Subscribe to Email Updates

Latest Blog Post

Holidays, Tips, Holiday Shopping

8 Tips for Bringing in More Earnings All Holiday Season

The holidays are the best time to shop with gift cards, even if you don’t participate all year long. It feels good to raise money for your organization during the season of giving—and it doesn’t require you to spend money on things you don’t want, or give money out of your own pocket. From garland to gifts that give back and everything in between, use gift cards for all your holiday essentials.

Chloe Wasserburger
By Chloe Wasserburger
on 11/27/19 5:07 PM
   

St. Patrick’s Day Recipe: Pot of Gold Cupcakes

Louise Sanderson
by Louise Sanderson on 3/13/17 1:45 PM

Pot_of_Gold_Cupcakes

Are your kids requesting all things green for St. Patrick’s Day? Now you can make them happy without using tons of food dye with this magically tasty cupcake.

While these cupcakes look like they take a baking professional to put them together, rest assured that they’re not as difficult as they seem. If you want to cut corners, you could just buy chocolate cupcakes with green frosting at the store, which is what Rebecca from Sugar & Soul did when she originally made these. Baking the 24 cupcakes at home, though, is absolutely worth it!

 

 

 

What you need:

Cupcakes:

  • 1 Box of chocolate fudge cake mix
  • 1 pack of Jell-O instant chocolate pudding
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • Mini chocolate chips eyeball this and add as many as you want!

Buttercream Frosting:

  • 1 cup of unsalted butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp heavy cream
  • 5+ drops of green food coloring

Pot of Gold:

  • 24 miniature peanut butter cups
  • ¼ cup of peanut butter
  • 1 container of candy pearls
  • 1 package airheads extremes rainbow berry

Instructions:

  1. Combine all cupcake ingredients and fill the pan ¾ of the way full.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375°F but drop it down to 350°F when you put the cupcakes in. Bake the cupcakes for 18-22 minutes, or until a toothpick comes clean.
  3. While cupcakes bake, mix butter and sugar on low. Continue to mix while adding vanilla and heavy cream.
  4. Stir green food coloring into the frosting and once cupcakes are cool, pipe on frosting.
  5. To make the pots of gold, put a thin layer of peanut butter on top of the peanut butter cup. Stick candy pearls on it and place more pearls on top after adding a bit of peanut butter.
  6. Place the pot of gold onto the cupcake, then stick the airhead in the frosting to form a rainbow— they might need to be cut to stay in place.
  7. Enjoy!

Next Steps:

  • Need more St. Patrick's Day inspiration? Check out our Pinterest board!
  • You can earn a few dollars on everything you need for this recipe if you purchase ingredients with scrip. Learn more here!

New Call-to-action

Leave a comment

Louise Sanderson
Written by Louise Sanderson
Attending public schools all her life and being a three-sport athlete, Louise is no novice to fundraising. When she's not writing copy for Great Lakes Scrip Center, Louise can be found playing recreational sports too competitively, or spending quality time with her dog.

Related posts

8 Tips for Bringing in More Earnings All Holiday Season

The holidays are the best time to shop with gift cards, even if you don’t participate all year long. It feels good to raise...

Chloe Wasserburger
By Chloe Wasserburger - November 27, 2019
8 Tips for Bringing in Earnings All Holiday Season

From garland to gifts that give back and everything in between, use scrip on all your holiday essentials and earn even more...

Louise Sanderson
By Louise Sanderson - December 11, 2018
Treat Yourself on Valentine’s Day and Earn

Regardless of what your thoughts are about Valentine’s Day, you might think fondly of a day full of pampering and prioritizing...

Louise Sanderson
By Louise Sanderson - February 12, 2018
Easy Christmas Treat Recipe: Peppermint Patties

If you’re tired of the same old sugar cookies, we have a delicious recipe we pulled from our Team Member cookbook: homemade...

Louise Sanderson
By Louise Sanderson - December 22, 2017