Monday, March 14, 2011

Green Velvet Cupcakes & {Doctored Store-Bought Icing}

St. Patrick's Day Green Velvet Cupcakes
I had so much fun during this cupcake photo shoot! I'm so happy with the way these photos turned out I posted a ton of them! I was inspired by these cute mint M & M's that I bought.
I adapted The Cake Doctor's
Quick Red Velvet Cake recipe for these cupcakes.

Ingredients:
1 box white cake with pudding in the mix
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 {or less} of a 1-ounce bottle green food coloring
3 eggs
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 tbls. cocoa powder

Preheat oven to 350. Line 2 muffin pans with cupcake liners. Add all ingredients to a mixer. Mix on low for one minute and medium for 2-3 minutes more, scraping down the sides of the bowl occasionally. Fill liners with batter with an ice cream scoop. One scoop per liner. Bake for 17 minutes. Cool. Frost. 

For the frosting....oh the frosting! Besides the fact that I HATE making icing it didn't matter. I didn't have any powdered sugar, but I did have a ton of canned frosting. So I doctored it. I had 1 and 1/2 cans of vanilla frosting and 1 and 1/2 chocolate frosting.  I also had a cube of cream cheese. I started by adding the chilled vanilla frosting to to the mixer along with the cream cheese. I mixed it thoroughly. Then I removed and set aside half of that frosting to frost half of my cupcakes. To the rest of the vanilla frosting in the mixer, I added the chilled 1 and 1/2 tubs of chocolate frosting and mixed it thoroughly. I frosted the other half of the cupcakes with the chocolate frosting and topped them all with chopped mint M & M's.

I loved the contrast here with the green, blue, and brown.
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18 comments:

Megan said...

Oh my gosh, SO adorable!! These are precious!

Crystal said...

Oh girl those look great!! Hey...are you on twitter 'cause I'd love to get to talk to you more.

Sue said...

Woo Hoo for you, Lil! Great job on the cupcakes and the photos:) They look really yummy!

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

Your green velvet cupcakes look great and the photos are really nice. Good job!

Coupon Queen said...

These look adorable!! I was looking for something fun to make for desert with my St. Pat's meal. I am making Beef in Guinness (thats what I posted on my blog) and had nothing ro fininsh the meal with, thank you so much!! I don't think these will last too long here so I am going to have to make them on Thursday. ;) I am now a new follower on the Tuesday blog hop and looking forward to more good stuff. Have a wonderful week.

Trina Curran said...

Oh, my! Yum! And they are so cute. And I have to go get those M&Ms too. I love the mint ones! I am following now...your recipes look great!

Jacqui' said...

These are just the prettiest things ever!!! I bet they're delish

Morgan said...

Yummo, the cupcakes look moist and very delicious. Your pictures turned out gorgeously.

Bobbi said...

These look and sound amazing! They are definitely going to have to be something to try! Have a great week and thanks for the recipe! ♥ BJ

cakeologist said...

Those look delicious! I just picked up a copy of The Cake Doctor today...now I really can't wait to read through it.

Tina @ MOMS CRAZY COOKING said...

We are hosting a linky party THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS with "Everything GREEN for St. Patrick's Day". We would LOVE for you to link up this amazing recipe!

http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/03/this-weeks-cravings-linky-party-20-go.html

Branson @ Reflection of Something said...

I am totally going to try these tomorrow! I am in charge of cake for my mom's bday and we are going st. patty's day green beer crazy, so why not? LOL!

Ross said...

We were looking for something to make with the kids for St.Patricks day. You just gave me the perfect recipe!! We are going to make your green velvet cupcakes!! Thanks for the idea.Another great post by the way!

Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage.com said...

Not only do they sound delicious, but also easy to prepare!

Tina @ MOMS CRAZY COOKING said...

Thanks so much for linking up to THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS "Everything GREEN"! Don't forget to come back next Monday for Chocolate...Chocolate... and more Chocolate!!!

http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/search/label/THIS%20WEEKS%20CRAVINGS

WobiSobi said...

So Beautiful , they look to good to eat. Yummmmmmm!!!!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Oooh, these look wicked yummy.

Brandy and Fam said...

I just found your blog and am your newest follower. These cupcakes look yummy and beautiful!! Thanks for the recipe.