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Green Velvet Cupcakes

Green Velvet Cupcakes – Deliciously moist and fluffy green vanilla cupcakes topped with a cream cheese frosting and Christmas sprinkles!

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Today, I bring you a festive cupcake recipe – Green Velvet Cupcakes! These cupcakes are super moist and so fluffy from using Greek-style yoghurt and cake flour, and topped with a deliciously sweet cream cheese frosting and Christmas sprinkles. Originally, these cupcakes were going to be red velvet, but I couldn’t resist picking up the Holly Leaf colour!

Green Velvet Cupcakes | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

Green Velvet Cupcakes | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

A super quick and easy recipe, these cupcakes can be made on Christmas morning, or can even be made a day in advance if you’re short for time. Simply cover the cupcakes and store at room temperature, and keep the frosting in the fridge until ready to use.

Green Velvet Cupcakes | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

Green Velvet Cupcakes | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

These cupcakes are absolutely delicious. Infused with just enough vanilla extract, and a hint of cocoa powder, these were a huge hit with my family, and I’m sure they will be with yours, too!

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Enjoy!

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Green Velvet Cupcakes

Deliciously moist and fluffy green vanilla cupcakes topped with a cream cheese frosting and Christmas sprinkles!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yields 12 cupcakes

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes

  • 1 and 1/2 cups cake flour* 150g
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 3/4 cup caster/granulated sugar 150g
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter 115g, melted
  • 1/2 cup Greek style yoghurt 120g
  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • Green food colouring

For the Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 cup cream cheese 225g, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter 115g, softened
  • 5 cups icing/powdered sugar 625g
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

For the Cupcakes

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with muffin cases, and set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Whisk together the eggs. Add the sugar, and whisk until combined. Add the vanilla extract, butter, and yoghurt, and whisk until combined. Mix in the vinegar, and green food colouring until you reach your desired colour. Fold in the dry ingredients. Add more colouring if needed.
  4. Divide the batter evenly between the muffin cups, filling only 2/3 full.
  5. Bake for 15 - 17 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool for 5 minutes in the pan, before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Using a handheld or stand mixer, beat together the cream cheese and butter until smooth and creamy. Beat in the icing sugar until smooth and spreadable, then beat in the vanilla. Transfer the frosting to a piping bag, and frost the cooled cupcakes, or use a knife to frost like pictured. Decorate with sprinkles, or cupcake crumbs!

Notes

*Make your own cake flour! Measure out 1 and 1/2 cups (187g) of plain/all-purpose flour, remove 3 tablespoons, and replace with 3 tablespoons of cornflour/cornstarch. Sift well. Leftover cupcakes can be stored, covered tightly, in the fridge for up to 3 days. Frosted or unfrosted cupcakes can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge. Cupcakes can be made 1 day in advance, covered, and stored at room temperature. Cover the frosting, and store in the fridge until ready to use.

Did you make this recipe? Take a photo and share it on Instagram with the hashtag #marshasbakingaddiction, or tag me at  @marshasbakeblog. I would love to see!

Green Velvet Cupcakes | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

Green Velvet Cupcakes | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

5 Comments

  • Reply
    Demeter | Beaming Baker
    December 12, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    These cupcakes are just perfect for the holidays! I think it’s safe to say that getting a dozen of these would be so much better than getting any other gift. 🙂 Love how festively you decorated these, Marsha! 🙂 Happy holidays, indeed. Pinned. xo

    • Reply
      Marsha
      December 13, 2016 at 12:59 pm

      Thanks, Demeter! 🙂 xo

  • Reply
    Vanessa @Vanessa Baked
    December 15, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Such a fun cupcake idea! They look great!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      December 16, 2016 at 11:17 am

      Thanks, Vanessa!

  • Reply
    Miranda
    December 17, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Green velvet cupcakes are such a fun idea! They are so festive!

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