Pot-O-Gold Brownie Cupcakes – The Perfect St.Patrick’s Day Dessert!

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These delicious Pot-O-Gold Brownie Cupcakes are the perfect St.Patrick’s Day Dessert! will be a hit at any fun St.Patrick’s day event. Made with deliciousness and filled with a magical surprise these will be a fun treat for everyone to enjoy.

Who wouldn’t love to find a Pot-O-Gold? Although the probability is slim to none these Pot-O-Gold Brownie Cupcakes will be the next best thing. Using a delicious brownie base and homemade buttercream frosting (because let’s face it, homemade is always tastier) your taste buds will think they hit the jackpot.  This treat is so easy to make and it comes with a fun filling surprise to make these brownies a hit at any gathering.These delicious Pot-O-Gold Brownie Cupcakes are the perfect St.Patrick's Day Dessert! will be a hit at any fun St.Patrick's day event. Made with deliciousness and filled with a magical surprise these will be a fun treat for everyone to enjoy.

They are so easy to make yet look so picture perfect, people will think you spent hours working over a hot stove just to perfect these. But beware don’t leave them laying around because chances are little leprechauns will leave you with only crumbs.

So check out this delicious recipe perfect for St.Patrick’s Day or change it up for any fun holiday by changing up the frosting and sprinkle colors. The sky is the limit to what you can create with this delicious treat!


Brownie Mix

Gold Sprinkles

For Butter Cream Frosting

4 cups of powdered sugar

1 Cup (2 sticks) of Softened butter (we have used both salted and unsalted, but we normally use salted.)

2-3 teaspoons of vanilla

1-2 tablespoons of milk

Green Gel food coloring


To begin just follow your brownie recipe. Some brownie packages give you the option for cupcakes and some don’t I went with a regular Wilton 6 Cupcake pan. Most brownie mixes will give you about 12 brownie cupcakes a box. If it doesn’t include instructions I went with 23 minutes at 350degrees for the cupcakes and that worked perfectly.

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Make sure and grease the pan well because these guys will get stuck in there and may fall apart when trying to get them out (True story).

Once they’ve cooled down a bit let them finish cooling on a wire rack.shamrock brownie cupcakes 3

While they’re cooling down go ahead and get the frosting started.

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I know that many might opt for store bought frosting but homemade is so easy to make and oh so delicious!

Start off with 2 cups of powdered sugar and add the softened butter. Start mixing until it starts combining.

Then add vanilla and milk then continue adding powdered sugar slowly.

Keep the Milk on hand in case the frosting is too thick you can thin it down a bit.

Add a few drops of the gel food coloring until you get the desired green you like.

And Voila! You’re done!

To get the surprise filling you will cut out a little piece of the middle of the brownie

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and fill with sprinkles.

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Cover as best you can the hole with the brownie filling you took out. brownie cupcake 2

Finally use a frosting bag (or a plastic bag with the corner cut out) to frost the cupcakes. Adding the golden sprinkles to the top.

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This is such a delicious treat  filled with gorgeous gold sprinkles.

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These will be the hit of any party or gathering.

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  • Reply Melissa Ponnudurai

    i thought these were super cute…but guess they are not for me….i sprayed the heck out of the pans…and tried it 3 times….different types of spray too…no matter what i did…i couldnt get the brownies out of the pans 🙁

    March 17, 2018 at 11:48 am
  • Reply BILL HOFF

    We are always looking for different treats to prepare the grandkids…and me!

    May 13, 2017 at 10:55 pm
  • Reply ellen beck

    I like how easy these are. It is so much easier to add the gold in the way you did. I like too how it is a brownie hich holds up ell and I like the green frosting.

    May 9, 2017 at 9:43 pm
  • Reply janie vezina

    these look so yummy.

    March 12, 2017 at 9:37 pm
  • Reply denise low

    Oh My these cupcakes look delicious. My grandkids would love them to.

    March 12, 2017 at 6:01 pm
  • Reply Mia

    Oh my goodness what a clever idea to use the gold sprinkles. Delicious and fun.

    March 12, 2017 at 5:19 pm
  • Reply Lisa Coomer Queen

    These look delicious! I bet my granddaughter will love making them with me. Thanks for the recipe.

    March 11, 2017 at 1:40 pm
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    I love these for 2 reasons!! One, you cannot go wrong with brownies as cupcakes and two, hidden golden surprise!! SO FUN!!

    March 11, 2017 at 12:41 pm
  • Reply Kimberly Flickinger

    These cupcakes look and sound delicious, very creative. Happy Spring!

    March 11, 2017 at 12:12 am
  • Reply rochelle haynes

    Looking good like to try this

    March 10, 2017 at 8:07 am
  • Reply Laura

    Putting the golden sprinkles in is a really cute idea!

    March 10, 2017 at 5:33 am
  • Reply Kathleen Tracey

    I love the little surprise in the middle of these brownies and the icing is a plus. I’m going to pin this one so I can give it a try.

    March 9, 2017 at 11:35 pm
  • Reply Jo-Ann Brightman

    These are delicious cupcakes and I would love to make them.

    March 9, 2017 at 8:07 pm
  • Reply Deborah D

    These cupcakes look super moist. What fun to make and eat.

    March 9, 2017 at 12:39 am
  • Reply Brandi Dawn

    These look super yummy. I love the filling, what an awesome idea!

    March 8, 2017 at 7:42 pm
  • Reply Amy Green

    I love the color contrasts on these cupcakes. I never would have thought to use gold for the sprinkles! I probably would have used green. My family is going to go nuts for these. Everyone in our house loves chocolate.

    March 8, 2017 at 7:24 pm
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