what’s better than a cake? cupcakes!

Flag day also happens to be my neighbor Sally’s birthday. I told her I’d make her the white trash pistachio cake (Carolyn sent me the recipe) since she raved about it the last time I made it. I decided to convert it to cupcakes, since cupcakes are so festive (and also so I could have some!).

cupcakes for s.JPG

I posted the recipe the last time I made this, but who wants to go digging around the archives? Not me, so here’s the recipe again …

Trashy But Oh-So-Yummy Pistachio Cake
1 box white cake mix
1 box pistachio Jell-O pudding mix
4 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup water
8 oz container of sour cream
Heat oven to 325F. Grease or line cupcake tins with liners (I think I made about 18. I used one big cupcake tin and one small one). Mix all ingredients and divide. All recipes suggest filling to 2/3 full, but I usually get more carried away. Bake the cupcakes about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out pretty clean. Don’t overbake, or you won’t get the moist and fluffy goodness that can only come from a boxed cake mix.
FROSTING (optional)
1 container Cool Whip
1 box pistachio Jell-O pudding mix
1 cup milk
Mix the pudding mix and milk together. Fold in the Cool Whip. Frost to your heart’s content. Actually, I would suggest frosting just before serving, because if you frost then leave the cupcakes out, the frosting gets kind of gummy from the pudding, and that is kind of unpleasant.

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7 Responses to what’s better than a cake? cupcakes!

  1. hannah says:

    trashy never sounded so yummy… and i am so glad im not the only one who keeps um, a *few* cupcakes back.

  2. Stephanie says:

    OMG. I was just dreaming of cupcakes…triggered by these: http://www.cupacake.com
    the kitchen gearfiend in me said: ooh! how cool!
    and the hungry patissier in me said…now now – wouldn’t you rather drool over cupcakes instead of cupcake houses?
    Those look delish. Must try 😀

  3. Silvia says:

    Ooh, those look delicious. I just today bought some cuppies at my local patisserie (yeah we got one) for a friend’s birthday. You’re right, cupcakes are more festive than regular cake.

  4. claudia says:

    I ask myself for the millionth time: why do I come here when I am starving?
    Seriously, I could eat my monitor.

  5. Stella says:

    Nice color frosting! So uhm, natural! Does pistachio jello contain actual pistachios?

  6. Becky says:

    My neighbor’s birthday is flag day too!!!

  7. Becky says:

    My neighbor’s birthday is flag day too!!!

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