In the Kitchen – Shamrock Surprise

I saw this idea on Pinterest for Christmas and when I was thinking of something to do for St. Patrick’s Day that was a little different I knew it would work perfectly.

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  • 2 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups butter, softened
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • Green food coloring
  • Shamrock cookie cutter


  1. Heat oven to 350°
  2. Grease and flour 10×4 pan
  3. Beat sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla in large mixer on low-speed, scraping bowl constantly for 30 seconds
  4. Beat on high-speed, scraping bowl occasionally for 5 minutes
  5. Beat in flour and baking powder alternately with milk on low-speed
  6. Separate batter into two even halves
  7. Add in food coloring 3 drops at a time until desired color achieved to one half of batter
  8. Bake green colored batter for 70-80 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean
  9. Let cool for 20 minutes (I put mine in the fridge)
  10. Once the green pound cake has cooled you can slice cake into pieces and then using cookie cutter cut out shamrock pieces and place back into pan
  11. Pour remaining uncolored batter over the shamrock pieces and bake for 70-80 minutes again.
  12. Let cool for 20 minutes before removing from pan
  13. Frost cake and serve!

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Frosting Ingredients

  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 4 oz white almond bark, melted
  • 4 tbsp milk

Frosting Directions

  1. Using a stand mixer, mix butter until fluffy
  2. Add 2 cups powdered sugar and beat until well combined
  3. Slowly drizzle in melted almond bark and mix on high for 2 minutes until well combined
  4. Add in 2 cups powdered sugar and 4 tablespoons milk and beat on high until light and fluffy.
  5. You can use as little or as much frosting on your pound cake as you like. You will probably have a lot left, but you can freeze it and keep it for the recipe I will be posting next week!

Frosting is from Love From the Oven // Pound Cake from Betty Crocker’s Cookbook



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