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St. Patrick’s Day Pistachio Cupcakes

"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
    about 1-1/2 dozen


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition 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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  • momax2
    Mar 10, 2015

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

  • butterflybirds
    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.

  • mcainmalloy
    Mar 5, 2013

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

  • cynthiaelliott
    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.

  • NeptuneGem
    May 2, 2009

    Great moist cupcakes with a unique flavor.