St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

Posted on 13. Mar, 2011 by in Food

INGREDIENTS

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

DIRECTIONS:

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.

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.

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