Rainbow Poke Cupcakes Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day

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

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Comments

  1. says

    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

  2. says

    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!

  3. says

    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!

  4. Cathy says

    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

  5. says

    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!

  6. says

    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!

    • Jenni says

      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!!

  7. says

    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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