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St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with these festive green velvet cupcakes topped with Bailey’s Irish Cream Frosting!

Green Velvet Cupcakes with Bailey's Irish Cream Frosting |

The St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes are done!! :) I made Green Velvet cupcakes and topped them with Bailey’s Irish Buttercream frosting! Here’s the recipe!!


UPDATE March 2014:

So… this post is from the VERY early days of this blog! Can you tell? I think I’ve come a long way since 2009!  I have reworked this post a bit, adding the ZipList recipe and fixing the photos.  This recipe has become very popular on Pinterest and social media, so I wanted to make it a little more user friendly.

Surprisingly, I haven’t made another St. Patrick’s Day cupcake again until 2014 when I made Lucky Charms Cupcakes!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Yield: 2+ dozen cupcakes

Green Velvet Cupcakes for St. Patrick

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes


Green Velvet Cupcakes

  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp liquid green food coloring
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp sat
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Bailey's Irish Cream Frosting

  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3-4 Tbsp Bailey's Irish Cream
  • Green sugar crystals, for garnish



  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Line cupcake pan with liners.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, sugar, eggs, vinegar, vanilla and green food coloring.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda.
  4. Add half the flour mixture to the wet mixture and fold gently.
  5. Stir in the buttermilk.
  6. Fold in the remaining flour mixture and fold until just combined.
  7. Fill the cupcake liners 1/2-2/3 full. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  8. Cool in the pans for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Bailey's Irish Cream Frosting

  1. Cream the butter and sugar together until smooth.
  2. Add the salt and vanilla and mix until combined.
  3. Mix in 3-4 Tbsp Irish Cream. Add more or less depending on the consistency of frosting you desire.
  4. Beat on high for 2 minutes.
  5. Using a large round top, pipe swirls of frosting onto the cupcake.
  6. Alternately, use an offset spatula to spread the frosting over the top of the cupcake. Line the sides with green sugar crystals

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