Green Velvet Baby Cakes

These quick and easy Green Velvet Baby Cakes are the best dessert for St. Patrick’s Day! They’re soft, moist mini cupcakes topped with a velvety cream cheese icing!

Lucky Green Velvet Baby Cakes

Lucky Green Velvet Cupcakes Recipe

Here’s a blast from the past recipe that is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day coming up. I remember eating these green velvet baby cakes with the boys last year and they were fantastic, not to mention a breeze to whip up.

You can find all kinds of cute St. Patrick’s Day cupcake liners from Michaels 🙂  Hope you enjoy!!

Green Velvet Baby Cakes on a Platter

Green Velvet Baby Cakes with Cream Cheese Icing

A Green Velvet Cupcake with Cream Cheese Icing

Green Velvet Baby Cakes

These quick and easy Green Velvet Baby Cakes are the best dessert for St. Patrick's Day! They're soft, moist mini cupcakes topped with a velvety cream cheese icing!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings: 36
Calories: 181kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • Oven


For the Mini Cupcakes

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 small box instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt or sour cream
  • 5-8 drops green decorating paste or food coloring

For the Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1 stick softened butter
  • 1 lb powdered sugar
  • yellow decorating paste or food coloring
  • Gold Pearl Dust or sprinkles if desired


For the Mini Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a stand or electric mixer, add cake mix, eggs, water, oil, pudding, and yogurt. Beat on medium for 1 1/2 minutes.
  • Slowly beat in 5-8 drops of green decorating paste until you get desired color of green. Scoop batter into paper lined mini cupcake tins.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes or until cooked through. Let cool completely.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Beat cream cheese and butter until creamy. Slowly add powdered sugar until creamy and thick.
  • Divide frosting into 2 bowls then add in a few drops of yellow food coloring or decorating paste into one. Frost cupcakes and sprinkle with gold pearl dust or sprinkles if desired.


If you use food coloring instead of decorating paste, the colors in your dessert won't be as bright. 


Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 193IU | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg
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My little stinker in the kitchen 🙂

My Son with Cupcake Batter on his Face

My Son in the Kitchen

Have a great week! See you soon 🙂

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  2. Rich K.

    Stupid question here… but, it says “1 small box instant vanilla pudding mix”, do I make the pudding and then add it in or just add in the mix? Sorry, I’m a guy hahaha

  3. linda correia (Scrapporreia)

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your site. You are so inventive and everything is fun and easy to make! I think I link back to your site at least once a week. Thanks for all your fun, yummy treats!

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