St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes Recipe
- 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
- 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.
1 each: 250 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 301mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.
Reviews for St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes
"Very goodI made them vegan so used applesauce instead of eggs and used soy milk. Did not frost them."
"Delicious and easy cupcakes! I added a little green food coloring to the batter also."
"Very easy to make and very good to eat."
"I loved loved loved these!! I have used this recipe many times with different pudding mixes and its great everytime!"
"Is this recipe supposed to have cinnamon & baking soda in it?"
"Moist, delicious and easy! I will try again with other pudding flavors."
"So easy to put together! For the frosting, I purchase ready-made cream cheese frosting in a can and just add a touch of green food coloring gel--it's great!"
"What baking Soda & Cinnamon? I don't see mention of either."
"I really liked these cupcakes. They were simple to make. I took these to work and everyone loved them. You could even use different kinds of pudding to go with whatever the holiday is."
"Easy, adorable, and delicious! I hope to make these on St. Patrick's Day!"
"They are great with the pistachio pudding mix, but tried them as well with lemon pudding mix and lemon extract instead of vanilla and they got rave reviews."
"Very moist! everyone in the office loved them:)"
"THESE CUPCAKES WERE EASY TO MAKE & ARE VERY MOIST. THEY KEEP WELL TOO (4 DAYS OLD & STILL DELISH)."
"Okay I finally just made these cupcakes today as I was waiting for a reply from TOH to correct the recipe. I made mini cupcakes (yielded 52). Couldn't wait to taste them and was very disappointed when I did eat one. They were very blah. These are for the children in my class at school tomorrow. Hopefully the frosting (tinted green with decorations) will make them taste better. Sorry!"
"Directions very easy to follow and the cupcakes were delicious!! Great recipe!"
"We have reviewed the method of this recipe and found an error. (The ingredients and amounts are correct.) The method should read: 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.We apologize for the error but thank you for bringing it to our attention. The revised recipe will be reflected here soon.Taste of Home Test Kitchen"
"I agree the directions are not correct. I made them last night I read to read the directions a few times to see what is was missing."
"I agree with Kerry Amundson (first reviewer) this recipe needs help. I can figure it out but she is right in saying that cinnamon and baking soda are not listed in the list of ingredients. And also there is no mention of when to add the pistachio pudding and vanilla extract. Bad instructions."
"HELP! In the directions it says to combine cinnamon and baking soda with the other dry ingredients BUT THEY ARE NOT LISTED IN THE INGREDIENTS!!!!!"
"My family loves these! They are so simple to make and taste scrumptious. They actually don't even need frosting, but I like to top them with cool whip."
"I make these cupcakes every year and people look forward to them. I make them in miniature papers and they go further."
"These cupcakes are easy to make and very good.I didn't have cream cheese for the frosting so I used vanilla frosting."
"Looks like a winner. The cream cheese frosting sounds delicious.djb1240"
"the cupcakes were really good. i have never eaten pistachio pudding before but enjoyed it. i didnt have a recipe for cream cheese frosting so i bought a readymade can of frosting and tinted it green."