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No Time 2 Cook Recipe of the Week: St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Coming from Irish roots, St Patrick’s Day has always been a day of fun, festivities, and parades. To top it off, my sister and great-grandfather were both born on March 17. And being a March-born baby as well, our childhood celebrations revolved around this Irish holiday with green birthday cakes covered in shamrocks. In honor of St. Patrick, St. Paddy’s Day parades and my Patterson heritage, I share my favorite St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes.
To set the record straight, the recipe is the same as my Red Velvet Cake. Mama just changed the red food color to green. On a side note, Mama did love the St. Paddy’s Day Parade in Jackson, Mississippi. She was a great sport and always got the most kisses, beads and flowers.

“May the road rise up to meet you”


12 Cupcakes


Cake Ingredients:

  • 1 butter – softened
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1⅓ c Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 t Vanilla
  • 2½ c Plain flour sifted
  • 1 t Soda
  • 1 t. Salt
  • 2 t Cocoa
  • Milk
  • 1 T Vinegar
  • 1 oz Green food coloring

Icing Ingredients:

  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1 Stick unsalted butter
  • 2 t. Clear Pure Vanilla
  • 4-6 c.  powdered sugar


  1. Cupcakes: Cream butter, oil, and sugar well. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth. Sift together flour, soda, salt, and cocoa. Add vinegar to milk. Staggering flour and milk, blend into butter, sugar, and egg mixture. Add green food coloring and beat well. Place 12 cupcake liners in muffin tins.  Spoon batter evenly between liners.  Bake @350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out almost clean. Do not overcook or cake will be dry.
  2. Icing: Beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add vanilla and powdered sugar and beat well. Ice when cupcakes are completely cool. Garnish with green sprinkles and green pearl candies.  (I bought these from Walmart.)

In 2005, Karen Kurr began selling her Cajun and southern dishes at local farmers markets. Today, her frozen meals are still made from scratch in Oxford, Mississippi, and sold in 200 Kroger stores, independent retailers and online. Karen’s passion is simple: to help bring families back to the dinner table. Her products make dinner easier when you are short on time. Karen continues to share family recipes with loyal customers on hottytoddy.com, the NoTime2Cook website and on social media.
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