Saturday, March 12, 2011

St. Patty's Day Cupcakes... Yummy!

Fun for St. Patty's Day (my personal favorite day of the year.... don't forget to wear GREEN on March 17!)


St. Patty's Day Cupcakes


  • 1-3/4  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1  4-serving-size package  instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 3/4  cup  miniature semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 2/3  cup  sugar
  • 2-1/2  teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 2    beaten eggs
  • 1-1/4  cups  milk
  • 1/2  cup  cooking oil
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla or 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2  of a can  cream cheese frosting (1 cup)
  •     Green colored sugar
  • 1/2  cup  candy-coated milk chocolate pieces


1. Grease muffin cups or line with paper bake cups. In a large mixing bowl stir together flour, pudding mix, chocolate pieces, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a small bowl combine beaten eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla or almond extract. Stir into flour mixture just until combined. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.
2. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Frost with cream cheese frosting; sprinkle with green sugar, then milk chocolate pieces. Makes 18 cupcakes.

Make-Ahead Tip: Up to 2 weeks ahead, prepare and bake the cupcakes but do not frost them. Wrap and freeze the cupcakes. Thaw and frost before serving.

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