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Green Dream Pistachio Cupcakes

by Nick Makrides
Green Dream Pistachio Cupcakes

Have you ever tried the nutty flavour of pistachios with chocolate? No? Then you need to try it as a cupcake to truly appreciate how delicious it is!

Pistachio flavoured cupcakes topped with chocolate ganache frosting and a sprinkle of crushed pistachios.

Green Dream Pistachio Cupcakes

Green Dream Pistachio Cupcakes

Serves 20

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert, American
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 3 1/2 cups plain flour all-purpose
  • 1 1/4 cups caster sugar superfine
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp fine salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups full-cream milk whole
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp Greek yoghurt or sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract vanilla bean paste
  • 1 cup pistachios unsalted, very finely chopped or crushed + extra for sprinkling on top of the frosting
  • 1 cup Chocolate sauce

Frosting

  • 1 batch of my chocolate ganache frosting


Instructions

Cupcakes

  • Preheat a fan-forced oven to 160C (320F) or 180C (356F) for a conventional oven. Line a cupcake tin with cupcake liners.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the flour, baking powder, caster sugar and salt. Turn mixer on low speed and allow it to mix for a couple minutes to help everything combine well (alternatively you may do this by sifting the ingredients together). Add the softened butter and let it mix until it resembles a fine sand like texture.
  • Next, add milk, eggs, yogurt, oil and vanilla extract in a large jug and whisk well.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients in a slow and steady stream until no dry ingredients are visible. Scrape down the bowl, add crushed pistachios and mix for another 20 seconds.
  • Fill each cupcake liner 3/4 of the way (using an ice-cream scoop to transfer the batter into the cupcake liners makes this a quick and easy process otherwise you can use two tablespoons). Bake for 20-25 min or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow them to cool completely on a wire cooling rack before frosting.
  • Core the centre of the cupcake using the end of a piping tip, an apple corer or a knife and fill with chocolate sauce.
  • To frost the cupcakes fit the end of a piping tip with a Wilton 1M tip and frost in a swirl. Finish off with a sprinkle of finely crushed pistachios.

Notes

Cupcakes can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days.

Nutrition

Serving: 20g
Calories : 247kcal
Carbonhydrates: 20g
Protein: 6g
Fat: 16g
Saturated Fat: 8g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat : 0.1g
Trans Fat : 0.1g
Cholesterol: 31mg
Sodium: 140mg
Potassium : 158mg
Fiber: 2g
Sugar : 1g
Vitamin A: 221IU
Vitamin C: 1mg
Calcium: 63mg
Iron: 2mg
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