Rainbow Poke Cupcakes Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day

by Jenni on February 18, 2014

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St. Patrick’s Day seems to always get ripped off when it comes to celebrating, right?! Aside from having to wear green, and getting the soup pinched out of you if you don’t….there’s not much else. Unless you drink green beer. Bleck.

I wanted to share a fun cupcake with you. These Rainbow Poke Cupcakes are so pretty and they’re so much fun to make! You can make a batch up to have at home OR to send to the kids’ classroom for their St. Patty’s Day partayyy! Who doesn’t love St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes?! Before going any further…if you’re more of a throw together and go, then this St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Charms Trail Mix might be more your style!

If you’ve never had poke cake, you’re really missing out on a crazy bunch of goodness. Talk about moist. YUM! I first had poke cake when I was pregnant with little man. My sis in law made one for Easter and I swear, I could have ate the entire cake. I would have cut someone if they’d tried to stop me!

These rainbow poke cupcakes are JUST as good. You can’t eat just one. The recipe and some photos are below. If you’d like the printable version of the recipe to keep in your recipe box – just scroll down and you’ll find it.

rainbow poke cupcakes

See how pretty they are?!

 

rainbow poke cupcakes

Rainbow Poke Cupcakes Ingredients:

1 box White Cake Mix
1 cup Water
1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
3 Eggs
3 oz Lime Gelatin
1 cup boiling Water
1/2 cup cold water
AirHeads Extremes
2 tbsp Milk
1 cup softened Butter
4 cup Powdered Sugar
Green Food Coloring

 

DIRECTIONS

Make cupcakes according to box directions.
After baking move to wire rack to cool completely.

rainbow poke cupcakes

Poke holes in each cupcake.
Mix Jello and boiling water stir until dissolved.
Add 1/2 cup cold water and pour over cupcakes.

rainbow poke cupcakes

Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.

In a large bowl, cream the butter.
Beat in the milk mixing until fluffy.
Transfer 1/4 of the icing to the corner of medium size zipper bag, try to minimize trapped air and close. Clip a small piece off the corner to pipe. Set aside.

Add several drops of green food coloring to remaining icing and mix until color is blended.
Transfer icing to the corner of large size zipper bag. Clip a small piece off the corner to pipe.
Cut each strip of the airheads into 2 1/2 – 3 inch lengths.
Ice the top of each cupcake with green icing.
Pipe a white cloud on each side of the green and insert the airheads strip between them to make a rainbow.

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Rainbow Poke Cupcakes Perfect for St. Patrick's Day
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 box White Cake Mix
  • 1 cup Water
  • ⅓ cup Vegetable Oil
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3 oz Lime Gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling Water
  • ½ cup cold water
  • AirHeads Extremes
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 1 cup softened Butter
  • 4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • Green Food Coloring
Instructions
  1. Make cupcakes according to box directions
  2. After baking move to wire rack to cool completely.
  3. Poke holes in each cupcake
  4. Mix Jello and boiling water stir until dissolved.
  5. Add ½ cup cold water and pour over cupcakes.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
  7. In a large bowl, cream the butter.
  8. Beat in the milk mixing until fluffy.
  9. Transfer ¼ of the icing to the corner of medium size zipper bag, try to minimize trapped air and close. Clip a small piece off the corner to pipe. Set aside.
  10. Add several drops of green food coloring to remaining icing and mix until color is blended.
  11. Transfer icing to the corner of large size zipper bag. Clip a small piece off the corner to pipe.
  12. Cut each strip of the airheads into 2½ - 3 inch lengths.
  13. Ice the top of each cupcake with green icing.
  14. Pipe a white cloud on each side of the green and insert the airheads strip between them to make a rainbow.

Now, go make your cupcakes. Now. You won’t regret it! What’s your favorite thing about St. Patrick’s Day? We’d love to hear your comments!

Jenni

Jenni

Jenni here! I'm the owner and primary blogger here at Sweet Pennies from Heaven. Married to my better half for 17 years and mom to one awesome little boy. We have 2 dogs, Pepper and Izzy. My favorite thing to do is nap. I love sweets and coffee. Sweet coffee.

