Seriously, it’s been over three months since I’ve posted? That’s horrid.
And I have so much to update, especially my giant baking project in January but that’s for another time. I have to start with the most recent.
As we all know, this past weekend was St. Patrick’s Day and I like to believe that no one celebrates it better than we do in Boston. My wonderful friend Nip lives on the parade route so the whole weekend is a party at her place. I’ve done a few St. Patrick’s cupcakes like car bomb and green velvet but I wanted something new this year. What better than Lucky Charms cupcakes? They’re Irish, right? I forgot how much I liked Lucky Charms when I started making these. I’m not usually into sugary cereal but there’s something about this one.
[Inspired by The Cupcake Project]
Makes 36 mini cupcakes
For the crust:
- 1 and 1/2 cups crushed Lucky Charms
- 1/4 cup of butter
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- In a small bowl, mix together crushed Lucky Charms and melted butter
- Divide mixture evenly between the mini cupcake liners. Pack it firmly into the bottoms of the liners
- Bake for 10 minutes
For the cupcakes:
- 1/4 cup corn syrp
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. cake flour
- 3/4 Tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 Tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 Tsp. salt
- 4 Tbsp. canola oil
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1 egg
- 1 Tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 and 1/2 cups Lucky Charms
- Mix together all flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder
- In a large bowl, mix together sugar, corn syrup, and oil
- When these are well mixed, beat in egg and vanilla
- Mix dry ingredients into the wet alternating with the whole milk in two batches
- Fold in the Lucky Charms
- Divide among the mini cupcake liners that have the pre baked crust and bake for 11-13 minutes
- 1 stick of unsalted butter at room temperature
- 3 cups of powdered sugar
- 2-3 Tbsp. milk
- Green food coloring (optional)
- Beat butter in a mixer until soft
- Add in powdered sugar one cup at a time
- Mix in 2 Tbsp. milk. If the frosting is too thick, add in more milk one Tbsp. at a time
- Mix in green food coloring if using and frost cupcakes. Decorate with Lucky Charms marshmallows
You know how Lucky Charms has those crunch little marshmallows? Of course you do! They melt into the batter for a nice swirl of color and taste. And the dry cereal pieces give the cake some texture. I thought these tasted a lot like the cereal. They should be breakfast cupcakes, right?
I’ve got to leave you with my favorite St. Paddy’s Day flare I got to wear. How can you not love an Irish cupcake tattoo??!!?
The necklaces, stickers, and glow bracelets were all good and fun but this has to be the best! Thanks to Nip’s sister Kathy, this might be my annual face decoration!