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Pistachio Cupcakes

by Laura

Today is the last of my green recipes for St. Patty’s Day.  I must say that it was fun.  I did save the best recipe for last.  These pistachio cupcakes turn out very light, moist, and fluffy.  Oh, and the frosting is nice and creamy with the light flavor of pistachio pudding.  They are HEAVENLY I tell you, just HEAVENLY!
The recipe is one I adapted from tablespoon.com which was shared by The Girl Who Ate Everything.  The original recipe said it made 18 cupcakes but mine over flowed as you can probably tell in the picture.  I recommend doing at least 21 cupcakes.  There should be enough frosting to go on the 21 if you don’t pile it too high. With the way I frosted mine, I had just enough to do the 18 cupcakes with a little extra.
If pistachio ain’t your thing, you can always whip up a batch of the green velvet cupcakes I posted last year.

Pistachio Cupcakes
Cupcake:

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 (3.5 oz) package instant pistachio pudding
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup club soda

Frosting:

  • 1 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup milk (I used skim)
  • 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 1 (3.5 oz) package instant pistachio pudding
  • 4-6 drops green food coloring
  • 1/4 cup chopped pistachios, optional
  1. In a large bowl, beat together all of the cupcake ingredients with a mixer.  Mix on low for 30 seconds then increase speed and beat for 2 minutes.  Beware that the club soda with cause the ingredients to puff while adding them to the bowl.
  2. Place batter in muffin tins that have been lined with liners.  You only need to line 21 muffin tins.  Fill tins about 2/3 of the way full with batter.
  3. Bake at 350 for 18-22 minutes until golden.  Allow cupcakes to cool.
  4. Once cupcakes have cooled you can make the frosting.  In a large bowl, whip together the milk, whipping cream, and powdered sugar until soft peaks form.  I did this in my kitchen aid.
  5. Then beat in the package of pistachio pudding and food coloring until combined and firm peaks form.  Pipe frosting onto cupcakes.  Sprinkle each cupcake with a little of the chopped pistachios if desired. Makes 21 cupcakes.

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Mary April 18, 2014 - 7:47 pm

Have you ever tried making these but substituting Chocolate cake mix and chocolate pudding? Or Lemon pudding instead of the pistachio? I was thinking that may be good but not sure if you had tried to substitute other flavors

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Mary April 18, 2014 - 7:47 pm

Have you ever tried making these but substituting Chocolate cake mix and chocolate pudding? Or Lemon pudding instead of the pistachio? I was thinking that may be good but not sure if you had tried to substitute other flavors

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Anna April 19, 2017 - 3:56 pm

Well, then it wouldn’t be a Pistachio Cupcakes recipe, would it? You should Google Chocolate Cupcake recipes and then you (might) be happy. I have a feeling you won’t.

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Brigid December 19, 2011 - 7:13 pm

These were amazing! Thanks for posting! I added some chopped pistachios to the inside of the cake, which gave it some extra crunch. I did have a little problem getting them to bake all the way, but I think that’s because I used “pudding in the mix” cake mix.

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Anna April 19, 2017 - 3:58 pm

Agreed! Amazing! You also don’t see something like this every day! Great to highlight the Pistachio!

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Brigid December 19, 2011 - 7:13 pm

These were amazing! Thanks for posting! I added some chopped pistachios to the inside of the cake, which gave it some extra crunch. I did have a little problem getting them to bake all the way, but I think that’s because I used “pudding in the mix” cake mix.

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jane March 25, 2011 - 6:40 am

I usually make a bundt cake and use butter cake mix. I will have to try cupcakes now. They look so yummy!!! Is the soda to make the cupcake rise?
Thanks

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jane March 25, 2011 - 6:40 am

I usually make a bundt cake and use butter cake mix. I will have to try cupcakes now. They look so yummy!!! Is the soda to make the cupcake rise?
Thanks

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maurilia March 23, 2011 - 8:24 am

My girl friend recently made these and these tested excellent! Can’t wait to try these. Thanks for sharing!!

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maurilia March 23, 2011 - 8:24 am

My girl friend recently made these and these tested excellent! Can’t wait to try these. Thanks for sharing!!

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sara March 17, 2011 - 9:18 am

Gorgeous photo! These cupcakes look super delicious! 🙂

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sara March 17, 2011 - 9:18 am

Gorgeous photo! These cupcakes look super delicious! 🙂

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[email protected] March 16, 2011 - 10:38 am

Yum! These look amazing! Thanks for sharing on Cupcake Tuesday!
~Liz

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[email protected] March 16, 2011 - 10:38 am

Yum! These look amazing! Thanks for sharing on Cupcake Tuesday!
~Liz

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J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) March 16, 2011 - 8:51 am

Love pistachio pudding, so I bet I’d love these even more! Yum.

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J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) March 16, 2011 - 8:51 am

Love pistachio pudding, so I bet I’d love these even more! Yum.

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Jess March 15, 2011 - 8:02 pm

Yum I love pistachio anything! These look cute

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Jess March 15, 2011 - 8:02 pm

Yum I love pistachio anything! These look cute

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Lori @ Girl Meets Oven March 15, 2011 - 6:32 pm

These cupcakes look great! My husband loves pistachio, and I just bought a box of pistachio pudding. I never thought of making pistachio frosting with it. Thanks for sharing!

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Lori @ Girl Meets Oven March 15, 2011 - 6:32 pm

These cupcakes look great! My husband loves pistachio, and I just bought a box of pistachio pudding. I never thought of making pistachio frosting with it. Thanks for sharing!

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Lori @ Girl Meets Oven March 15, 2011 - 6:31 pm

These cupcakes ook great! My husband loves pistachio, and I just bought a box of pistachio pudding. I never thought of making pistachio frosting with it. Thanks for sharing!

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Lori @ Girl Meets Oven March 15, 2011 - 6:31 pm

These cupcakes ook great! My husband loves pistachio, and I just bought a box of pistachio pudding. I never thought of making pistachio frosting with it. Thanks for sharing!

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Christy Denney March 14, 2011 - 6:08 pm

Hey girl,
Glad you liked them! They were so fluffy huh. I agree with you, the recipe could probably make more for sure. I think my cupcake liners were tall so I got less.
Christy

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Christy Denney March 14, 2011 - 6:08 pm

Hey girl,
Glad you liked them! They were so fluffy huh. I agree with you, the recipe could probably make more for sure. I think my cupcake liners were tall so I got less.
Christy

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