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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Pistachio Cupcakes!

Today, we did our own version of "Iron Chef." Our secret ingredient was any kind of nut. We decided on pistachios. mmmmm. I love pistachios. We did a delicious main dish (recipe for that tomorrow!) and pistachio cupcakes for dessert. They were sooooooooo delicious! Super moist and flavorful. I think the frosting was by far the best frosting I've ever had. Not to sound cocky or anything :) Just try it..you will see!

Pistachio Cupcakes
slightly adapted from Real Mom Kitchen 
Real Mom Kitchen








for the cupcakes:
1 box white cake mix(I used French vanilla and that worked too)
1 (3.4oz) package instant pistachio pudding
1 cup canola oil
3 large eggs
1 cup club soda
2 Hershey's chocolate bars, chopped

1. In a large bowl, beat together all of the cupcake ingredients except chocolate with a mixer. Mix on low for 30 seconds and then increase speed and beat for 2 minutes. Add chocolate and mix until evenly dispersed.
2. Place batter in muffin tins that have been lined with liners. Fill 2/3 full. Bake at 350 for 18-22 minutes for regular cupcakes, or 9-11 for miniatures(I did these) or until golden brown.








Pistachio Frosting
adapted ever so slightly from Real Mom Kitchen

1 1/2 c whipping cream
1/2 c milk
4 Tbs powdered sugar
1(3.4oz) package instant pistachio pudding
4-6 drops green food coloring

1. In a large bowl, whip the milk, whipping cream, and powdered sugar until soft peaks form.
2. Beat in the package of pistachio pudding and food coloring until combined and firm peaks form. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes. If desired, sprinkle each cupcake with some chopped pistachios.




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5 Comments:

At June 28, 2011 at 12:41 AM , Blogger Kim Bee said...

Just munching pistachios as I read this. I am so excited to try these. Thanks for sharing.

 
At June 28, 2011 at 7:47 AM , Blogger Erika said...

Of course! Thanks for reading!

 
At August 16, 2011 at 6:51 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you day to add the pudding, is it just the dry pudding mix, or must you prepare it first?

 
At August 16, 2011 at 6:54 PM , Blogger Erika said...

It's just the dry pudding mix :)

 
At November 6, 2011 at 2:44 PM , Blogger Woods said...

Best cupcakes ever!

 

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