St. Patrick's Day Dessert Idea: Naturally Green Cupcakes


green cupcakes for st patricks day
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Around here, we’re marking the occasion with a host of naturally green St. Patrick’s inspired dessert recipes, including these ultra green St. Patty’s cupcakes. I love festive foods, but because I worry about artificial dyes, I’ve made a big effort to give my kitchen a natural makeover. And, with just a bit of tinkering, I came up with this easy recipe for these very green, and super tasty, cupcakes.

Healthy kale gives these green cupcakes their color, and with olive oil and a bit of sugar, they have a wonderful crumb and delicate, light texture. Though they’re really tasty all by themselves, I topped them with a dollop of buttercream frosting and these naturally green sugar sprinkles.

green cupcakes for st patricks day
green cupcakes for st patricks day
To make, simply use this green cake recipe, spoon into a muffin tin fitted with cupcake liners (this should make 9 – 12 cupcakes), and bake for 20 – 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with just a few crumbs attached. Once cool frost with this buttercream recipe (if desired), and these festive green sugar sprinkles.

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