Cupcakes! Cupcakes! Cupcakes!
"Nothing like a cute cupcake to make you smile"
Want something different for dessert this St. Patrick's Day? How about cupcakes. They are fun and easy. My mom baked cupcakes almost every Sunday when I was little. I thought they were the greatest. They fit just right in my small hand as I raced out the backdoor to play. She let me pick the color wrappers. I always picked the purple and pink ones. A girl thing for sure. The cupcake smell floated through our house and drove my dad crazy. He would make several trips to the kitchen and ask, "how much longer on those cupcakes, Dorothy?" Cupcakes, pot roast and potatoes was a big deal on Sunday. Homemade bread or cornbread topped with butter made the meal, perfect. Sitting around the table and sharing good food made for warm family time.
Below is a delicious and super quick cupcake recipe. The pistachio pudding flavor is awesome.
1-3/4 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
1 package (3.4 ounces) instant pistachio pudding mix
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/4 cups 2% milk
1/2 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Green food coloring, optional
Cream Cheese frosting
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, pudding mix, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, beat the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; add to dry ingredients and mix until blended.
Fill paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 375 for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to wire rack to cool completely. Add food coloring to frosting, if desired; frost your beautiful St. Patrick's cupcakes. Enjoy.
If you have a tasty cupcake recipe, I would love to hear from you.
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