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

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"On St. Patrick's Day our family gets together for a special dinner and other festivities," explains Susan Frantz of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. "Green is dominant in most of the food we serve, so these cupcakes tinted with pistachio pudding mix are a perfect addition.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 18 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup cream cheese frosting
  • Green sprinkles and/or chocolate jimmies

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 270 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 245 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, pudding mix, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, combine the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  2. Fill foil or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 375° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Frost and decorate as desired. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes in Quick Cooking March/April 2003, p47

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 270 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 245 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 5, 2013

my kids LOVED these - i have been requested to make them again for this St Patty's Day

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Reviewed Mar. 17, 2010

These cupcakes were delicious. They were very moist and the cream cheese icing topped them off. I tinted the icing green. They were a great treat for St. Patrick's Day.

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Reviewed May. 2, 2009

Great moist cupcakes with a unique flavor.

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