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Celebrate St. Patrick’s day, or any day, with these festive Lucky Charm Cupcakes! The moist cake uses cereal milk to capture the flavor and is topped with the iconic charm marshmallows!
It is almost St Patrick’s day! We love this holiday for a number of reasons:
First, green is my favorite color. It happens to also be the color representing the holiday!
Second, it is my sisters birthday!
These sweet cupcakes were created and inspired by her love for Lucky Charms. Made with cereal soaked milk and topped with cereal marshmallows. This truly is a lucky cupcake recipe!
What you need to make cereal milk cupcakes:
- Lucky Charms
- All-purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- Granulated sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Lemon yogurt
What is cereal milk?
To achieve the flavor of Lucky Charms, I decided to use cereal milk. I saw this idea in a friends cookbook and fell in love with the overall idea. She used captain crunch, so all I did was swap it for the marshmallow filled breakfast.
But what exactly is cereal milk? It is milk that has been soaked in your favorite cereal and the pieces strained out. The end result is that sweet milk you get after enjoying a bowl of your favorite cereal.
Tips for perfect cupcakes:
- Always use room temperature ingredients. This will ensure everything mixes together smoothly and fully.
- Test your oven temperature. The last thing you want is to over bake your cupcakes. This will result in a dry and crumbly cake.
- Use a cookie scoop to get even cake sizing.
- Cool your cupcakes completely before frosting.
I topped these cupcakes with a sweet cereal milk buttercream. Butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and cereal milk are whipped until a smooth and creamy texture is achieved. This gives you a dreamy and perfect cupcake topping.
What is the difference between buttercream and frosting?
I get this question regularly, but what is the real difference between the two?
- Frosting is usually made with a base of shortening or cream cheese. This is combined with powdered sugar and whipped to a fluffy consistency.
- Buttercream is made with butter in place of the shortening. The remaining ingredients are the same, but the end result is a silky buttercream with a slightly less chemical taste.
Bakers tip: Do NOT leave off the marshmallows! While the cereal milk does provide a bit of lucky taste, the marshmallows are what bring the flavors together. You can pick out the bright colored treats from a box of cereal OR you can order some here.
I opted for the first version. It took me about 10 minutes to separate the cereal from the marshmallows.
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