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Pistachio Swirl Cupcakes with Shamrock Sprinkles

Whether you like cupcakes or cake you will want to make this easy Pistachio Swirl Cupcake Recipe. White cake mix is blended with a package of Pistachio Instant Pudding and Pie mix, eggs, oil and water.  Inside the cupcake is a sugar, cinnamon and pecan nut center or swirl.

How to Make these Cupcakes

Pistachio Swirl Cupcake Recipe

Pistachio Swirl Cupcake Recipe lizbushong.com

A blend of pistachio instant pudding and white cake mixes with a few drops of green food gel make this cupcake easy to make.  Inside the cupcake is a mixture of sugar, cinnamon and pecans.

  • Author: Liz Bushong
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: 24 regular cupcakes 1x
  • Category: Dessert- St. Patricks Day Cupcakes
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American



1 package Jello ® Pistachio Instant Pudding and Pie mix

1 package white cake mix- tested Duncan Hines

4 eggs

1 cup sour cream

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon creme bouquet or vanilla


1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 cup finely chopped pecans


1– 4ounce package cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped

1/2 cup marshmallow cream, purchased

1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar


Shamrock sprinkles


  1. Prepare cupcake pan with cupcake liners, spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350.
  3. In large mixing bowl, add cake mix and dry pudding mix, eggs, oil, sour cream, extract.  Beat cake batter for 2 minutes.
  4. In medium mixing bowl, add sugar, nuts, and ground cinnamon, stir to mix.
  5. Using an ice cream scoop, fill cupcake liners half full, spoon 1 teaspoon sugar nut mixture in center of cupcake batter.  Cover top of sugar mixture with teaspoon of  cake batter. Repeat process to fill cupcake liners.
  6. Bake cupcakes at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until center is done.

Frosting: After cupcakes are completely cool.  Mix cream cheese, marshmallow cream, whipped cream  and confectioner’s sugar in a medium mixing bowl.  Beat frosting until thick and fluffy.

Fill pastry bag with tip fitted with 1 M with frosting.  Pipe a center star, then pipe a circle around the center, adding two or three layers high.  Sprinkle with shamrock sprinkles.

Keywords: Pistachio Swirl Cupcakes

Shamrock Sprinkles can be found at Michaels Craft Stores

Simple Ingredients for Pistachio Cupcakes

Pistachio cupcake Ingredients. lizbushong.com jpg

Add 6-8 drops of Green Food Coloring Gel to make cupcakes Green

Pistachio Cupcake Batter lizbushong.com

ENJOY!  This is an easy recipe with Sugar Cinnamon Nut Filling

Pistachio Swirl Cupcake Recipe lizbushong.com

Other Ideas you might like to try: 

St Patricks Day Centerpiece DIY lizbushong.com

Pistachio Shamrock Cake lizbushong.com


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