St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes Recipe
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St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes Recipe

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These cupcakes go together super-quick. Pistachio pudding mix gives them a mild flavor and pretty pastel color that makes them perfect for St. Patrick's Day. —Kathy Meyer, Almond, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Green food coloring, optional
  • Cream cheese frosting

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 250 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 301mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (18g sugars, trace fiber), 4g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, pudding mix, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, beat the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; add to dry ingredients and mix until blended.
  2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 375° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Add food coloring to frosting if desired; frost cupcakes. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes in Quick Cooking March/April 2000, p55

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Reviewed Mar. 6, 2013

"Delicious and easy cupcakes! I added a little green food coloring to the batter also."

Reviewed Mar. 11, 2012

"Very easy to make and very good to eat."

Reviewed Mar. 4, 2012

"I loved loved loved these!! I have used this recipe many times with different pudding mixes and its great everytime!"

Reviewed Mar. 1, 2012

"Is this recipe supposed to have cinnamon & baking soda in it?"

Reviewed Mar. 22, 2011

"Moist, delicious and easy! I will try again with other pudding flavors."

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