Green Velvet St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes

Green Velvet St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes 

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 16 minutes

Total Time: 46 minutes

Servings: 24

Author Garnish & Glaze

Ingredients: 

For the Cupcakes:

2 cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

4 1/2 tablespoons corn starch

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup butter room temperature

1 1/2 cups sugar

3 eggs room temperature

1 1/4 cup sour cream

1 tablespoon vanilla

1 1/2 tablespoons green liquid food coloring 

 

For the Frosting:

12 ounces cream cheese

6 tablespoons butter

4 cups powdered sugar

2-3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream or milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Sprinkles

Chocolate gold coins

Directions: 

For the Cupcakes
Preparation

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line 24 muffin tins with paper liners. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, corn starch, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
    
    In the bowl of a standing electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add in the eggs one at a time, beating to incorporate each. Mix in the sour cream, vanilla, and food coloring. Mix in the flour until just combined, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.
    
    Spoon batter into cupcake liners and bake for 15-18 minutes or until toothpick comes out with only a few crumbs or clean. Cool completely before adding frosting.
    

For the Frosting

    Cream the butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Mix in the sugar and then the cream and vanilla. Place frosting in a piping bag fitted with a star tip (1M) and pipe onto cupcakes. Add sprinkles and top with a chocolate coin.