Lucky Charm Cupcakes

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5 from 5 votes
These Lucky Charm Cupcakes are made with cereal milk which adds a unique and complex flavor. Your kids will love these Lucky Charms Cupcakes.
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 43 minutes
Cooling: 1 hour
Total: 2 hours 3 minutes
Lucky Charm Cupcakes

These Lucky Charm Cupcakes are a fun St Patrick’s Day treat made with cereal milk, which adds a unique flavor. Your kids will love them!

Lucky Charm Cupcakes

The perfect St Patrick’s Day cupcakes are made with this lucky charm recipe. It will not disappoint. Using cereal milk really gives this lucky charm cupcake recipe a complex flavor. For more St. Patrick’s Day dessert ideas check out this link for inspiration.


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What We Love About These Lucky Charms Cupcakes

Did you know that they make a chocolate and fruity version of Lucky Charms? See more about this iconic cereal here.

  • Cereal Milk: These Lucky Charms Cupcakes feature a cereal milk, which is milk that has been soaked with the cereal part of lucky charms. Doing this adds more complex, buttery yet sweet flavor.
  • Easy Ingredients: Although this recipe may sounds bit more complicated, the ingredients very pantry friendly, you most likely already have majority of the items.
  • Family Friendly: Your kids will love these St Patrick’s day cupcakes especially because of the lucky charms!
Lucky Charm Cupcakes on table and little cake plates.

Ingredient Notes

  • Lucky Charms: In order to make the cereal milk, you will need to separate the cereal from the lucky charms marshmallows. Reserved the marshmallows to use to decorate the St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes.
  • Oil: You can use vegetable, canola, or any neutral oil of your choice.
  • Cornstarch: Adding cornstarch helps to create a super soft and fluffy, yet moist cake texture.

Equipment Needed

How to Make These St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

These are the basic steps for making this Lucky Charm Cupcake recipe. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Separating lucky charms from the cereal.

STEP 1: MAKE THE CEREAL MILK

Make the cereal milk by baking lucky charm cereal, allow to cool fully. Then add baked cereal to milk and allow to soak for 15 minutes, then drain the milk from the cereal pieces.

STEP 2: MIX TOGETHER THE CAKE BATTER

In bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, cornstarch, and salt. Then in a separate bowl beat butter, oil, and sugar, next stir in eggs, vanilla, and cereal milk. Incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until combined.

STEP 3: BAKE THE CUPCAKES

Line cupcake tin with cupcake liners and bake for 28 minutes at 350 degrees. To check doneness, use a toothpick, if it comes out clean it means the cupcakes are ready.

Creating the cupcake batter.

STEP 4: CREATE THE FROSTING

Now make your frosting, beat together powdered sugar, cereal milk, and vanilla extract. If you want, you can also add green food coloring to get a green frosting Add frosting to a piping bake.

STEP 5: FROST AND DECORATE THE BAKED CUPCAKES

Allow cupcakes to cool completely before frosting. Frost cupcakes by making dollops of frosting along the edges of the cupcakes. Then top with Lucky Charm marshmallows and sprinkles.

The final cooked cupcakes before and after icing and decorating.

Prep and Storage Tips for Lucky Charm Treats

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

This lucky charm recipe is the perfect to make ahead of time, you can make this the day or night before you intend to eat them. Eat could even make the cupcakes are night and then frost them in the morning.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

These St. Patricks Day cupcakes should be stored in an air tight container at room temperature, you could also keep in fridge. The lucky charm treats will be good for 3-4 days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Wrap each St Patricks day cupcake individually in plastic wrap and freeze for up to 3 months.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS CEREAL MILK?

Cereal milk is milk that has sweet and rich flavor from letting toasted cereal soak in it. Cereal milk is a great may to add extra flare to some baked good recipes!

CAN I SUBSTITUTE FROOT LOOPS IN PLACE OF LUCKY CHARMS?

You can switch up the type of cereal you use to make the cereal milk to add more variety and fun flavors!

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED?

Yes, this recipe can be double, just increase ingredients.

WHAT IS THE MOST POPULAR FOOD ON ST. PATRICKS DAYS?

The most common food served and eaten on St. Patrick’s Day is corned beef and cabbage.

Lucky Charm Cupcakes with lucky charms box in background.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: If you are hosting a St. Patty’s Day party or making it for your kids to bring to school, this recipe can easily be doubled by increased the ingredients proportionally.
  • Switch up the Cereal: Instead of St Patricks cupcakes, you could totally switch the type of cereal you use to make the cereal milk, you could do so many flavors such as Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, or even Corn Flakes.
  • Icing: Instead of typical buttercream frosting, try an adult version by adding alcohol such as irish whiskey like baileys irish cream.
  • Chocolate: Make a chocolate cupcake by adding cocoa powder to the bake batter and frost with a cream cheese frosting.

What to Serve with St Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

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Lucky Charm Cupcakes
5 from 5 votes

Lucky Charm Cupcakes

Yield: 18 cupcakes
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 43 minutes
Cooling: 1 hour
Total: 2 hours 3 minutes
These Lucky Charm Cupcakes are made with cereal milk which adds a unique and complex flavor. Your kids will love these Lucky Charms Cupcakes.
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Ingredients

Cake Ingredients:

  • 3 cups Lucky Charms, cereal separated from marshmallows
  • 2 cups Milk *only 3/4 of the milk to be used in the batter
  • 1 1/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoons Salt
  • 1/2 cup Butter, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 3/4 cup White Sugar
  • 2 Eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Butter, softened
  • 3-4 cups Powdered Icing Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Cereal Milk*
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Rainbow Sprinkles, as desired

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300F.
  • Spread the Lucky Charms cereal (no marshmallows) onto a lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, stirring halfway. Allow cereal to cool.
  • Place the cooled cereal and milk in a large bowl and allow to soak for 15 minutes.
  • Drain and save the milk and discard the cereal.
  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Line one and a half muffin trays with cupcake liners and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cornstarch and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the butter, oil and sugar for 2 minutes until light-colored.
  • Beat in the eggs, vanilla extract and 3/4 cup of the reserved cereal milk.
  • Beat in the dry ingredients until just incorporated.
  • Scoop the cupcake batter into the prepared liners using a 1/3 cup measuring cup and bake for 24-28 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow the cupcake to cool completely before frosting.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the butter, 3 cups of the powdered sugar, 2 Tablespoons of the cereal milk and the vanilla extract. Beat for 2 minutes before adjusting the texture with additional powdered sugar, if needed.
  • Scoop the frosting into a piping bag fit with a large star tip.

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: If you are hosting a St. Patty’s Day party or making it for your kids to bring to school, this recipe can easily be doubled by increased the ingredients proportionally.
  • Switch up the Cereal: Instead of St Patricks cupcakes, you could totally switch the type of cereal you use to make the cereal milk, you could do so many flavors such as Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, or even Corn Flakes.
  • Icing: Instead of typical buttercream frosting, try an adult version by adding alcohol such as irish whiskey like baileys irish cream.
  • Chocolate: Make a chocolate cupcake by adding cocoa powder to the bake batter and frost with a cream cheese frosting.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 555IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, cupcakes, dessert, lucky charms, shamrock, St. Patrick’s Day

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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

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