Chocolate Pistachio Cupcakes

Chocolate Pistachio Cupcake Recipe

Valentine’s Day and Red Velvet is so last week…. now we’re on to GREEN treats for St. Patricks day starting with these Chocolate Pistachio Cupcakes.  They’re mostly chocolate with a hint of pistachio, so if you’re afraid… don’t be!  The crushed pistachios on top give some great green color as well as add a nice salty crunch to the cake.

Love the liners?  Greaseproof liners are what you need if you still want the colors to pop when they come out of the oven.  I got these from Sweets & Treats.

Chocolate Pistachio Cupakes

The Story:

Good women are like pistachios.

Sometimes a little tough to open up, but well worth the effort.

Chocolate Pistachio Cupcakes

Chocolate Pistachio Cupcakes


Chocolate Pistachio Cake:
1 box devil's food cake mix
1 pkg. instant pistachio pudding mix
4 eggs
2/3 C. oil
1/2 C. sour cream
3/4 C. milk or buttermilk
Chocolate Buttercream:
1 C. butter, softened
1/2 C. unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 C. milk or sour cream
3-4 C. powdered sugar
Crushed Pistachios


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
2. Sift cake mix into a a small bowl and set aside.
3. In a large bowl, combine pudding mix, eggs, oil, sour cream and milk until smooth.
4. Stir in cake mix.
5. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 16-20 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
6. Let cool.
7. Chocolate Buttercream: Beat butter for 2 minutes. Add cocoa powder, vanilla extract and milk and beat again. Slowly add in powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency.
8. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and top with crushed pistachios!

3 thoughts on “Chocolate Pistachio Cupcakes

  1. 1
    Ashton says:

    Pistachios are my favorite 🙂 Seriously. I need these pretty much stat. Gorgeous photos… as always!!! :*)

  2. 2
    Barbara Wood says:

    Hi if you hate shelling pistachios you can buy them fresh already shelled.

  3. 3
    Brittany says:

    I just made these cupcakes for a co-worker’s birthday and they received RAVE reviews. I went out on a limb to try something new but something I knew the co-worker had mentioned she would like to see in a cupcake and man did they deliver! Thank you for sharing!

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