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Theresa @DearCreatives February 22, 2014 at 7:38 pm

These are super cute cupcakes! I bet they are yummy too! come share them at my weekly party if you want to. Had to come grab the recipe. Hope to make some soon. ;)

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Kim@SoliloquyOfFood.com February 22, 2014 at 9:48 pm

I have never made, nor had, a poke cake. These are adorable, I am pinning them! Found you on ‘Bouquet Of Talent Party’. Have a happy St. Paddys :)

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Tricia February 24, 2014 at 1:48 pm

What a creative idea for St. Patrick’s Day! I like the idea of using the Airheads for the rainbows.

Tricia
http://designandcanines.blogspot.com

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Claire February 24, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Great and creative, love these cakes :) thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays…

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Claire March 2, 2014 at 4:04 pm

Thanks again for sharing, featuring and pinning this week at the blog hop :)

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Chrystal@YUMeating February 25, 2014 at 2:51 pm

These are so cute! I’ve pinned them to my “Good to be Irish” board. Might just have to give these a go as they look like so much fun!

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Blair @ The Seasoned Mom February 26, 2014 at 1:13 pm

Not only do these look beautiful, but I know that they would taste delicious. Such a fun idea and my kids will love them. Thanks for sharing!

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Megin February 27, 2014 at 2:04 pm

I love the little rainbow! Thank you for sharing this at DIY Showcase on VMG206. I’m featuring your post today in my 10 St. Patrick’s Day Ideas Round Up!
~ Megin of VMG206

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Laura@Baking In Pyjamas March 2, 2014 at 8:33 am

I love the rainbow candy on top, very cute! Thanks for sharing at Sweet and Savoury Sundays, I’d love you to stop by this weekend and link up!

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Kezzie March 2, 2014 at 4:50 pm

The rainbow poke cake is just the sweetest thing!!! What a gorgeous idea!!!! I’m off to show
my cake making sister!x

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Jill March 3, 2014 at 7:20 am

These are almost too cute to eat!

Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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Tammy @ creativekkids.com March 4, 2014 at 2:20 am

Those are beautiful! Great job on making something so festive for St. Patrick’s Day–we just do corned beef :). Thanks for linking up with the Tasty Tuesday’s Link-up. I have pinned your post to the Tasty’s Tuesday’s Pinterest Board!

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Jenni Jenni March 4, 2014 at 10:29 am

Thanks for hosting the Link up!

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Mindie Hilton March 4, 2014 at 9:29 am

Featuring this Friday at the party!

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Jenni Jenni March 4, 2014 at 10:26 am

Thanks Mindie!! I appreciate it and can’t wait!

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Cathy March 4, 2014 at 11:35 am

Thank you for linking up at Tasty Tuesdays! Your post has been pinned to my Recipes from Tasty Tuesday board. I can’t wait to see what you link up this week!
Have a terrific week!
Cathy

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Jenni Jenni March 4, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Thanks for having me Cathy! I appreciate the weekly linkup! Ohh, and thanks so much for pinning.

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Adelien Tan March 6, 2014 at 2:58 am

You are very creative in matching up your recipe with thematic days and celebration. Pin in already in the Pintastic Pinteresting Party board.

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Diana Rambles March 7, 2014 at 8:54 am

Congratulations! This post is (going to be) featured over at Diana Rambles today and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest, Tweeted, and Recommended on G+. Please grab a featured button off my sidebar or via the link under the features. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!

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Carrie March 10, 2014 at 7:47 pm

Just looking at these makes me incredibly happy. They are so cute! My mother-in-law makes a similar poke cake with orange gelatin, so I *know* these would be amazing. And despite how cute as they are, I wouldn’t have any trouble eating them! ;)

Thanks for linking up at Wordy Wednesday!

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Jenni Jenni March 10, 2014 at 7:49 pm

Thank you Carrie! I love poke cakes. The first time I ever had one was when I was pregnant and my sister in law made one for Easter. I could have ate the entire thing!!

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Molly March 17, 2014 at 11:44 am

I absolutely love these. I just created a St Patricks Day board just to put great recipes and inspiration like this on it :) Thank you for linking up to our Lovely Ladies link party, I’ve included your cupcakes in a fabulous round-up on my blog if you’d like to check it out http://bit.ly/1oi8Vbh
Happy St Patrick’s Day!

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