St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes
- 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.
From the Test Kitchen
Up to 2 weeks ahead, prepare and bake the cupcakes but do not frost them. Wrap and freeze the cupcakes. Thaw and frost before serving.
Nutrition Facts (St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes)
- Per serving:
- 285 kcal ,
- 13 g fat
- 32 mg chol. ,
- 179 mg sodium ,
- 40 g carb. ,
- 3 g pro.
Stephanie Burton 1318 Days Ago
These are a favorite, and we make them nearly every year. This year I tried using applesauce instead of oil, and cutting the sugar in half, just to make it a little healthier. Of course, by the time we frost and decorate, I don't think we'll miss the sugar!