to make shamrock leaves; press remaining round into thin strip and place below leaves for stem.

Expert Tips

Not enough green for St. Patrick’s Day? Color the frosting with a little green food color.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
18%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
17%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
Cholesterol
25mg
9%
Sodium
200mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
42g
14%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
29g
29%
Protein
2g
2%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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