This is a traditional recipe my Grandma McNee made for us each St. Patrick's Day. We always looked forward to having them. Not only are they so cool but taste delicious! My ten year old took on the task this year and did an awesome job! (We used my lazy version) Unfortunately we did not have any pistachio pudding on hand so she used vanilla instead. They still turned out quite festive I think!! It doesn't matter if I make the original or my lazy version they still bring back great memories of my incredible Grandma. So today I am posting this recipe in honor of her!! She loved baking and especially being creative on the Holidays.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
Grandma's Irish Cupcakes
2/3 cup sugar
1 package instant pudding (use pistachio if you want them green)
1/2 cup oil
1 1/4 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
Mix together sugar, oil, pudding and milk. Beat in eggs and add vanilla. Mix in the flour, baking powder and salt. Fill cupcake wrappers 1/2 to 2/3 full. Bake at 375 degrees for 18-20 minutes. Frost with cream cheese frosting colored green.
My Lazy Version of Grandma's Irish Cupcakes (AKA Cake Mix Twist)
1 box white cake mix
1 small package pudding (Pistachio)
1 cup sour cream
Mix cake as directed on package. Add dry pudding mix and sour cream. Bake as directed on cake mix.