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Chocolate Pistachio Cupcakes

Ingredients

Chocolate Pistachio Cake:

  • Devil's Food Cake Mix or chocolate
  • 1 3.4 oz. box pistachio pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 C. oil
  • 3/4 C. buttermilk
  • 1/2 C. sour cream
  • 1 tsp. almond extract

Chocolate Buttercream:

  • 1 C. butter softened
  • 3/4 C. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. milk
  • 3-4 C. powdered sugar

Crushed Pistachios

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
  2. 2. Sift cake mix and pudding mix into a small bowl and set aside.
  3. 3. In a large bowl combine eggs, oil, buttermilk, sour cream and almond extract.
  4. 4. Add cake and pudding mix and stir until smooth.
  5. 5. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 17-22 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
  6. 6. Chocolate Frosting: Beat butter for 2 minutes. Add cocoa powder and vanilla extract and milk. Slowly add in powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency and add more milk if needed.
  7. 7. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and top with crushed pistachios.