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St. Patrick's Day Pistachio Cupcakes Recipe

St. Patrick's Day Pistachio Cupcakes Recipe

"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 YIELD:18 servings


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


  • 1. In a bowl, combine the flour, pudding mix, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir in chocolate chips. In another bowl, combine the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients until well mixed.
  • 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 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Frost and decorate as desired. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

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

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Reviewed Mar. 10, 2015

"Excellent recipe. I make these every year, although I prefer to top them with a butter cream icing."

Reviewed Mar. 8, 2015

"Very good and especially tasty with homemade cream cheese frosting. I tinted the frosting with green food coloring and sprinkled with green sugar and jimmies."

Reviewed Mar. 5, 2013

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

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."

Reviewed May. 2, 2009

"Great moist cupcakes with a unique flavor."

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