If you are looking for a fun cupcake for the kids for a surprise or for St. Patricks day these Lucky Charms Cupcakes with Marshmallow Icing & Surprise Filling are perfect. They are fun and festive and there are a few things you can do to make them your own and get creative! They will definitely be a hit with the kiddos!
You can use homemade chocolate cupcakes, bakery style vanilla cupcakes or fresh strawberry cupcakes for these or you can also make you boxed caked mix taste like a bakery cake and make any flavor box cake mix you have on hand.
If you are wanting to have a fluffier frosting when making these cupcakes use the Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting instead of the one listed in the directions below.
Lucky Charms Cupcakes
Lucky Charms Cupcakes with Marshmallow Icing & Surprise Filling Ingredients:
- 24 cupcakes
- 1 cup Water
- Green Decorating sprinkles
- 1/4 cup softened Butter
- 7 oz Marshmallow Cream
- 2 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
- 1 to 2 tbsp Milk
- 1-2 cups Lucky Charms cereal
Lucky Charms Cupcakes Directions:
Bake your cupcakes and let them cool.
Combine the butter and marshmallow cream in a bowl and use your stand mixer (I use my kitchenAid) or use a hand mixer and mix until blended well.
Then slowly add the powdered sugar and mix well, then gradually add the milk until the icing is a thin consistency. For these a little bit runnier then normal gives them more of stylish look to go along with the marshmallow icing theme.
Remove half of the icing to another bowl and add green food coloring and mix well to blend color, you can go as dark or bright as you want. If you want darker green add more drop but if you want a bright green go with the neon food coloring.
Transfer green icing to zippered bag and clip corner to pipe or using an icing bag with a wider opening tip.
Using a knife cut a small square in the center of each cupcake and fill with the green icing, you can make the icing go as deep as you want to in the cupcake 🙂 Then cut off inner part of removed “plug” and replace in cupcake. Now your surprise filling is hidden 🙂
Ice top of cupcake with white icing, you can use a spatula if you want it to be flat icing or you can use a piping bag to give it an icing swirl, follow the directions here on How to Create a Cupcake Icing Swirl
Once your cupcakes have icing on them place Lucky Charms pieces on top and sprinkle some green sprinkles on top.