With St Patrick’s Day approaching on March 17th, make these easy Brownie Cupcakes to celebrate. They are so cute and have a pot-of-gold surprise hiding inside!

These Brownie Cupcakes have a pot of gold for St Patrick's Day celebrations

They are easy to make with your favorite brownie mix and icing. You can find the edible gold sprinkles at any cake decorating store and sometimes at the supermarket. But we often just order them online to save time shopping around. Shamrock decorations are also fun to put on top!

If you’re going to a parade or party elsewhere, these cupcakes travel nicely. Just chill them for several hours to let the frosting firm up, and pack them in an airtight container. People have so much fun eating them on the day!

Don’t forget that kids will love helping to make this recipe.

Video: Brownie Cupcakes for St Patrick’s Day

Watch our quick tutorial to see how to make them:

These Brownie Pot-of-gold Cupcakes are great for St Patrick's Day
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Surprise Brownie Cupcakes for St Patrick's Day

Brownie cupcakes with a pot of gold inside - perfect for birthdays or St Patrick's Day
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 222 kcal


  • 1 box brownie mix
  • ingredients called for on brownie mix box
  • 1 tube White frosting
  • 4-5 drops green food coloring
  • edible gold-colored sprinkles


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease a 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Prepare the brownie batter according to instructions on the box. Pour evenly into the muffin cups. Bake 15-20 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean.
  3. Cool for at least 10 minutes and remove from the pan. Meanwhile, make the green frosting in a small bowl by mixing the white icing with several drops of green food coloring.
  4. Once cool, create a 1/2-inch depression in each brownie using the end of a whisk. Fill each with about a teaspoon of gold sprinkles. Then pipe frosting onto each cupcake. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Surprise Brownie Cupcakes for St Patrick's Day
Amount Per Serving
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Sodium 154mg 6%
Potassium 111mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Sugars 0.3g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 0.1%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 1%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

For more St Patrick’s Day desserts, try our irresistible Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes for St Patrick’s Day recipe.

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