Hidden Clover Cupcakes

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These chocolate cupcakes are hiding a festive surprise. Green clovers are tucked inside to create an adorable St. Patrick's Day dessert recipe that wows!

Prep Time:
1 hrs
Bake Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
24

Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix

  • Green gel food coloring

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix

  • 3 cup white frosting

  • 3 cup green frosting

  • Assorted sprinkles

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Prepare white cake mix according to package directions. Tint prepared white cake batter with green gel food coloring until desired color. Line a 15x10x1-inch rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, lightly coat paper with cooking spray. Spread green cake batter evenly on baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Use a 1- to 1 ½-inch clover-shape cookie cutter to cut 24 clovers from the cake.

  2. Prepare chocolate cake mix according to package directions. Line twenty-four 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups. Place 1 tablespoon batter in each cup. Carefully stand a clover in each cup. (Face them all the same direction in the pan so you can remember which way they face after they're baked). Top with 1 to 2 more tablespoons of batter, covering the clover completely. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely.

  3. In a piping bag fitted with desired tip, alternate filling the bag with white and green frosting to create a marbled effect.

  4. Frost and decorate cupcakes as desired.

    Hidden Clover Cupcakes
    Matthew Clark
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