Lucky Charms cupcakes feature a triple dose of luck: a Lucky Charms crust, Lucky Charms mixed into the cupcake batter, and Lucky Charms marshmallows on the frosting.
The pure sugar of the Lucky Charms cereal balances with a not-so-sweet cupcake to create a combination that is magically delicious and enjoyable for kids, adults, and leprechauns alike.
About the Lucky Charms:
One glance at the photo will probably reveal that I made my Lucky Charms cupcakes with homemade Lucky Charms. However, Lucky Charms cupcakes can just as easily be made with store-bought Lucky Charms.
About the Corn Syrup:
Both the cake and the frosting are made using homemade corn syrup. Homemade corn syrup is NOT the same thing as store-bought corn syrup. Instead, it is a sugar syrup that has been flavored with corn. The corn flavor imparts a cereal taste to the cupcake and gives the frosting the aftertaste of sweetened cereal bits that have been left over at the bottom of a bowl of milk.
If you plan on making these Lucky Charms cupcakes, I highly recommend that you take the time to make homemade corn syrup. If that’s not possible, you can still make the Lucky Charms crust (recipe below), but instead of using this cupcake recipe, use a vanilla cupcake recipe (with 1 cup of Lucky Charms mixed into it), and a vanilla frosting.
Lucky Charms Cupcake Recipe