Pistachio Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting

March 16th, 2012 | Posted by Milana in Dessert

Top O’ The Mornin’ To Ya ! …. these are just one of the 2 creations I whipped up in honor of St. Patty’s Day :). Found the original recipe for the cupcakes on cooks.com. The coconut frosting was just something I came up with on my own. I never imagined the combination of pistachios and coconut and I must say they go very well together. Their flavors compliment each other. Let me know what you guys think. Happy St. Patricks Day!


1 cup all purpose flour

3/4 cup white whole wheat flour

1/3 cup cane or coconut sugar

1 (4 serving) pkg. instant pistachio pudding mix

2-1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

2 Large Eggs

1-1/4 cups any milk

1/4 cup avocado oil

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

7 drops green food coloring


8oz. cream cheese, softened

1-1/2 cups confectioners sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1-1/4 tsp coconut extract


Heat oven to 375F. In a large mixing bowl, stir together flours, pudding mix, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a small bowl, combine eggs, milk, applesauce, oil, food color and vanilla. Stir into the flour mixture just until combined. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full. Bake for 18-20 min or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack completely before frosting.

For Frosting:

Beat all the ingredients on medium until combined and frost.

18 Servings
Amount Per Serving
  Calories 185.7
  Total Fat 6.6 g
  Saturated Fat 2.2 g
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1.1 g
  Monounsaturated Fat 2.8 g
  Cholesterol 21.8 mg
  Sodium 217.1 mg
  Potassium 88.0 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 26.5 g
  Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
  Sugars 14.6 g
  Protein 4.2 g
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