Make these Pot of Gold Cupcakes for your whole crew this St. Patrick’s Day!  They’ll love the Rich, Dark Chocolate Cake with the Rainbow Striped Frosting, and the Gold Coin on top is such a fun touch! 

Rainbow Pot of Gold Cupcakes for St. Patrick's Day- the Chocolate Cake recipe is phenomenal!  And the Rainbow striped frosting was actually pretty simple.  Definitely making these again, they were a big hit!

It’s the start of a brand new week!

And I could not be happier about it because it’s MARCH!

All throughout the dreary, blustery, bitterly cold months, I just keep my eyes on the prize that is March.  March may come in like a lion, but it goes out like a lamb.  Even though on Sunday, the first of March, we were being pelted with freezing rain and the slush was 3 inches deep, all I could think about was that in a few short weeks it will be Spring!  Hooray!

Another reason I love March is because St. Patrick’s day falls during this month.  I have a lot of Irish in me, and in my younger days I used to love to spend the whole holiday in the pub, listening to the traditional folk music and sipping on pints of Guinness.

Now that I am a mom I can’t really get away with doing stuff like that any more, but I do still love to celebrate the holiday with as many fun, Irish-inspired recipes as I can.  Look out for a few really great ideas that utilize authentic Irish ingredients over the next few weeks.

But for today’s post, I’m going with something that’s probably more fun than it is authentic.

Rainbow Pot of Gold Cupcakes for St. Patrick's Day- the Chocolate Cake recipe is phenomenal!  And the Rainbow striped frosting was actually pretty simple.  Definitely making these again, they were a big hit!

This is just a cute idea that the little ones are sure to love.  If they’re anything like my kids, that is!  My kids go ga-ga for anything rainbow.  Or chocolate!

The cupcake base is a deep, dark, chocolate that is so moist and soft, yet sturdy enough to stand up to a generous swirl of frosting.  I love this recipe because it all happens in one bowl, easy-peasy, and you don’t even have to mess around with melting chocolate.  I used a combination of this “black” cocoa and just regular, unsweetened cocoa powder.  It gives a nice, deep color while still providing a bold, chocolate flavor that comes through like whoa.  Also I love how it kinda looks like a black cauldron, in a way.

You can use any kind of frosting you like, but I’m pretty partial to this Swiss buttercream.  It’s so silky and light.

How to Pipe Striped Frosting

But the real star of the show is the rainbow swirl.  I thought you guys might be interested to know how to pipe striped frosting!  It’s actually really simple, you just use a thin, clean artist brush to swipe stripes of gel paste food coloring down the inside of your pastry bag.  Then fill it with buttercream and squeeze it out, just like you normally would.

Rainbow Pot of Gold Cupcakes for St. Patrick's Day- the Chocolate Cake recipe is phenomenal!  And the Rainbow striped frosting was actually pretty simple.  Definitely making these again, they were a big hit!

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Pot of Gold Cupcakes

Make these Pot of Gold Cupcakes for your whole crew this St. Patrick's Day! They'll love the Rich, Dark Chocolate Cake with the Rainbow Striped Frosting, and the Gold Coin on top is such a fun touch!

Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time Total Time 15 minutes
Yields 24 cupcakes     adjust servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Using a thin (clean) artist brush, paint stripes of food coloring along the inside of a large pastry bag fitted with a 1M tip.
  2. Fill the bag with Swiss buttercream and pipe the frosting on the cooled cupcakes.
  3. Garnish each cupcake with a gold coin.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 37kcal Calories from fat 17
% Daily Value
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 4g
Protein 0g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

Rainbow Pot of Gold Cupcakes for St. Patrick's Day- the Chocolate Cake recipe is phenomenal!  And the Rainbow striped frosting was actually pretty simple.  Definitely making these again, they were a big hit!

Top them off with a gold (chocolate) coin and you’ve found your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  Hope you enjoy!

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