Shamrock Shake Cupcakes Recipe

Shamrock Shake Cupcakes Recipe: Moist mint cupcakes topped with  white chocolate whipped cream. Your favorite Mcdonald’s Shake in cupcake form!

Shamrock Shake Cupcakes

If their new (fake??) mozzarella sticks are not enough to get to pop into Mcdonalds,  I bet the Limited Edition Shamrock Shake will lure you in.

Shamrock Shake Cupcakes

I adore Shamrocks shakes both from Mcdonalds and homemade.

Shamrock Shake Cupcakes

These Shamrock Shake cupcakes combine everything I love about those famous shakes. The shamrock shake cupcake has just the right of mint flavor with just a hint of vanilla. Then they’re topped with a sweetened white chocolate whipped cream. Don’t forget the cherry on top!

Shamrock Shake Cupcakes


Shamrock Shake Cupcakes Recipe
Recipe type: Cupcake
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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Serves: 24 Cupcakes
Shamrock Shake Cupcakes Recipe: Moist mint cupcakes topped with white chocolate whipped cream. Your favorite Mcdonald's Shake in cupcake form!
  • For the Shamrock Shake Cupcakes
  • 1¾ Cup Cake Flour
  • 1¼ Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2½ Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1¾ Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Cup Butter, Softened
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Teaspoons Mint Extract
  • Green Food Coloring, If Desired
  • For the Whipped Cream Topping
  • Whipped Cream "Mousse":
  • 1 Pint Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 Tablespoons White Chocolate Instant Pudding Mix
  1. For the Shamrock Shake Cupcakes
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add buttermilk, then eggs one at a time until just combined.
  4. Stir in vanilla, mint extract, baking powder,and salt.
  5. Gradually stir in flours a little at a time until just combined. Do not over mix.
  6. Stir in green food coloring, if desired.
  7. Fill cupcake liners ~3/4 of the way full. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  8. For the Whipped Cream Topping
  9. Using an ice cold bowl/whisk to whip cream and white chocolate pudding mix until stiff peaks form.
  10. Spread or pipe onto cupcakes. Top with maraschino cherries if desired.


Shamrock Shake Cupcakes Recipe adapted via Your Cup of Cake


Shamrock Shake Cupcake Shopping Tips: 

  1. Feel free to substitute a white boxed cake mix if you’d prefer.
  2. Feel free to use store bought whipped topping if you don’t want to make your own.


Trivia Tidbit: 

Did you know the Shamrock Shake was originally lemon lime flavored?

Shamrock Shake Cupcakes

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Shamrock Shake Cupcakes



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