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Servings: 18 -24 cupcakes

Shamrock Shake Cupcakes

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Make Shamrock Shake Cupcakes at home to remind you of your favorite St. Patrick's Day milkshake! Mint cupcakes topped with a vanilla milkshake frosting are perfect for any celebration.


  • 1 box — 15.25oz/432g white cake mix
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 cup 237ml water
  • 1/3 cup 79ml vegetable oil
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon mint or peppermint extract — see note
  • 1/2 teaspoon green food coloring
  • 2 cups 474g heavy whipping cream
  • 4 tablespoons instant vanilla pudding mix
  • Green sprinkles — optional
  • Maraschino cherries — optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cupcake pans with liners.
  2. Place cake mix, egg whites, water, oil, and extract in a large bowl. Whisk vigorously or use a hand mixer to beat until smooth. Add food coloring and stir in carefully.
  3. Fill liners 2/3 full. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.
  4. To make frosting: beat whipped cream with a hand or a stand mixer on high speed. Gradually add the pudding mix and beat until stiff peaks form.
  5. Frost cupcakes (I used a 1M tip) and top with sprinkles and/or a cherry.

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1 cupcake (calories based on 24)) — Calories: 180, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 27mg, Sodium: 174mg, Carbohydrates: 15g, Sugar: 10g, Protein: 3g